Enhancing College Credit Courses

 Supplemental Instruction

To bolster learning and to strengthen classroom-based college level readiness of first year students enrolled in developmental and gateway courses, supplemental instruction (SI) has been expanded to support a number of selected content courses.  This expansion of SI is in addition to the existing SI program in the Math department.
As a learning support service, SI assists students to be successful and persist in their courses by providing an out-of-class, peer-led learning environment intended to compliment traditional class instruction. For each course selected, two to three 50 minutes SI sessions are offered each week. SI activities may include reviewing course content, honing study skills, and enhancing classroom skills such as note taking, summarizing and active listening.
The SI sessions are intended to promote student understanding of course content through guided group activities, application of different learning strategies for helping students complete assignments and prepare for exams. To prepare for weekly sessions, peer leaders complete an extensive training program, attend all class meetings, take notes, read and complete all assigned material and communicate with the professor and SI coordinators.
Peer Leader Job Description & Application Form
Students who have been recommended by a faculty member for the position of Peer Leader should carefully read the job description and complete the application form here. The completed application form is to be submitted to the SI office (detailed instructions are on the form).