Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)


PASS, also known as Supplemental Instruction (SI), is a program which targets traditionally difficult courses at FSU by implementation of frequent group study sessions focused on the most difficult content of the course. PASS was designed to increase retention and improve student performance in these difficult courses. Students who attend PASS, on average, score higher on tests and on final course grades than students who do not attend PASS. PASS programs have been found to have a positive impact on the persistence and retention of college students in historically difficult courses (Ogden, et al., 2003).

At the ACE Learning Studio, our PASS program provides undergraduate students the unique opportunity to voluntarily meet twice weekly for group sessions led by trained undergraduate student PASS Leaders who are knowledgeable about subject matter. PASS Leaders facilitate the group study sessions by embedding hands-on practice of how to learn into learning activities centered on what to learn. Group sessions focus on learning difficult concepts from the lecture and practicing problems in our supported courses.

You can see our current semester PASS schedule below, or you can click the link to the left to learn more about our PASS leaders and session observers!

PASS Summer Schedule (Sessions A, B, and C)
Summer Term Course Number Course Name Professor PASS Leader PASS Session Time 1 HCB Room # PASS Session Time 2 HCB Room # PASS Session Time 3 HCB Room #
Summer A CHM 1045-01 Chemistry I Yang Feyikemi Ogunfuwa Tuesday 11:40am-12:30pm HCB 207*** Wednesday 12:45pm-1:35pm HCB 208 Thursday 11:40am-12:30pm HCB 312
Summer A CHM 1046-01 Chemistry II Carnevale Mohammad Salam Tuesday 2:30pm-3:20pm WJB G061 Wednesday 2:15pm-3:05pm HCB 309 Thursday 12:30pm-1:20pm HCB 208
Summer B BCH 4053-01 Biochemistry Rexford Cameron Healy Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm HCB 208 Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm HCB 208 Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm HCB 208
Summer B PSB 2000-01 Intro to Brain and Behavior Johnson Alachua Madison Flowers Monday 12:15pm-1:05pm HCB 207 Tuesday 9:40am-10:30am HCB 312 Wednesday 12:15pm-1:05pm HCB 312
Summer B HUN 3224 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients I Farrell Andreia Silva Tuesday 11:00am-11:50am HCB 312 Wednesday 11:00am-11:50am HCB 312 Wednesday 2:00pm-2:50pm HCB 208
Summer C HUN 3226 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients II Ray/Akhavan Andreia Silva No Session on Tuesdays   Wednesday 2:00pm-3:15pm WJB G060 Thursday 10am-11:15am WJB G060
Summer C PSB 2000-02 Intro to Brain and Behavior Williams Alachua Madison Flowers Monday 4:30pm-5:20pm HCB 309 Tuesday 9:30am-10:20am HCB 312 Wednesday 4:30pm-5:20pm HCB 309
Summer C PSY 2012-01 General Psychology Hardy-Williams Alexis Federico Monday 3:00pm-3:50pm HCB 312 Tuesdays 11:10am-12:00pm HCB 208 Wednesday 11:20am-12:10pm HCB 208
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