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What is SI?

Session Schedule (PDF)

Apply to be an SI Leader

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Sept. 5: Fall '17 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
Cassie Brooks
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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, Chemistry, Math, and Philosophy.

What SI Participants Say...

"It allows for a deeper understanding of the material explained in a way that can suit your learning style."
-Spring 2017 Participant

"I am able to get more knowledge and get it in ways that make more sense to me, because I am taking the course from the perspective of someone that has taken the course before."
-Spring 2017 Participant

"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

Program Highlights

  • Spring 2017
    • 53% of all students enrolled in SI courses (1,881 students) attended sessions, for a total of 11,221 visits.
    • The mean final course grade of SI participants (5+ visits) was 2.54 compared to a 2.38 of students not attending SI.
    • The average cumulative GPA of SI leaders was 3.64 for the spring semester.
  • 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.
  • 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

Jillian Duryea, Graduate Assistant

Colleen Reeping, Graduate Assistant

Emily Sperling, Graduate Assistant

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