Description of Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI leaders are students who have previously done well in the course and can share relevant information, course content and study skills with other students. They act as model students by attending all class lectures and taking notes then hold SI sessions which are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items.
Basic Functions and Responsibilities of SI Leaders
- Provide assistance to students enrolled in an academically challenging courses
- Organize and facilitate out-of-class study sessions, three times a week throughout the semester
- Attend all course lectures
- Attend all SI leader trainings and meetings, and complete tasks throughout the semester to enhance the SI leader experience and SI program for students
- Assist in the collection and reporting of evaluative data regarding the selected course
SI leaders are trained in proactive learning and study strategies as well as facilitation skills. SI leaders are facilitators who assists students to integrate course content and learning strategies.
Why Should I Consider Becoming an SI Leader?
- It is a prestigious student leader position on campus
- Connect with faculty, staff, and students in a meaningful way
- Strengthen your communication, facilitation, and leadership skills
- Reinforce your study skills and learning strategies
- Expand your resume for graduate school or other position
- Monthly stipend and tuition waiver (tuition waiver only applies to graduate students)
I’m Interested in Applying for an SI Leader Position. What Are the Qualifications?
To become SI Leader you should have following qualifications:
- Maintain an overall Institutional GPA of a 3.3 or higher
- Have completed the SI course with an A- or better
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Working knowledge of campus resources for academic success
- Complete Faculty Recommendation form; a recommendation from a faculty member within the discipline of the course is preferred
- An academic level of junior, senior, or graduate standing is preferred
How Do I Apply to Become an SI Leader?
To apply for an SI leader position, fill out the SI Leader Application Fall 2014 [PDF] or visit the Office of Supplemental Instruction located in 249 Sparks Hall or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.