A new article by Professor Yesim Darici was featured in the Fall 2011 CSWP & COM Gazette, an APS newsletter. The article describes significant developments in FIU's undergraduate program over the last 5 years. The article describes how new physics teaching methodology that include a more integrated approach to learning, classroom reforms, support for community building and improvements in advising. The overall effort by faculty and student support have resulted in a 1500 % increase in physics enrollment since 2001. The article is available online from the APS website.