Supplemental Instruction (SI)
SI is a High Impact academic assistance program designed to improve the student’s academic performance and increase retention. SI offers three free 50 minute regularly scheduled sessions per week for lower level undergraduate courses. These sessions are facilitated by SI leaders, students who have previously taken and mastered the course. SI leaders integrate active and collaborative learning methods in their sessions to help students learn outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Benefits of SI
- Students who attend regularly (10 or more sessions throughout the semester) have statistically been shown to earn half a letter to a full letter grade than those students who did not attend.
- SI leader show students not only what to learn but how to learn it
- The SI department emphasizes core competencies that can be used beyond the scope of a particular course. These competencies are:
- Develop the ability to identify the main idea.
- Develop the ability to identify the intellectual level at which information needs to be processed.
- Develop the ability to utilize an appropriate study strategy for the information at its intellectual level.
- Manage time devoted to academic study.
If anyone has any additional questions, please contact Peer Academic Services at 845-2724.
SI Leader Application
Peer Academic Services is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in contact with applicants soon. An announcement will be made when we start hiring again for the Spring 2014 semester.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Newman at email@example.com or (972) 845-6029.
Last Updated: April 10, 2013