Why was my subject selected for PASS?
PASS targets historically difficult courses. In other words, this course contains content that students consider to be challenging. PASS is designed to support faculty teaching and is assigned to a course because of what is being taught, not because of the manner in which it is being taught or by whom it is being taught.
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What will I be required to do?
PASS is not intended to create additional work for faculty. You can support PASS by granting time for occasional in-class announcements and by encouraging students to take advantage of PASS. PASS is for ALL students. Faculty should avoid the notion that only those students who do poorly will benefit.
Additionally, we will be in contact with you about the following aspects of the program:
- Assisting us in selecting and approving candidates for PASS Leaders for your course;
- Assisting us by providing information for PASS program evaluation: a copy of the official class roster, copy of grades after the first exam, and at the conclusion of the course. FERPA allows institutions to collect this data; students’ rights to privacy regarding this information will be fully protected.
What should I expect from the PASS Leader?
The PASS Leader will:
- Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, and do assignments
- Maintain a professional attitude about matter such as class standards, grades, and student complaints
- Discourage students from attending PASS as a substitute
- Share PASS materials with the cooperating faculty member before use, if possible
- Provide feedback to the cooperating faculty member if requested to do so
The PASS Leader will NOT:
- Introduce new material
- Answer faculty addressed emails
- Grade assignments and exams
- Discourage students from going to class
- Teach the class in the instructor’s absence
What should I expect from the PASS Program?
PASS leaders will be selected only with the approval of the cooperating faculty member. The PASS Coordinator will:
- Train all PASS Leaders according to established guidelines and standards
- Introduce new material
- Monitor the activities and presentations of PASS Leaders for as long as necessary by occasionally attending class with them, helping plan sessions, and supervising their performance
- Providing supplies, training, in-service experiences, and consultations for PASS Leaders
- Provide faculty with an end-of-term comparative analysis of student performance