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What is SI?

Session Schedule (PDF)

Apply to be an SI Leader

Faculty Resources

Announcements

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Feb. 5: SI Sessions Begin!

Click here to nominate your SI leader for SI Spotlight!

Registering for classes? Look for -5XX section numbers that denote SI support!

To contribute to SI at SU click here. Thank you!

Awards & Certifications

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CRLA Certificate
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Supplemental Instruction: Ask, Learn, Succeed

Designed by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, SI is a peer academic enhancement program used by hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world. Students who have performed well in historically difficult courses are nominated to be SI leaders by their faculty members.  SI leaders are then paired with an instructor, attend all class sessions, and facilitate three hours of study sessions each week, open to all enrolled students. SI offers weekly structured study sessions where students can:
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ASK questions, discuss, and practice  content 
· LEARN strategies and skills to study 
· SUCCEED: Participants often earn higher grades

Denoted by -5XX section numbers, SI supports many General Education and introductory courses including Accounting, Chemisty, Math, and Philosophy.

What SI Participants Say...

"It has allowed me to keep an A in the class.  Clears up concepts that I can't fully understand in class."
        -Fall 2016 Participant

"I felt like I could ask [the SI leader] anything and [the leader] was willing to help."
        -Fall 2016 Participant

"I get to meet people from my class so we can collaborate outside of SI also."
        -Fall 2016 Participant

"SI makes studying more effective!"
        -Spring 2016 Participant


"SI sessions provide another way to learn the same information.  Sometimes just hearing someone else say the same or very similar information can make a world of difference."
        -Spring 2016 Participant

Check out our SI video to hear testimonials of SU students!

Program Highlights

  • Fall 2016
    • 51% of all students enrolled in SI courses (1,880 students) attended SI sessions for a total of 11,488 visits.
    • The mean final course grade of SI participants (5+ visits) was 2.86 compared to 2.38 of students not attending SI.
    • The average cumulative GPA of SI leaders was a 3.64 for the fall semester.
  • Spring 2016
    • 47% of all students enrolled in SI courses (1,546 students) attended sessions, for a total of 9,135 visits.
    • The mean final course grade of SI participants (5+ visits) was 2.64 compared to a 2.28 of students not attending SI.
    • The average cumulative GPA of SI leaders was 3.64 for the spring semester.
  • The SI program earned Level I certification through the College Reading & Learning Association's (CRLA) International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC) in July 2014.

Program Staff

Heather Porter, Assistant Director

Laura Devlin, Graduate Assistant

Shannon Reilley, Graduate Assistant

Emily Sperling, Graduate Assistant

Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000

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