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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Enters Second Full Year

posted Sep 24, 2010, 3:55 PM by Jon Sticklen   [ updated Sep 24, 2010, 3:56 PM ]





The NSF-funded EEES program enters its second full year this Fall. EEES stands for "Engaging Early Engineering Students" and is aimed at increasing the retention rate in the College of Engineering by ten percentage points.

EEES has a number of reinforcing core programs each addressing retention from a different angle. One of the core programs is the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program. In PAL, students in selected sections of PHY 183, MTH 116, and MTH 132 have the opportunity to meet in group sessions with an upper division engineering student leader to better master the course material, develop good working relations with other students, and collectively lay the ground for all participants to better master the course concepts. And in the end develop the self confidence that comes from subject mastery. 

In the photo, a group of students works together and with the PAL Leader on issues in MTH 132 - Calc 1. 

Follow this link to view a slide show from this PAL session.