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Academic Support

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are being piloted in Fall 2019 in four undergraduate courses:

  • Foundations of Biology
  • Genetics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

PASS involves PASS Leaders, who are student peer educators. This kind of supplemental learning is not "tutoring" in the traditional sense.  Instead PASS features weekly, guided study groups that require:

  • Close work with the faculty member(s);
  • Added learning time that is not a replacement for lectures/labs/class;
  • Becoming spaces to drive peer learning and learning how to learn in groups;
  • Sessions that are not usually required but come with BIG learning payoff.

Faculty who are interested in PASS work should contact the Director of Academic Support, Dr. Monica Jacobe, to discuss.  PASS work will expand in future terms to respond to faculty interest and student needs.