Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction is a nationally recognized academic support program that targets historically difficult courses by offering regularly scheduled study sessions with a student who previously succeeded in taking the course. Students work together to review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations in a manner that makes sense for that specific course.

Some Key Elements:

  • SI targets historically difficult courses.
  • SI provides a vehicle for developing essential academic and learning skills in core curriculum courses.
  • Participation in the SI program is voluntary and open to all students in the class.
  • The SI Leader attends lectures for the targeted course.
  • The SI leader is trained in specific teaching/learning theory and techniques.
  • SI leaders promote and direct collaborative learning strategies.

Courses for which SI is typically offered are Accounting, Chemistry, and Biology.

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