Peer Leaders take the Practical Applications of Academic Mentoring (PAM) course during the fall and spring semesters. PAM is a 2-credit, General Studies course that meets once a week for 2 hours. There are 3 discipline-specific sections, each of which is taught by one of the instructors of the "parent" course (Calculus, General Chemistry, or General Physics).
In the PAM course, first-time and veteran Peer Leaders work together to solve the weekly PLTL problems in advance of their PLTL group meetings, using collaborative-learning strategies that they learned in the SAM course. The course instructors design the PLTL problems and designate which collaborative-learning strategies the Peer Leaders should use when working on each problem.
During each PAM session, Peer Leaders
Lisa Kuehne (Mathematics and Cornerstone)
Megan Daschbach (Chemistry)
Jason Woods (Physics, Radiology, College of Arts & Sciences, and Cornerstone)