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Meet the Team — Ms. Fiona Brantley & Ms. Nancy Burney.

 

Meet the SI Director — Ms. Fiona Brantley

Fiona Brantley joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University in fall 2006 as the Coordinator of the Supplemental Instruction program and Senior Lecturer of English. She teaches ENGL 1101 in learning communities and also ENGL 1102. She brings with her over twenty years of experience in the field of higher education both as an administrator and an instructor.

The SI program is new and seeks to help students achieve academic success. “I love being a part of the SI program. SI actually gives students an early warning. On the first day of class we tell them that this is one of the most difficult courses at KSU. The D, F, W rate is over 30%. Then we tell them the good news … we are here to help you navigate the rapids. Let us partner with you so that you achieve your potential in this course. What a wonderful opportunity!!” says Ms. Brantley.

Since the pilot program in Spring 2006, the SI program has continued to grow. It is something that Ms. Brantley is greatly encourage by. She says, “More and more faculty members have embraced SI and more and more students are asking about it. This is a sign that we are growing and have the potential to make a great impact here at KSU. We just have to keep doing a good job and spreading the word. Our students are very busy BUT they should not be too busy to ensure that they do well in class. SI is one way to do this.”

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Supplemental Instruction program, please contact Fiona Brantley at (678) 797-2346 or by email – fbrantle@kennesaw.edu.

Assistant Coordinator - Math — Nancy Burney

Nancy Burney

Nancy Burney joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University in June, 2009 as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  She presently teaches Elementary Statistics and Computer Applications of Statistics.  She has also recently taught College Algebra and Student Teaching : Math(6-12).
She became involved with the Supplemental Instruction Program as a Supplemental Instruction Leader while pursuing her Masters degree in Applied Statistics at Kennesaw State University.  In her role as a Supplemental Instruction Leader, she observed how the peer-led sessions helped students become more self-confident in their mathematical abilities.  She saw how the students helped each other and some even learned to enjoy mathematics.
As a lecturer, she has utilized the Supplemental Instruction Program for all qualifying classes.  The statistics that she keeps on her classes show that the program makes a difference.  The mean grade on any given test will be, on average, ten points higher for the students attending the SI sessions. 
When presented with the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Coordinator for the Supplemental Instruction program this year, she was pleased to know that she could bring her experience as a Supplemental Instruction Leader and as an instructor who has utilized the program to this position and help the already growing program continue to expand and flourish.
If you have any questions, you can contact Nancy Burney by phone at 770-420-4320 or by email at nburney@kennesaw.edu

 

Together we can make a difference.

If you have any questions about Supplemental Instruction,
please contact Ms. Fiona Brantley, fbrantle@kennesaw.edu.


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