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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 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 you to ensure students have access to available academic resources.

Academic Success Center

Syllabus Suggestion:

The Academic Success Center supports students throughout their learning. We collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to innovate academic programming for all students within the University. Not only do we have group and individual study spaces and pop-up tutoring, but we also host workshops, programs, and events to enhance your classroom experience. One of our programs, Supplemental Instruction for non-STEM courses, is available through the ASC.   

Academic Success Center Info:

Director, Jackie Duerr
Email: jduerr@csusm.edu 
Phone: (760) 750-3278
Front Desk: (760) 750-3275
Website: www.csusm.edu/asc/

Location: Kellogg 2111
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-5:00 

Math Lab

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 100, 101, 105, 115, 125, 132, 160, 162
  • Math 200, 210, 212, 311, 242
  • GRE Test Prep

 

Language Learning Center and LOTER

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. Peer tutors work individually and in small groups with students from introductory through advanced coursework. 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 Student Success Center

Syllabus suggestion:

Language for Courses with Tutoring Support:

This course is challenging and requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. To support your learning in this course, we have a FREE program available to you.

  • Drop in tutoring is available in Academic Hall room 202 from 9am-5:00pm Mondays through Thursdays and 9am-2:00pm on Fridays. The tutoring room is an open and welcoming environment with study space, peer tutors, and informative workshops.

Our trained peer educators (tutors) will assist you in discussing/understanding course concepts, problem solving, helping you prepare for quizzes and exams, and identify effective study strategies. Come EARLY and OFTEN to ensure you never fall behind and succeed in the course!

Learn more about us at www.csusm.edu/stemssc/

Language for Courses with STEM tutoring and SI:

This course is challenging and requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. To support your learning in this course, we have two FREE programs available to you.

  • Drop in tutoring is available in Academic Hall room 202 from 9am-5:00pm Mondays through Thursdays and 9am-2:00pm on Fridays. The tutoring room is an open and welcoming environment with study space, peer tutors, and informative workshops.
  • 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. Your SI leader is NAME OF SI LEADER, who has taken this course in the past and did extremely well.  You will 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.

Our trained peer educators (tutor or SI leader) will work collaboratively with you to maximize and strengthen your learning. Come EARLY and OFTEN to ensure you never fall behind and succeed in the course!

Learn more about us at www.csusm.edu/stemssc

STEM Student Success Center 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)

Syllabus suggestion:

This course is challenging and requires students to be proactive in their learning and study strategies. To support your learning in this course, we have a FREE program available to you.

  • Supplemental Instruction is available to this 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. Your SI leader is NAME OF SI LEADER, who has taken this course in the past and did extremely well.  You will 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.

Your SI leader will work collaboratively with you to maximize and strengthen your learning. Come EARLY and OFTEN to ensure you never fall behind and succeed in the course!

SI info:

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

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

Non-STEM SI Director, Jackie Duerr
Email: jduerr@csusm.edu 
Phone: (760) 750-3278
Location: Kellogg 2111 (ASC), classrooms as assigned

Website: www.csusm.edu/asc/ 
Courses: see courses Academic Success Center Courses

Writing Center

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 drop-in and by-appointment 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:

Director, Evan Smith
Emails: esmith@csusm.edu
Front Desk: (760) 750-4192
Website: www.csusm.edu/writingcenter
Location: Kellogg 1103
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-6:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM