Supplemental instruction (SI)

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What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of peer-facilitated weekly review sessions for students taking historically challenging courses. SI is free, open to all students, and voluntary. SI Leaders facilitate their SI sessions to be engaging, interactive, and student-driven. Faculty interested in learning more can check out our faculty SI site.

SI sessions are an opportunity for you to:

  • discuss and review important concepts from class
  • develop study strategies
  • ask questions
  • work with peers in a small-group study environment

What’s an SI leader?

SI leaders are students who have have previously taken the course, performed well, and want to help others succeed.  They are eager to share study skills and guide you through challenging course material. 

How can I attend an SI session? 

SI sessions begin the second week of class and continue through Reading Week. Sessions are voluntary, and you can drop in to as many as you'd like! For specific session times/locations, check with your SI Leader or see the schedule.

What’s in it for me?

Research shows that students who attend SI regularly earn fewer Ds and Fs than students who don't utilize SI, and --on average-- get a higher final course grade.