High Impact Practices

Establish Learning Communities

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a CSU systemwide 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.

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Progress and Accomplishments

2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report

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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.

 

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:

•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 

 

Supplemental Instruction:

•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 semester.    

Learning Communities: 

•Peer Mentors will become certified through CRLA. 

 

Supplemental Instruction:

• 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. 

Carryforward

$331,404.00

 

17-18 projection

$626,285.00

 

Total

$957,689.00