Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction

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 regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions. SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies historically difficult classes. 

  • 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 assigned material, and conduct three or more 50-minute SI sessions each week. SI sessions integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn. 

SI participants earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants. Also, data demonstrate higher reenrollment and graduation rates for students who participate in SI. 


  • ENGL 0096 (02, 04, 08)
  • ETGG 1801 (01, 02)
  • MATH 0099 (51)
  • MATH 1010 (03, 08)
  • PHYS 2201 (51)
  • PHYS 2211 (01)

Student Success Center

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
Student Success Center
Massie Hall, 1st Floor
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 351-3594

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