PLTL Overview

Announcements

Workshop enrollment for Fall 2019 begins Aug. 28, 2019.
PLTL workshops begin week 3 of the semester (week of Monday, Sept. 9)
 

What

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a semester-long problem-solving workshop. The goal of the program is to increase student success in undergraduate general chemistry I and II courses.

During weekly 90-minute workshops, students work together to learn how to solve difficult problems through practice. Workshops are facilitated by trained student leaders who earned a B or higher in the courses they support. Our leaders work closely with chemistry faculty in preparation for each workshop.

Enrollment and Policies

Enrollment is required. Ongoing attendance matters. Please read our policies for PLTL before enrolling. 

  • Coordinators will open workshop enrollment after they provide a brief in-class presentation about the program at the beginning of the semester. 
  • The opportunity to join PLTL ends promptly on Friday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.
  • A link to our enrollment form will be posted at the top of this webpage the first week of classes and be removed after the enrollment window closes.
  • A minimum of 8 students is needed to launch each workshop.

Questions? Please email PLTL program coordinators

Fall 2019 enrollment into PLTL is closed.

When

PLTL workshops begin week 3 of the semester – the week of Sept. 9, 2019.

Information updated Aug. 27

Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 001

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Timothy Halter @ 9:10am-10:20 on M/W/F

Eligibility: Workshops parallel either Dr. Halter's or Dr. Phelan's weekly lecture (please see details for each workshop below). We politely ask for students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester.

Workshop Options:

#1. Eric / Dr. Phelan's curriculum / Mondays @ 8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#2. Meredith / Dr. Halter's curriculum / Wednesdays @ 8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 002

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Buckenmeyer (002) @ 11:30am-12:20pm on M/W/F

Eligibility: All workshops parallel Dr. Buckenmeyer's weekly lecture (please see details for each workshop below). Open to students in Dr. Buckenmeyer's 11:30am or 1:50pm lectures. We politely ask for students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester.

Workshop Options:

#3. Colleen / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Mondays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. Sami / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Tuesdays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. Aitza / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Wednesdays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 003

Faculty and Lecture:

Dr. Buckenmeyer (003) @ 1:50pm-2:40pm on M/W/F

Eligibility: All workshops parallel Dr. Buckenmeyer's weekly lecture (please see details for each workshop below). Open to students in Dr. Buckenmeyer's 11:30am or 1:50pm lectures. We politely ask for students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester.

Workshop Options:
#3. Colleen / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Mondays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. Sami / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Tuesdays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. Aitza / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / Wednesdays @ 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 004

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Greg Phelan @ 4:25pm-5:40pm on M/W only

Eligibility: Workshops parallel either Dr. Halter's or Dr. Phelan's weekly lecture (please see details for each workshop below). We politely ask for students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester.

Workshop Options:

#1. Eric / Dr. Phelan's curriculum / Mondays @ 8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#2. Meredith / Dr. Halter's curriculum / Wednesdays @ 8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 2 // Sec. 001

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Michael Von Tersch @ 11:40pm-12:55pm on T/TR

Eligibility: Workshops parallel Dr. Von Tersch's weekly curriculum. We politely ask students who wish to enroll intend to commit for the duration of the semester.

Workshop Options:

#6. Andre / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / Tuesdays @ 8 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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