PLTL Overview

Due to COVID-19, PLTL is now offered online.

Announcements

Workshop enrollment for Fall 2020 begins September 2, 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email PLTL program coordinators.

PLTL online workshops begin week 3 of the semester (week of Monday, September 14).

What

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is an online 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 online workshops in Microsoft Teams, 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 video presentation about the program in your online chemistry class at the beginning of the semester.   
  • Workshop enrollment begins Wednesday September 2 and ends on Friday, September 18 @ 4:00 PM. A link to our enrollment form will be posted 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

When

PLTL workshops begin week 3 of the semester – the week of Monday, Sept. 14

Information updated September 1, 2020

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 CHE227. Workshops parallel either Dr. Buckenmeyer or Dr. Halter (please see details for each workshop below). We ask 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 Wednesday September 2 @ 5:40 PM.

Online Workshop Options:

#1. Rachael / Dr. Buckenmeyer’s or Dr Halter’s Curriculum / Monday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online 
#2Fiona / Dr. Buckenmeyer’s or Dr Halter’s Curriculum / Monday 7:00-8:30 PM / Online
#3  Hannah / Dr. Buckenmeyer’s or Dr Halter’s Curriculum / Tuesday 7:00-8:30 PM / Online

Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 002

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

Eligibility: Any student taking CHE227 with Dr Roering.  (Please see details for each workshop below.) We ask students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester. 

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 1 starts Wednesday September 2 @ 5:40 PM.

Online Workshop Options:

#1. Colleen / Dr. Roering’s curriculum / Monday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online
#2. Aitza / Dr. Roering’s curriculum / Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online
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Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 003

Faculty and Lecture:

Dr. Andrew Roering @ 1:50 P.M -2:40 P.M on M/W/F

Eligibility: Any student taking CHE227 with Dr Roering.  (Please see details for each workshop below.) We ask students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester. 

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 1 starts Wednesday September 2 @ 5:40 pm.

Online Workshop Options:
#1. Collen / Dr. Roering’s curriculum / Monday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online 
#2. Aitza / Dr. Roering’s curriculum / Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online

Gen Chem 1 // Sec. 004

Faculty and Lecture:
Dr. Timothy Halter @ 4:25 P.M. - 5:40 P.M. on M/W

Eligibility: Any student taking CHE227 with Dr. Halter or Dr. Buckenmeyer.  (Please see details for each workshop below.) We ask students to enroll in one workshop and commit for the duration of the semester. 

Enrollment into PLTL workshops for Gen Chem 1 starts Wednesday September 2 @ 5:40 pm.

Online Workshop Options:
#1. Rachael / Dr. Halter’s or Dr. Buckenmeyer’s Curriculum / Monday 6:00-7:30 PM / Online 
#2. Fiona / Dr. Halter’s or Dr. Buckenmeyer’s Curriculum / Monday 7:00-8:30 PM / Online
#3  Hannah / Dr. Halter's or Dr. Buckenmeyer’s Curriculum / Tuesday 7:00-8:30 PM / Online