Supplemental Instruction (SI)
SI consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions available to all students enrolled in a targeted course.
Collaborative peer-learning experiences help students improve their understanding of subject content, develop critical thinking, and strengthen study skills. Students discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams while growing as life-long learners to achieve their fullest potential and career goals.
SI is a nationally recognized program developed by Deanna Martin, Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1972, that increases student performance and retention.
Virtual Supplemental Instruction
Now that we have transitioned fully to an online course delivery model, virtual Supplemental Instruction sessions will be accessed using the Microsoft Teams application.
- All SI sections will conitnue meeting at their usual time.
- Courses requiring SI as part of the course curriculum (e.g. BIOL 1250 and CHEM 2311) will continue to require all students to attend SI, attendance is mandatory.
- SI leaders will invite students to join the SI session through Microsoft Teams.
See also this Guide to Adjusting Your Study Habits for helpful tips on transitioning to online learning.