Use the CSSP Toolkit to design and implement supplemental instruction and consider adopting a holistic approach to student success on your campus. Funding for the CSSP Toolkit was provided through a grant awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Many of the techniques and activities used in our program are from the UMKC model. Training, manuals, and other resources can be found on The International Center for Supplemental Instruction at UMKC. Any UMKC materials used in this toolkit are used with the permission from the Director of The International Center.
Creating a Program
Creation and Implementation of a Holistic Student Success Program
Includes the following:
- Determining Need and Defining Success
- Building Support
- Defining Requirements
- Key Elements of the TWU CSSP and SIT
- Location(s) for SIT
Assessing the Program
- Quantitative Results: Assessment is a crucial element any supplemental instruction program. The TWU SIT program analyzes overall course grades as well as success on each exam during the semester including the final exam. The success of students who attend supplemental instruction is compared to those who so not attend supplemental within a class. Success rates for classes supported by SIT are also compared to classes which are not supported by SIT.
- Qualitative Results: Qualitative information is also important to understanding how the program is received and perceived. Feedback from students, faculty, and course assistants help direct any needed modifications to the program. Surveys with open-ended questions can be a relatively fast and easy way to collect some qualitative feedback.