CHESSMate began as a pilot program in Fall 2015. The CHESSMate program aims to foster academic engagement and reinforce learning outcomes related to Critical Thinking and Reading, Logical and Abstract Reasoning, and Research Skills. Through embedded peer mentorship, supplemental sessions and extracurricular engagement events, students will develop insightful connections to material in the CHESS liberal core.
The program's main focus is targeting the at-risk students who register for a particular course. Each cohort is assigned a Course Mentor to guide the structured learning assistance sessions. These sessions supplement the regular classes and were held during the week. All Fall CHESSMate courses are preloaded with freshman students.