Supplemental Instruction

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

This is a FREE service to students to enhance the student learning experience and retention rate.  SI Leaders are embedded into large enrollment courses (150+ students), where the SI Leader attends lectures weekly, and then offers 2-4 SI sessions each week.  These sessions aim to strengthen students' learning and study strategies through reviewing course materials. Our SI Program is accredited by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction.  SI Leaders create weekly collaborative study sessions after attending the lecture by integrating effective learning strategies and study skills to help students master course material.  Data have consistently indicated that students who attend SI sessions regularly earn half to a full letter grade better than the class average. See SI session schedule.

Who are the SI Leaders?

SI Leaders are near-peers who have successfully completed the course and are well-trained in collaborative facilitation skills.  They are recommended by faculty members and trained by the ASC.

What happens in SI Sessions?

In your SI sessions, you'll:

  • Go over difficult and important concepts
  • Learn by collaborating with your classmates
  • Learn study skills and strategies to help you throughout college
  • Practice problems and drill material
  • Prepare for exams†by reviewing concepts and practice materials
  • Develop effective study guides for your studying
  • Find answers to your questions
  • Have fun and meet new people!

What courses are supported by Supplemental Instruction?

SI supports 1000 and 2000-level courses with high enrollment numbers (150+ students). Check here for the most up-to-date schedule of SI sessions and SI support!

Any questions/concerns/suggestions/comments, please contact:

Christine Huang,