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Faculty Resources

Faculty are our most powerful partners in engaging students with academic support resources on our campus. To assist you in directing students to campus academic support resources, we have created an infographic about each academic center/program (in OUGS) that can be distributed to students. We also have drafted language that you may include on your syllabi/cougar courses about each center/program, and provide contact info for each center/program. We look forward to working with to ensure students access available academic resources.


MATH LAB

Math Lab Infographic

Syllabus Suggestion:

This course is challenging and requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. Free, walk-in tutoring is available to all students enrolled in the class from The Math Lab, located in Kellogg 1109. The Math Lab is a welcoming environment with study space, peer tutors, textbooks, tutor-led study sessions, and some professor’s office hours. Our tutors will assist you in discussing/understanding course concepts, problem solving, helping you prepare for quizzes and exams, and identifying effective study strategies. In fact, students who attend often have demonstrated increases in their final grades. Tutoring starts the first week of classes and goes through finals week, to make sure you are supported from start to finish!

Math Lab Info:

Director, Jennifer Brich
Email: jbrich@csusm.edu
Phone: (760) 750-4110
Front Desk: (760) 750-4101
Website: www.csusm.edu/mathlab
Location: Kellogg 1109
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM, Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM

Courses:

  • Math 10, 20, 30
  • Math 100, 115, 125, 132, 160, 162
  • Math 200, 210, 212, 311, 242
  • ELM Test Prep

LANGUAGE LEARNING CENTER AND LOTER

LLC Infographic

Syllabus Suggestion:

The Language Learning Center offers multiple activities and services that assist students in achieving their highest potential in all languages taught on campus (currently Spanish, French, German Arabic, Mandarin), as well as in American Sign Language and Linguistics 100 and 300. Peer tutors work individually and in small groups with students in 101 through 500s. We address everything from foundational grammar, accents, tones and conversation to advanced essay-writing thought processes.

LOTER

CSUSM’s graduation Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER) can be met in a variety of ways. The Language Learning Center (LLC) advises regarding the best path for each student. We also offer Proficiency Exams for students choosing to test in any language in the world that has both spoken and written standards. The students we work with come from all CSUSM majors and programs. We are happy to confer with you and/or your Department as a whole regarding the LOTER requirement for any area of study.

LLC Info:

Director, Hilary Taylor
Email: htaylor@csusm.edu
Phone: (760) 750-4197
LOTER Proficiency Exam Coordinator: (760) 750-8191;  Front Desk: (760) 750-8058
Website: www.csusm.edu/llc and www.csusm.edu/loter
Location: Kellogg 1107
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM

Courses:

  • All undergraduate language classes offered at CSUSM
  • American Sign Language
  • Linguistics 100 and 300

STEM TUTORING

STEM Tutoring Infographic

Syllabus suggestion:

This course is challenging and requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. Walk in FREE tutoring is available to all students enrolled in the class from in Academic Hall room 202 from 9am-5:00pm Mondays through Thursdays and 9am-12noon on Fridays. The tutoring room is an open and welcoming environment with study space, peer tutors, and informative workshops. Our tutors will assist you in discussing/understanding course concepts, problem solving, helping you prepare for quizzes and exams, and identify effective study strategies. In fact, students who attend often have demonstrated increases in their final grades. Tutoring starts the first week of classes to make sure you never fall behind!

STEM Tutoring info:

Director, Suzanne Hizer
Email: shizer@csusm.edu
Phone: (760) 750-7328
Website: www.csusm.edu/stemtutoring/
Location: ACD 202
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Courses:

  • Biology 210, 211, 215
  • Chemistry 150, 160, 201, 202
  • CS 111, 211, 231, 311
  • Math 260, 270, 350, 374
  • Physics 201, 202, 203, 205, 206

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (SI)

SI Infographic

Syllabus suggestion:

This course is challenging and requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. Supplemental Instruction is available to all students enrolled in the class and provides peer facilitated study sessions. The student SI leader will facilitate discussions, problem solving, help you prepare for exams, and identify effective study strategies that can help you better understand course concepts. Attendance at SI sessions is free and voluntary. On average, students who attend SI sessions weekly earn higher final course and exam grades than students who do not participate in SI. In fact, 90% of students who do attend SI, pass the class!

Your SI leader is NAME OF SI LEADER, who has taken this course in the past and did extremely well.  They will be an enormous help to you if you go to SI. You’ll learn more about SI from FIRST NAME on the first day of class and you will get to vote for the weekly review session times. Sessions will start by the second week of classes to make sure you never fall behind!

SI info:

Director, Suzanne Hizer
Email: shizer@csusm.edu
Phone: (760) 750-7328
website: https://www.csusm.edu/si/
Location: ACD 204, classrooms as assigned
Courses:

  • Biology 210, 211, 215, 352 
  • Chemistry 160, 201, 202
  • Math 350
  • psychology 360

WRITING CENTER

Writing Center Infographic

Syllabus suggestion

The Writing Center's mission is to be a welcoming learning environment where certified student consultants offer constructive guidance to all writers at any stage of the writing process - idea generation, argument development, polishing of sentences and more. FREE tutoring is available at the Writing Center by certified student consultants. The WC helps you review the prompt and ask guiding questions, as students work to develop compelling texts. The WC is committed to providing non-judgmental feedback. Additional services include assistance with Academic English.

Writing Center Info:

Faculty Interim Co-Directors, Janette Larson and Evan Smith
Emails: jlarson@csusm.edu and esmith@csusm.edu
Front Desk: (760) 750-4168
Website: www.csusm.edu/writingcenter
Location: Kellogg 1103
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-6:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM