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.