Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program
that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are
regularlyscheduled, informal review sessions in which students
compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and
predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content
and study skills while working together. The sessions are
facilitated by SI leaders, students who have previously done well
in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and
act as model students.
SI is a free service offered to all students in a targeted course.
SI is a non-remedial approach to learning as the program targets
high-risk courses rather than high-risk students. All students are
encouraged to attend SI sessions, as it is a voluntary program.
Students with varying levels of academic preparedness and diverse
ethnicities participate. There is no remedial stigma attached to SI
since the program targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk
How SI Works: