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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 drafted language that you may choose to include on your syllabi/cougar courses about each center/program. We also provide contact info for each center/program.  We look forward to working with you to ensure students have access to available academic resources that are sure to help them succeed. 

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center offers free, online tutoring for Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, Statistics for Human Development and Psychology, and Spanish courses. Our trained peer educators (tutors) are ready to help you develop a stronger understanding of course concepts, develop and enhance your study skills, and help prepare you for quizzes/exams. A schedule of our Summer online tutoring hours can be found on the ASC website or we also encourage students to stop by and visit our virtual Academic Success Center on Microsoft Teams. Follow us on Instagram @csusm_asc. 

Questions? Email 
Summer 2022 Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am – 3pm 

Coordinator: Alexa Diaz 
Phone: (760) 750-4197 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) 

Shorter Syllabus Statement: Supplemental Instruction (SI) study sessions are offered weekly for this course. SI sessions will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams and in-person following the modality of the course it supports. For more information about the days, times, and modality of the SI sessions for your course please talk to your SI Leader, or visit the SI website.

Longer Syllabus Statement: Supplemental Instruction (SI) study sessions are offered weekly for this course. SI study sessions are led by a student who has successfully completed this course and has been trained to facilitate group study sessions that help students improve their understanding of course material, review and discuss important concepts, identify effective study strategies, and help you prepare for exams. Students, who attend SI sessions weekly, typically earn a higher final course grade than students who do not participate in SI. SI is for everyone and open to all students enrolled in this class; attend early and often to ensure you never fall behind! SI study sessions begin during the 3rd week of the semester and are now being held virtually or in-person. For more information about the schedule and delivery of SI study sessions, please talk to your SI Leader, or visit the SI website.  

Questions? Email

Coordinator: Alexa Diaz 
Phone: (760) 750-4197 

STEM Success Center

This is a historically challenging course that requires students to be pro-active in their learning and study strategies. To assist you, free, online, drop-in tutoring is available to all students through the STEM Success Center, available through Zoom or In Person (Extended Learning Building 204). Our tutoring hours for Summer 2022 are M-TH 10AM – 3PM.

Our trained peer educators (tutors) will assist you in developing a deeper understanding of course concepts, problem solving, preparation for quizzes and exams, and identifying effective study strategies. In fact, students who attend early and often have demonstrated increases in their final grades. Follow us on Instagram @csusm_stemsuccesscenter.

Writing Center

As you engage writing in this course, please consider visiting the Writing Center, which is committed to your growth in all stages of the writing process (idea generation, argument development, sentence-polishing, and more). Trained peer writing consultants help you shape compelling work through active listening, goal setting, Socratic questioning, and resource sharing. One-on-one sessions, quick help, and webinar tutorials are available. For real progress, visit a tutor early and often. Visit the Writing Center to learn about specific programming and upcoming events. 

Questions? Email
Summer 2022 Hours: See below for details

Director: Evan Smith
Phone: (760) 750-4168 


Microsoft Teams Mon and Thurs, 10AM – 3PM 

  • Drop by for Quick Help or make an appointment
  • When signing into teams, use your Microsoft username without ‘cougars.’ ( 


Mon & Weds 10:30AM-1PM (SBSB2101

Tues & Thurs 10:30AM-1PM (MARK211)