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PAL Resources for Faculty


Professors who select their own PAL Leader, involve the PAL Leader in class/labs, and meet regularly with their PAL Leader generally see better outcomes. If you’re interested in having PAL support, please review the following information and complete the Faculty Request Form below.

A Step-by-Step Guide for Faculty

1. Is Your Class a Fit?

PAL focuses on support for courses with high DFW rates. These courses are typically intro or gateway courses. Does your class qualify? If you’re not sure, feel free to contact us to talk about the best academic support options for your students.

2. Recommend Students

YOU are the expert in terms of the needs for your class. PAL works best if you pick a successful student who’s taken your class previously. Talk to them and see if they’d be interested in being a PAL Leader. Refer them to us and/or share this link about the application process.

3. Prepare

Start thinking about how PAL will best fit your course and teaching style. Things to consider:

  • How will you involve your PAL in lecture?
  • How often will you meet?
  • How can you encourage student attendance at PAL sessions?

4. Provide Feedback

Assessment and evaluation helps us improve the program for faculty, students and PAL Leaders. Your feedback is crucial! We’ll send an end-of-semester survey as part of our program assessment, but we welcome your feedback at any time.

5. Review

6. Request a PAL Leader

Recruitment and hiring begins in October for Spring and in February for Fall. Space is limited so the sooner the better!

Contact: Bea Rogers, Director of Peer-Assisted Learning 732-263-5737,