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The SLC Peer-Led Study Group Program greatly values faculty support, and it is critical to our success. If you are a U-M faculty we strive to ensure you have all necessary information to understand our program and more importantly inform your students about the opportunity to participate.

Peer-Led Study Groups are offered through the Science Learning Center as an option for out-of-class learning for introductory level natural science courses. The groups, composed of no more than 13 students, meet weekly for two hours. Students who have already successfully completed the course at U-M, and who are trained in group facilitation and collaborative learning techniques serve as Study Group Facilitators. Study groups focus on engaging all members in the learning process, and may include activities like collectively reviewing notes, working together to solve problems or critiquing each other's work.  All students enrolled in each course for which they are offered are eligible to sign up for study groups.

The Study Group professional staff is always available to answer faculty questions, receive feedback about students' study group experience, or listen to ideas on how to improve the program. Faculty may also request study groups for courses where they are currently not offered. Reach the Study Group staff by sending an e-mail to

"Cindy was great. At first I did not think she would be helpful because she never gave us answers...but then I realized she was helping us figure things out on our own... she really wanted our whole group to succeed." — Study Group Member, Fall 2008