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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 2021 PAL Schedule

Course PAL Days Session Times Location
ENGL-151-ALP-01 Cameron Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 202 or join the 11 to 12 session via WebEx.
ENLG-151-ALP-02 Elizabeth Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 310 or join the 5 to 6 p.m. session via WebEx.
ENGL-151-ALP-03 Kaitlin Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 312 or join the 3 to 4 p.m. session via WebEx.
Open ENGL-151 Jared Fridays 12-1 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 310 or join the 12 to 1 p.m. session via WebEx.
Open ENGL-151 Jared Saturdays 10-11 a.m. Remote Only join the 10 to 11 a.m. session via WebEx.
Course PAL Days Session Time Location
ACCT-161-06 Natalia Mondays 7-8 p.m. Remote only, join the 7 to 8 p.m. session via WebEx.
ACCT-161-06 Natalia Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 304 or join the 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. session via WebEx.
ACCT-161-07 Ashley Monday 2-3 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 319 or join the 2 to 3 p.m. session via WebEx.
ACCT-161-07 Ashley Tuesday 2-3 p.m. Main Campus Instructional Bldg 5 Room 319 or 2 to 3 p.m. session via WebEx.
ACCT-161-07 Ashley Friday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Remote only, join the 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. session via WebEx.
Open ACCT-161 Davan Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Remote only, join the 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. session via WebEx.

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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