Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is a series of review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. If you attend SI sessions regularly, chances are you'll earn a better grade and develop better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying.

SI Partners for Success

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:

  • ASK questions, discuss and practice content
  • LEARN strategies and skills to study
  • SUCCEED: Participants often earn higher grades

SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance at sessions is voluntary. It's a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject and to test yourselves before the professor does, so that when he/she does you'll be ready. At each session, you will be guided through this material by your SI leader, a competent students who has previously taken the course.

Faculty Resources

Supplemental Instruction does not work without you – our faculty. We've compiled these resources to help you navigate SI.