Information for Faculty
What are SLGs?
Supported learning groups provides academic support for a first year class that is historically challenging. Students who have previously taken the course and have done well lead the sessions. They attend the present lectures and follow the course material along with the students in weekly sessions. The study groups are open to all students enrolled in the course and they can participate as often as they choose.
Regular review, pre-tests, and study skills are learned at each session. The sessions function as guaranteed study time with a place to get feedback. Students must come to the sessions prepared to discuss and contribute to activities. SLG's are not tutoring sessions, they function as a place for students to get together with a successful peer who has succeeded academically.
"I find talking through the material the best way for me to learn, SLG provided time to ask questions and hear others opinions"
How do I find out about having SLGs for my course?
If you are interested in learning more about the selection process, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or room C1007.
What do I need to do if I have an SLG leader in my course?
It is very helpful for the leader to work with faculty in order to make their sessions as beneficial to students as possible. We understand that faculty has many commitments and responsibilities and therefore it is up to the faculty how much time they spend with the leader.
The SLG leader is required to attend classes and faculty are to provide a brief time in lecture for the leader to give announcements about sessions. The scheduling of the sessions are listed on the SLG website but it is important to announce the schedule in class to remind students.