Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. The SI sessions are regularly-scheduled review sessions in which students compare their class notes, discuss assigned readings, practice problem solving, develop organizational tools, predict test items and learn other effective study strategies. The participants learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are organized and facilitated by SI leaders who have previously taken the course and done well. SI leaders attend all the lectures, take notes, and serve as model, effective students. The main purposes of this program are to advance students' comprehension of the course material, increase grades and improve student graduation rates.
SI leaders must undergo an intensive 2-day training prior to starting. SI leaders must attend all lectures for the courses they are supporting, consult with the supported professor to determine preferred level of classroom participation, model effective student behavior at all times, complete and submit session plans a minimum of 24 hours prior to each session, use the provided feedback, engage in regular self-reflection with an experienced mentor and the SI Supervisor, maintain the required paperwork, and attend ongoing staff meeting/trainings during each semester. SI leaders report to the Behavioral Sciences SI Supervisor and may be assigned additional duties as needed.
Applicants must have already taken and successfully completed the course for which they wish to be an SI leader. Their grade in the course should be from the high B to A range. To work as an SI leader, applicants also need to provide a reference from a faculty member who is knowledgeable about SI and knows the students’ work.
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