Supplemental Instruction (SI)
What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is peer-led instruction that focuses on group collaboration in order to provide support for historically challenging courses in the Department of Biology/Chemistry. Through 60-minute, weekly SI sessions, students are provided with course-specific learning strategies, support for course content, and a structured time for study with peers.
What is an SI Leader?
SI Leaders are students who attend class lectures and facilitate weekly out-of-class group study sessions in targeted courses which they have successfully completed. SI Leaders utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction which integrate “what to learn” with “how to learn.” SI Leaders plan and implement their study sessions, guiding students through the most difficult course concepts while sharing strategies to be successful in the course. SI Leaders meet weekly with the ASC’s Tutorial Services coordinator for one-on-one and group supervision and training. In addition, SI Leaders meet regularly with their professor to clarify course content and material.