PASS for Instructors


Is PASS right for you?

Having a PASS Leader in your class will help your students be more successful in the course. You will see the many benefits of PASS reflected in retention rates, grades, and enthusiasm. The best part is that it's at no cost to you!

Instructors who have had PASS Leaders in their courses have said:

  • "Retention... has never been this good."
  • "Students get more practice and dedicated time on the course material"
  • "I'm seeing better grades in my classes"
  • "I'd do it in every class if I could."


Please keep in mind that a PASS Leader is not a Teaching Assistant (TA). Leaders will not teach new material that is not mentioned in class; nor do they work as an exam proctor. 

If you are interested in having a PASS Leader in your section, contact Tyler Person (Tyler.Person@normandale.edu) for math and science or Catherine Nordlie (Catherine.Nordlie@normandale.edu) for humanities. PASS works best if instructors recommend a student who has been through the course. If you are not recommending a PASS Leader, the PASS supervisors will work to find you someone. Thank you for your interest in Peer-Assisted Study Sessions!