Our campus has a long-standing commitment to student success and academic rigor. Today, I am pleased to announce that our University’s efforts have been recognized by the Chancellor’s Office as a model for other CSU campuses. Specifically, we have been appointed, in cooperation with the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), as a CSU Center of Excellence for Supplemental Instruction (SI). The Center of Excellence will certify SI trainers in the UMKC method as well as promote, initiate, and enhance the use of SI throughout the CSU system.
To advance these efforts, Dr. Phil Janowicz has been appointed as the Interim Director of the Center of Excellence for the coming year, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Janowicz has been a key member of the Cal State Fullerton SI team since joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He has been a champion for the benefits of SI at Cal State Fullerton and throughout the CSU system via webinars and site visits hosted by the Chancellor’s Office, and through piloting online SI in a course redesign project. His research group focuses on enhanced learning by studying adaptive technology, cognitive load, attention, and motivation.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Janowicz on this appointment, and in celebrating our University’s important work to promote student success.