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To: All Faculty

Re:  2017-2018 Call for Peer Learning Associates

From: GailAnn Rickert


Dear Colleagues:


The Peer Learning Associates Program fosters mentoring relationships between faculty and their Peer Learning Associates and between students at different stages of their academic careers. Peer Learning Associates work closely with the faculty who selected them to enhance peer learning in a variety of ways, e.g., facilitating discussions or group projects in or outside class, running planned review or practice sessions or supplemental labs, and helping students through group or one-on-one tutoring.

  • Funds for students participating in the PLA program should be used to contribute directly to student learning and are not meant to support primarily administrative tasks.
  • Grading or evaluating student work is not an appropriate function for PLAs. 
  • For those departments whose total requests are in excess of $3000, we will consult with the Department Chair about cost sharing and prioritization of needs.


Information about our Peer Learning Associates Programforms and instructions for requests are online on the Academic Advising web page:

DUE DATE for ONLINE Requests for Fall 2017 AND Spring 2018 requests: FRIDAY, 28 April 2017. 

Please contact me if you have questions about the PLA program and funding; contact Noelle Billand, if you have questions about the online forms.

All best,



Dr. GailAnn Rickert

Dean of Academic Advising