Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized, peer-driven program that strives to improve student success in challenging courses.
SI takes the form of bonus weekly study sessions, offered in specific challenging courses.
These study sessions are led by SI student leaders, who have successfully completed the course and now help their peers achieve similar success.
Sessions are completely free, are offered in person and online and attendance is voluntary.
Statistics consistently show that students who attend SI do better than those who do not.
If your course offers Supplemental Instruction, it will be announced the first week of class and shared on Canvas. SI student leaders may also introduce themselves during your class.
During SI sessions, the SI student leader leads the group in:
Sessions are purposefully designed to help participants gain confidence, become more independent as learners and achieve greater success in the course.
Think of SI as a way to interact with the course material in a more active, informal and student-centered way.
SI Sessions are not a place for:
Did we mention SI sessions are 100% FREE?
(Note that this list changes every term, so check back regularly!)
(See Canvas notifications for online meeting links)
Tuesday, 2-3 p.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 3-4 p.m., LBRY 114
Thursday, 2-3 p.m., LBRY 114
Monday, 11 a.m.-noon, LBRY 114
Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon, LBRY 114
Friday, 10-11 a.m., online (ZOOM)
Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., LBRY 114
Friday, 11 a.m.-noon, online (Teams)
Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., online (ZOOM)
Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 9-10 a.m., LBRY 114
Monday, noon-1 p.m., CRSC 107
Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., CRSC 107/online (hybrid)
Thursday, 10-11 a.m., CRSC 107
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-noon, CALT 213
Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., CALT 213
Thursday, 4-5 p.m., online (ZOOM)
Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., online (ZOOM)
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., online (ZOOM)
Thursday, 7-8 p.m., online (ZOOM)
Wednesday, 12:45-1:45 p.m., CALT 205/online (hybrid)
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., CALT 205/online (hybrid)
Friday, 11 a.m.-noon, CALT 205/online (hybrid)
Nothing! SI is completely and totally free, and always will be!
Each term, certain STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses are designated for SI based on student need and faculty request. SI is not available in all courses; check back each term to see what courses are offering SI.
Any student enrolled in a course for which SI is offered may attend any SI session for that course. You do not need to be in the same section as the SI student leader, or even have the same professor.
SI session times sometimes change during term to meet student needs. Keep your eye on Canvas notifications to learn of any updates! Also, be sure to take advantage of online SI session offerings, as these can sometimes make attendance easier.
Do any of the following apply to you?
No matter your situation, SI is the place for you. Stop by and give it a try. There's nothing to lose, and you just might make new friends along the way!
Being an effective SI student leader requires maturity, good organization and time-management skills, strong subject knowledge, and an ability to communicate clearly. To become a student leader, you must:
First, complete the SI Application Form.
Then, reach out to Matt Bem, coordinator of STEM Initiatives and Supplemental Instruction, at email@example.com, or drop by CALT 262 for details and/or to schedule an interview.
For information email Matt Bem, coordinator for STEM Initiatives and Supplemental Instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org.