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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an academic support model for courses that have been identified as historically difficult. The program provides academic support to students in these courses by employing model students to attend the course and then facilitate or lead collaborative learning groups outside of regularly scheduled class time. These collaborative learning groups help students master content, learn and integrate study strategies, and improve student persistence.

FALL 2022 PAL Schedule

Check back closer to the end of the summer for the new PAL schedule!

Benefits of Peer Assisted Learning

Student Participants

  • Better understanding of course material
  • Better grades
  • Developing effective learning techniques
  • Easier transition to university life
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased interpersonal skills

PAL Leader

  • Consolidation of course material
  • Increased confidence and interpersonal skills
  • Developing employment experience
  • Better grades

Lecturer

  • Improved student outcomes
  • Increased student engagement
  • Quicker course feedback
  • Better student grades
  • Saved time in long term

Department & University

  • Greater student retention
  • better student results
  • Improved student experience
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