Peer Academic Assistance
University-level coursework can often be challenging, and most students need assistance at some point in their studies. The Center for Student Engagement provides—free of charge—a variety of opportunities for students who want to strengthen their academic performance overall or in one specific course. The Learning Center provides collaborative peer-learning experiences that improve understanding of subject content, develops critical thinking, and strengthen study skills. We want to help students master course content while also encouraging them to reflect on their understating as a life-long learner – all with the perspective of helping students achieve their fullest potential and career goals.
If you are seeking extra help in a first year Core Curriculum course, schedule a one-on-one informal review session. They are led by trained student tutors, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss reading assignments, and develop organizational and study skills to help you succeed in your class.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
SI consists of regularly schedule, out-of-class review sessions available to all students enrolled in a targeted course. Students review course content, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, prepare for examinations in the sessions, and learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills.
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.