10.1.5. Supplemental Instruction

The supplemental instruction (SI) program provides students, in select “traditionally difficult” courses, peer-facilitated study sessions and office hours led by qualified and trained undergraduate SI leaders. SI leaders attend classes with students and encourage students to practice and discuss course-specific concepts and study strategies in structured study sessions with their class peers. SI leaders receive training on guiding collaborative group study sessions, and have been selected based on their prior performance in the specific course they are facilitating. SI leaders meet weekly with teaching faculty to plan active teaching and learning methods within their study sessions, demonstrating effective strategies that a student can apply in class. This methodology provides an opportunity for students to learn how to learn while learning what to learn.  Study sessions are open to all students enrolled in a course offering supplemental instruction who want to improve their understanding of the material.