High Impact Practices
Incease SI Sections Each Semester
Add supplemental instruction for 80 additional courses each fall and spring semester and 20 courses each summer by providing funding for program coordinators and supplemental instructors. Create spaces to offer supplemental instruction in various colleges. Provide funds to establish learning communities.
Fall 2016 Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Fall 2016 SI Courses
ACCT 301A: Intermediate Accounting (3 sections, including 1 at Irvine Campus)
ACCT 301B: Intermediate Accounting (3 sections)
BIOL 101: Elements of Biology (2 sections)
BIOL 151 (172): Cellular Basis of Life (10 lab sections)
BIOL 152 (171): Evolution and Biodiversity (11 lab sections)
CHEM 120B: General Chemistry (7 sections)
CHEM 301A: Organic Chemistry (3 sections)
CHEM 301B: Organic Chemistry (2 sections)
CHEM 315: Theory of Quantitative Chemistry (1 section)
CPSC 121: Programming Concepts (2 sections)
CPSC 131: Data Structures (2 sections)
ECON 315: Intermediate Business Micro Economics (3 sections)
GEOL 101: Introduction to Geology (3 sections)
HESC 349: Measurement and Science Statistics in Health Science (3 sections)
HIST 110A: World Civilizations to the 16th Century (4 sections)
HIST 110B: World Civilizations Since the 16th Century (3 sections)
ISDS 361A: Quantitative Business Analysis: Probability & Statistics (6 sections, 1 at Irvine)
ISDS 361B: Quantitative Business Analysis: Statistics and Decision Sciences (3 sections)
KNES 348: Physiology of Exercise (2 sections)
MATH 125: Pre-Calculus (1 section)
MATH 135: Business Calculus (1 section)
MATH150A: Calculus I (2 sections)
MATH 150B: Calculus II (1 section at Irvine Campus)
MATH 250A: Calculus III (1 section)
PHYS 211: Elementary Physics (3 sections)
PHYS 212: Elementary Physics (2 sections)
PHYS 225: Fundamental Physics: Mechanics (2 sections)
PHYS 226: Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (2 sections)
POSC 100: Introduction to Political Science (4 sections)
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (1 section)
2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report
Supplemental Instruction is a proven successful intervention designed to greatly increase student success. In courses where there are high rates of students earning C-, D, and F grades or withdrawing from the course, Supplemental Instruction Leaders facilitate group sessions where students can improve their understanding of the course material, review and discuss important concepts, develop student strategies to prepare for exams. SSI funds will support 80 additional courses each fall and spring semester and 20 courses each summer by proving funds for program administrative support and SI Leaders. For the fall 2016 semester, SSI funding will support SI Leaders, Senior Leaders, a graduate student, and release time for faculty liaisons in the Colleges of ECS and HSS.
Learning Communities: The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a CSU system wide program which targets first-generation and historically disadvantaged students. One of the components of EOP is the 6-week Summer Bridge transitional program. Summer Bridge students have great potential but enter the University with lower academic preparation than other CSUF students. In previous years, Summer Bridge participants were not provided programming after the summer ended. SSI funds will provide the opportunity to design and develop a first-year Learning Community that will offer students opportunities to connect, engage, and learn.
•Summer SI supported courses in 15 courses in 4 departments. New courses included ACCT 301B and 302.
•Provided SI support to two sections of ESM 30A for Summer Bridge.
•The Senior Leader Retreat, and two-day SI Leader Orientation & Training took place in preparation for the fall 2017
•Partnered with the First Year Experience Department to offer 3 sections of Univ 100 to Summer Bridge students.
•Offer funding to support student participation in the Global Titans Experience.
•Students participated in a pilot assessment of non-cognitive skills. Results will be used by the Success Fellows to provide support and referrals.
•Students are assigned to EOP Peer Mentors embedded in the Univ 100 course.
•In spring 2018, Peer Mentors will provide workshops and activities.
•A Learning Community for transfer students will provide networking opportunities and workshops focused on career and graduate school preparation.
•Learning Community Newsletter semester.
• New SI Coordinator (SSP II) was hired. Assessment Student Assistant was also hired for the year to work 20 hours a week, working on assessment projects for the SI Program.
•Peer Mentors will become certified through CRLA.