Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Update: Due to current safety guidelines, all PASS sessions will be conducted online through Zoom or similar video-conferencing applications.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are available for Spring 2021 in the following undergraduate courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 104)
- Foundations of Biology (BIOL 111)
- Calculus w/ Review II (MATH 166)
- Elementary Statistics (MATH 107)
- Calculus II (MATH 171)
- General Chemistry (CHEM 114)
- Computer Science I (CSCI 120)
- Accounting (ACCT 157)
- Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHEM 108)
- Organic Chemistry (CHEM 212)
- Introductory Physics (PHYS 112)
- Microeconomics (ECON 225)
- Biochemistry II (BIOL/CHEM 328)
*Music Theory PASS Sessions available; these are not tied to any particular class, and are open to all students looking to practice music theory.
*Hours are available in the Math Quantitative Resource Center (QRC). The QRC utilizes Gathertown to host an online space where students can meet with peer educators to practice their Calculus skills.
PASS involves PASS Leaders, who are student peer educators. This kind of supplemental learning is not "tutoring" in the traditional sense and is not remedial. 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;
- Building spaces to drive peer learning and learning how to learn in groups;
- Sessions that are not usually required but come with BIG learning payoff.
Eligibility for becoming a PASS Leader: the student must have earned a B+ or higher in the course they would be covering, and currently have a 3.0+ GPA.