Faculty/Staff Resources

Faculty can raise a flag in Starfish to refer a student for tutoring services. The CLE will reach out to the student with information and encourage them to use CLE services.

Welcome to the Centers for Learning Excellence at South Texas College.  Part of our mission is to collaborate with faculty to promote student success.  Here are some ways the CLE can partner with you to do just that.

If you have any questions about the information below, please feel free to contact the CLE Coordinator at your campus.

Collaboration Supplemental Instruction Professional Development Resource College Service Hours

Faculty and staff can request one of the collaborations listed below through a simple form. Presentations can be held virtually or in person.

  • Student Presentations - This is a service introduction appropriate for a classroom setting or group orientations.
  • Faculty/Staff Presentations - This is appropriate for department meetings, division meetings, trainings, new hire orientations, academies, etc. Content can be customized.
  • Meeting with CLE Staff - Request classroom support (embedded tutor, SI Leader, academic coach, integrated tutoring), or propose and idea to work with the CLE staff.

Collaboration Request Form

Refer a Student

Use our online form to refer a student to receive tutoring or academic coaching or as a  potential tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader.  A CLE staff member will follow up with the student.  You can also refer a student for tutoring or for CLE employment within Starfish.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) utilizes peer-facilitated collaboration, group study, and interaction to assist students in mastering content in historically difficult courses. Students meet with an SI Leader outside of class to interactively review course material and integrate a variety of study techniques.

SI does not replace attending class, reading textbooks, or completing course assignments. Like tutoring, academic coaching, or instructor office hours, SI sessions are one of many resources for students that promote academic success.

What should I expect from the SI Leader?

SI Leaders will:

  • Attend class sessions
  • Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and student complaints
  • Discourage students from attending SI as a substitute for class
  • Share SI materials with the cooperating faculty member before use, if possible
  • Provide feedback to the cooperating faculty member, if requested to do so

SI Leaders will NOT:

  • Re-lecture
  • Introduce new material
  • Answer emails sent to faculty
  • Grade or proctor assignments and/or exams
  • Discourage student from going to class
  • Teach the class in the instructor's absence
  • Hold SI sessions during lecture time

Request SI Support

The collaboration request form has a Meeting with CLE Staff section where faculty can request Supplemental Instruction for their course. Click on the button to be directed to the request form.

Through a partnership with Innovative Educators, the CLE provides STC faculty and staff access to more than 100 professional development training courses and live webinars.

What is Go2Knowledge?

Go2Knowledge is an online training platform that provides on-demand instruction. The platform offers a wide variety of training options from different categories.  Topics related to teaching and learning may earn Lifelong Learning Credits.

Training Categories

  • Student Success
  • Student Populations
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Technology & Online Learning
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Campus Safety & Security
  • Solutions for College Success

Digital Library Features

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Personalized Dashboard
  • Unlimited Access 24/7
  • Mobile & Tablet Friendly

Signing on is easy! Access Go2Knowledge using your STC username and password.

Access Go2Knowledge

Faculty Volunteer Tutoring
Make yourself available to tutor students in one of our centers or online using the Upswing platform. Time spent tutoring students through the CLE counts as college service hours.

We also welcome you to host office hours at the CLE (not countable for service hours).

Contact the CLE Coordinator at your campus for an Upswing orientation or to schedule your CLE office hours.

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