The mission of Sam Houston State University Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program is to improve student retention and academic achievement by organizing dynamic and interactive peer-facilitated study sessions paired with traditionally difficult courses.
What is Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction is an opportunity for students to take an active role in their learning experience. SI sessions are offered for historically difficult courses at SHSU and facilitated by SI Leaders. SI Leaders are students who have successfully completed the course and have been recommended by their professor to conduct sessions. These sessions provide an interactive learning environment organized for students. All students in the class are encouraged to attend SI sessions. SI Leaders are not tutors and they don't re-lecture. Instead, they help students put course material into perspective, so you can learn it more efficiently while developing critical thinking skills. With regular attendance at SI sessions, you will develop a deeper understanding of course content and you'll learn effective study habits that you can transfer to your other courses. Statistics show that SI increases students grades up to 11% and best of all it is free.