UFV India recently launched training for the Supported Learning Groups Program (SLG) at the Chandigarh campus. The initiative was led by Navneet Sidhu, the Coordinator for the SLG program at UFV Canada, who visited UFV Chandigarh to train staff, faculty and students.
SLGs are peer led study sessions aimed to improve study skills and grades in first year courses and usually based on the courses which are considered academically difficult. UFV Chandigarh hired 4 student leaders to support 2 courses-COMP 150 and MATH 141. SLG leaders are students who have taken the courses in the past and excelled in them.
UFV Chandigarh will begin implementation of SLG support in the 2019 summer semester. Leaders will hold 2 sessions each week where students taking these courses will be welcome to attend for extra help in the courses.
Sharing her experience of training at the Chandigarh campus, Ms. Sidhu said that “Students, staff as well as the faculty were very excited to learn about the SLG model. They were all very actively engaged throughout the 4 training days.” She said that this has been a very memorable and exciting experience and thanked Satwinder Bains, Director SASI for funding the trip and training and to Maureen Wideman, VP Teaching and Learning for encouraging her to go and help the India campus start up with the program.