Center for Academic Achievement
A CAA PAL is a student mentor who enriches the academic performance of mentees in and beyond the classroom. As a mentor the PAL will facilitate the development of mentees' self-awareness as a means of both personal and academic success. The PAL is trained to provide guidance, structure, and accountability for mentee students.
The PALs are an instumental group in the CAA. Best practices support that "a student's most important teacher is often another student" (Evans et al., 2010). A PAL has the opportunity to positively impact the college transition of a peer and help a student develop a sense of identity at FGCU. By being a PAL, you are enhancing the academic expereince and service provided by the CAA to FGCU students.
The overall qualities of a PAL, is someone who is honest, motivating, and caring. The aim is to keep a mentee invested in the FGCU community to achieve personal and academic success in and beyond the classroom.
A PAL is someone who:
These are just some of the benefits of being a PAL - Apply to join the PAL team to get so much more!