High Impact Practices

Incease Supplemental Instruction & staff support

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.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-2019
Completed Completed On Track On Track   


Progress and Accomplishments

Fall 2016 Supplemental Instruction LeadersSI Leaders F16


2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report

Description Plan Facilities Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

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 2018 semester, SSI funding will support the hiring of SI Leaders, Senior Leaders (mentors), the distractive support staff member (part-time), SI Coordinator (SSPII, full-time), and release time for faculty liaisons in the Colleges of ECS and HSS.

Supplemental Instruction:
• CSUF's SI Program was the recipient of the Outstanding SI Program and Outstanding Mentor awards for 2018 at the International Conference on Supplemental Instruction in May, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Members of the SI Professional Staff, Faculty Liaisons, and SI leaders represented CSUF and presented at the conference.
• Summer 2018: 8 courses were supported by SI: ACCT 302; CHEM 120B, 301A, 301B: MATH 115, MATH 135, MATH 150A, & 150B.
• Fall 2018: Courses to support include: ACCT 201A, 201B, 301A, 301B, 302; BIOL 101, 151; CHEM 301A, 301B; CPSC 120, 121, 131; ECON 315; GEOL 101; HIST 110A & 110B; ISDS 361A, 361B; KNES 348; MATH 125, 150A, 150B, 250A, 250B; PHYS 212, 225, 226.


Supplemental Instruction:
The program and administrative support staff member moved to the first floor of Pollak Library North. The new SI area doubled the size of the previous location, allowing for additional SI sessions to be held during peak times. The new location also provides increased exposure to SI students and the campus community. Additional movable whiteboards and supplies will be purchased to be utilized by SI leaders and student participants.