Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that increases student performance and retention. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic subjects—those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals—and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions.
SI sessions are open to all students in the subject and are attended on a voluntary basis. SI leaders are students who have demonstrated competence in this subject.
SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all assigned material, and conduct three or more 50-minute SI sessions each week. SI sessions integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn.
Students who attend SI sessions discover appropriate application of study strategies, e.g. note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and test preparation, as they review content material.
Students have the opportunity to become actively involved in the subject material as the SI leaders use the text, supplementary readings, and lecture notes as the vehicle for learning skill instruction.
SI students earn higher subject grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants. Also, data demonstrate higher reenrollment and graduation rates.
Text excerpt from The Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Manual © 2006, University of Missouri, Kansas City, pages 8-9.
This semester, SI leaders are available for the following classes:
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Arnold-Johnson – Section 1||Eli Lundak||Sundays
|Library Room 316|
|Office hour||Wednesdays||1–2 p.m.||3rd floor of the library|
|Werth – Section 2||An Ho||Tuesdays
|7–8 p.m.||3rd floor of the library|
|Office hour||Mondays||3–4 p.m.||Olin Hall Room 319|
Contact or visit us:
Cochrane-Woods Library, Rm 317
Lincoln, NE 68504
Monday – Thursday, 4–10 p.m.
Sunday, 6–10 p.m.
Fall Recess – October 14 – 18
Thanksgiving Recess – begins Nov. 23
Winter Recess – begins Dec. 16 at 10 p.m.