MATH 2250 - Adams; Benim; Iliev

Beginning in spring semester 2017, six sections of MATH 2250 (Calc 1) will be bolstered by Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs). Drs. Adams, Benim, and Iliev each work with two PLAs in their instructional approach. These sections are part of an intensive model, wherin students attend class five days per week. The three faculty members are collaborating in terms of how to best implement the PLA-supported instruction. Generally, one of the five weekly sessions is led primarily by the PLAs, who work with groups of students on problem solving. PLAs also attend other class meeting during the week. Each class of 19 students is assisted by two PLAs. The 12 PLAs for MATH2250 are compensated for their time in the classroom. Additionally, they join PLAs from other disciplines in FCID3100, a one-hour course that meets once a week to provide training and skill development for these mentors.

MATH2250 spring 2017 Peer Learning Assistants


Spring 2017

In addition to a new small class initiative, six sections of MATH2250, Calc 1, will be supported by Peer Learning Assistants. Three faculty members are helming this effort in the Mathematics Department, Dr. Malcolm Adams, Dr. Bobby Benim, and Dr. Gary Iliev. These instensive sections meet five times per week, with one of those meetings being led by two PLAs.


PLA Program

Program Progress Overview

BIOL 1107

CHEM 1312/1412

CSCI 1301

PHYS 1112

PHYS 1211

Learning Community