Background to PASS

Background to PASS

PASS has been running at AIT since 2009. It is based on the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) programme developed byBournemouth University (BU) in the UK. BU has had its PAL project in place since 2001, with the aim of:

  • reducing attrition on historically difficult courses,
  • improving student grades on these course, and
  • increasing graduation rates.

PASS/PAL evolved from Supplemental Instruction (SI), a programme developed at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1973 (to address attrition rates).

PASS initially commenced as a collaborative project between GMIT and AIT. AIT extended the project for a number of years with funding from the dormant accounts initiative. The programme now resides within the Student Resource Centre (as an Access initiative).

For further information contact:

The PASS Programme Team

Tel: +353 (0)90 644 2571