PASS Program

Peer Assisted Study Sessions at Founders

What is PASS?

Are weekly collaborative learning sessions for students who want to improve their understanding of challenging content in selected courses among Founders College affiliated programs.  PASS sessions  designed to provide students enrolled in specific courses the opportunity for regular review of and practice with their course material.

Why participate in PASS?

Students who attend regularly have a greater chance of learning effective strategies for learning course material and improving study habits.

PASS Works!

PASS sessions are based on a model developed at University of Missouri—Kansas City in 1973 and there is substantial evidence indicating that this approach to study groups reduces attrition and improves grades.

What happens during a PASS session?

During these sessions, students will be able to discuss and collaborate with classmates to work through important concepts, develop study  strategies and practice testing the course material.  In these sessions, students will also gain an opportunity to prepare for mid-terms and exams.

It is important to note that facilitators do not re-lecture, explain course content, or tutor students on the subject matter. Instead, they assist students in becoming independent learners by planning activities that encourage them to work together to process course material themselves.

Which Founders Courses have PASS Sessions?

For the Fall/Winter 2020/2021 PASS Sessions will be offered for AP/WRIT 2710 3.0 Grammar & Proofreading and for AP/FR 1080 6.0 French Language and Culture.

Check back soon for the PASS Sessions schedule and to see if more courses are added!