Building on a pilot project in Kinesiology, supplemental instruction is being offered in "high challenge" courses in Kinesiology and Psychology. High challenge courses are those that are historically difficult as measured by at least a 30% rate of low grades, failures and course withdrawals. The project involves trained peer learning facilitators who offer voluntary study sessions for selected courses. They also support the development of study skills through Facebook study groups. Evaluation of the sessions will be done to determine impact on academic success and retention in high challenge courses.
Martha Rogers, Faculty of Health/Stong College