About Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are high-quality, informal drop-in study sessions connected to a specific first-year course. PASS sessions are attached to historically difficult courses. They are designed to develop a first-year student’s academic skills, behaviours, and habits attached to their experience in class.
PASS Courses and Opportunities for involvement:
The Kinesiology PASS program is hiring up to 3 PASS Leaders for the 2018/19 Academic Year to deliver sessions to support KIN 190 (Anatomy & Physiology I) in term 1 and KIN 191 (Anatomy & Physiology II) in term 2.
PASS Leader Role & Eligibility
Undergraduate student leaders run Peer Assisted Study Sessions. PASS student leaders are positioned as expert learners of a course subject, and not course content experts. PASS leaders work collaboratively within a team to design and facilitate one or two PASS sessions per week that engage learners in collaborative learning activities that emphasize high quality study techniques.
In the PASS Leader role, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an academic setting, hone their leadership and facilitation skills, and work alongside graduate students, staff, and faculty. Leaders are exposed to diverse learning environments while developing their own discipline specific skills, all tools for success for their education and future career.
To be a PASS leader in the 2018/2019 academic year, students must meet the following requirements:
- Currently registered as an undergraduate student in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) and have a minimum second year standing
- Completed KIN 190 and KIN 191 at UBC and demonstrated strong academic success in the course (minimum 75%)
- Keen interest in developing facilitation and leadership skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent communication and listening skills
- Keen interest in working with a diverse student population
- Passion for enhancing and supporting the Kinesiology student experience
- Ability and willingness to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Sunday, July 22, 2018