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Supplemental instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. It is based on a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment tha increases student performance and retention.
SI offers regularly scheduled, outside-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course. SI study sessions consist of informal groups in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and prepare for examinations.
Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills.
The SI sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who have already successfully completed the targeted course. SI leaders attend all class lectures, take notes and serve as model students for their classmates.
Working as an SI Leader offers several benefits:
SI Leaders must:
How to Apply
SI was developed by Deanna C. Martin, Ph.D., at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973.
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Last updated or reviewed on 11/4/14