PLTL Overview

Announcements

Workshop enrollment for Spring 2020 begins Jan. 29, 2019.

PLTL workshops begin week 3 of the semester (week of Monday, Feb. 10)

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 does not last all semester. Enrollment begins Wednesday, Jan. 29 and ends Friday, Feb. 14 at 4:00 P.M. A link to the electronic enrollment form will be located at the top of this webpage when the enrollment period is open.
  • A minimum of 8 students is needed to launch each workshop.

Questions? Please email PLTL program coordinators

Spring 2020 enrollment into PLTL did not yet occur.

When

PLTL workshops begin week 3 of the semester – the week of Monday, Feb. 10.

Information updated Jan. 16

Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 001

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Gail Buckenmeyer @ 9:10 A.M -10:00 A.M on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 1. Workshops parallel either Dr. Buckenmeyer's or Dr. Halter'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 1 is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31 @ 2:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:

#1. TBD / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#2. TBD / Dr. Halter's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 002

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Timothy Halter @ 1:50 P.M. - 2:40 P.M. on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 1. Workshops parallel either Dr. Buckenmeyer's or Dr. Halter'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 1 is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31 @ 2:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:

#1. TBD / Dr. Buckenmeyer's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#2. TBD / Dr. Halter's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 2 // Sec. 001

Faculty and Lecture:

Dr. Michael Von Tersch @ 9:10 A.M - 10:00 A.M on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 2. Workshops parallel either Dr. Von Tersch's or Dr. Roering'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 2 is scheduled for Wed, Jan. 29 @ 5:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:
#3. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#6. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
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Gen Chem 2 // Sec. 002

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Karen Downey @ 11:30 A.M. - 12:20 P.M. on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 2. Workshops parallel either Dr. Von Tersch's or Dr. Roering'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 2 is scheduled for Wed, Jan. 29 @ 5:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:
#3. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#6. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen

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Gen Chem 2 // Sec. 003

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Karen Downey @ 1:50 P.M. - 2:40 P.M. on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 2. Workshops parallel either Dr. Von Tersch's or Dr. Roering'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 2 is scheduled for Wed, Jan. 29 @ 5:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:
#3. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#6. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen

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Gen Chem 2 // Sec. 004

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Andrew Roering @ 4:25 P.M. - 5:40 P.M. on M/W only

Eligibility: Any student taking Gen Chem 2. Workshops parallel either Dr. Von Tersch's or Dr. Roering'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.

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 2 is scheduled for Wed, Jan. 29 @ 5:40 P.M.

Workshop Options:
#3. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#4. TBD / Dr. Von Tersch's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#5. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen
#6. TBD / Dr. Roering's curriculum / TBD day @ time - time P.M. / B-233 Van Hoesen

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