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​​Supplemental Instruction (SI) SPRING 2017 Schedu​le​​
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Suppl​emental Instruction Program History

Supplemental  Instruction (SI) was developed by Deanna C. Martin, Ph.D., at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973. Since its creation, SI has become a recognized academic support program utilized by many universities world-wide. The International Center for Supplemental Instruction continues to grow and operate at UMKC. SI targets historically difficult courses and aims to help students in those targeted courses.​ It is based on a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment that increases student performance and retention. Students who actively participate with SI learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills.

​In the year 2000, the University of Houston-Downtown created its own SI program with the traditional UMKC model in mind. Since then, the SI program at UHD has consistently received an increase in awareness as well as student demand and the program has grown significantly in size throughout the years.

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How does SI help students?

Studies show, those who participate in study groups, have more classroom success than those who do not participate in study groups. SI study sessions are facilitated by SI leaders and consist of informal groups in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and prepare for examinations. SI Leaders offer weekly, outside-of-class study sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course.

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​ ​ ​ ​Fall 2015: SI Leader Jacqueline Olvera and SI Leader Francisco Delgado leading a HIST 1306 exam sessionFall 2015: SI Leader Jacqueline Olvera and SI Leader Francisco Delgado leading a HIST 1306 exam session. 

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Fall 2015: SI Leader Miguel Bustamante holding a PHYS 1307 study session.Fall 2015: SI Leader Miguel Bustamante holding a PHYS 1307 study session.

Fall 2015: SI Leader Evelyn Valdez holding a BIOL 1301 study session. Fall 2015: SI Leader Evelyn Valdez holding a BIOL 1301 study session.

What is an SI Leader?

An SI Leader for a targeted course is a current UHD student who has successfully completed the targeted SI course in their academic career. SI leaders serve as model students for their classmates by attending all class lectures and demonstrating the smart study skills that has helped them succeed. Outside of class, SI Leaders conduct group study sessions for UHD students and create exam reviews for their assigned classes. Most sessions will be held in person in S-405. Session times change every semester. See the current brochure or ask us if online sessions will be offered for your course.

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Can I attend a session if I do not have an SI Leader in my class?

YES! Each semester a new schedule of SI sessions is posted to the SI website. The schedule will reflect session days/times for current courses in which there is an SI Leader. All sessions are free and no appointment is required to attend a session. If you don't see your course, give us a call or swing by the Learning Connection in S-405 and ask the front desk attendant about possible alternative options.


 


 

Fall 2014: MATH1301 SI Leaders (from left to right): Pablo Rivera, Fernando Oviedo,Yazmin Trujillo,Julio Enriquez,Selena Rivas,Deepika Dhadral,Nnenna Kpando,Jasmine Gunn,John Eyster, Lucero Priego-Pineda

Fall 2015: MATH1301 SI Leaders: Pablo Rivera, Fernando Oviedo, Yazmin Trujillo, Julio Enriquez, Selena Rivas, Deepika Dhadral, Nnenna Kpando, Jasmine Gunn, John Eyster, Lucero Priego-Pineda

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