Supplemental Instruction

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.
 

Supplemental Instruction – Fall 2018

This semester, SI leaders are available for the following classes:

Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology: Bio 1090
Class Tutor Day Time Location
Professor Erdmann
Section 1
Jessie Briley Mondays and Wednesdays
Sundays
7–8 p.m.
2–3 p.m.
Library 3rd floor
Professor Erdmann
Section 2
Taylor Moran Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Sundays
7–8 p.m. Library, 316
Chemical Prinicples: Chem 1110
Class Tutor Day Time Location
Professor Treichel
Section 1
Caitlynn Croner Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays
8–9 p.m.
9-10 p.m.
Library 3rd floor
Professor Fackler
Section 2
Kristine Hoagstrom Tuesdays
Wednesdays and Sundays
3-4 p.m.
8–9 p.m.
Library 3rd floor
Professor Treichel
Section 3
Raissa de Souza Mondays and Wednesdays
Sundays
5:30–6:30 p.m.
8-9 p.m.
Library 3rd floor
Professor Fackler
Section 4
Amber Cooper Sundays
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7-8 p.m.
2-3 p.m.
Library 3rd floor

Contact or visit us:

Cooper Center

Cochrane-Woods Library, Rm 317
(402) 465-2326

Hours
Monday – Thursday, 4–10 p.m.
Sunday, 6–10 p.m.
 

Mini-Cooper Center

Melissa Hayes' office, Burt Hall, Rm 113
By appointment (402) 465-2489