- The SI
(Supplemental Instruction) program targets traditionally difficult
academic courses--those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals--and provides
scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions.
- SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies
- Assistance begins the first week of the term.
- SI sessions are open to all students in the course and are
attended on a
voluntary basis free of charge.
- SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all
and conduct three or more 50-minute SI sessions each week. SI
integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn.
- SI participants earn higher course grades and withdraw less often
non-SI participants. Also, data demonstrate higher reenrollment and
graduation rates for students who participate in SI.