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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

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 study spaces, but we also offer tutoring, workshops, programs, and events to enhance your academic experience.  One of our programs, Supplemental Instruction, is also available through the ASC.

Academic Success Center Info:

Director, Jackie Duerr
Phone: (760) 750-3278
Location: Extended Learning Building (ELB) 286
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm 

STEM Success Center

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 in the STEM Success Center (now including the Math Lab), in two locations in the new Extended Learning Building.  The STEM SC is a welcoming environment with peer tutors, open study space, advanced technology for student use, textbooks available for check-out and many other useful resources.  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.  Tutoring starts the first week of classes and goes through finals week, to make sure you are supported from start to finish!

STEM Success Center Info:

Director, Jennifer Brich
Phone: (760) 750-4110
STEM SC (North): (760) 750-4101 - ELB 250
STEM SC (South): (760) 750-7324 - ELB 204
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm


  • MATH 100, 101, 105, 115
  • MATH 125, 126, 132, 160, 162
  • MATH 200, 210, 212, 242, 311
  • MATH 260, 270, 350, 374
  • BIOL 210, 211, 215
  • CHEM 101, 150, 160, 201, 202
  • CS 111, 211, 231, 311
  • PHYS 201, 202, 205, 206
  • Standardized Test Prep

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Syllabus suggestion for course sections already linked with SI:

This course 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 provides peer facilitated study sessions.  The student SI leader, a student who has successfully completed this course, will facilitate discussions, problem solving, help you prepare for exams, and identify effective study strategies that can help you better understand course concepts.  You will learn more about SI from your SI Leader on the first day of class.

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

Supplemental Instruction Info:

SI Director, TBA
Main office - Academic Success Center: Extended Learning Building (ELB) 286
Location of SI sessions may vary.  Please refer to website.
Main Office - Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm.
Times of SI sessions may vary.  Please refer to website.

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
Front Desk: (760) 750-4192
Location: Extended Learning Building (ELB) 273
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday 9:00am-2:00pm