John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

imageDr. Loretta Ussery Griffy was a key leader in the development and implementation of the Structured Assistance Program (SAP) at Austin Peay State University.  SAP utilizes a co-requisite form of academic support in both math and English. Students who were traditionally placed in up-to-two semesters of remedial education are instead concurrently enrolled in college-level gateway courses.  A two-hour lab where they receive customized instruction in basic skills is also required.  The SAP model has seen improvements in student success in gateway courses at three to four times the traditional sequence.  The SAP math model is implemented in both gateway statistics and quantitative reasoning courses.  Dr. Griffy is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Austin Peay State University.  Her teaching experiences are founded in developmental studies mathematics.