Cal State Fullerton has been recognized as the California State University Center of Excellence for Supplemental Instruction and will serve as a model for other CSU campuses, announced José L. Cruz, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The campus has been appointed to work with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will certify supplemental instruction trainers in the Missouri university’s method, as well as promote, initiate and enhance the use of SI throughout the CSU system.
Philip Janowicz, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been appointed as interim director of the center, effective July 1. Janowicz, a key member of Cal State Fullerton’s SI team and SI chemistry faculty liaison, has been instrumental in leading CSU webinars and site visits hosted by the Chancellor’s Office, and piloting a SI course redesign project. Janowicz also has received a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of SI, a peer-to-peer program that helps to improve student success.