For Faculty

What Supplemental Instruction is:

  • Peer-facilitated learning opportunities open to all students enrolled in SI courses at SHSU
  • Study sessions that equip students with study skills necessary for success in the course
  • Engaging discussions and activities that encourage critical thinking and in-class interactions

What Supplemental Instruction is not:

  • Re-lecturing information
  • Q&A sessions, homework assistance, or tutoring

Benefits of SI for Faculty

  • Faculty receive feedback before the end of term student evaluations.
  • SI participants often engage more in class, which improves overall interactions in class.
  • Faculty see more students succeed and continue in course sequence.
  • SI participants show improved understanding of concepts.
  • Faculty work closely with and mentor top students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why is my course called a high-risk course?
  2. Can I come to SI sessions?
  3. Who trains the SI leaders and who runs the SI program?
  4. Am I selected because I am a bad instructor?
  5. How much do I have to do?
  6. What are the qualifications to become an SI leader?
  7. Why do colleges and universities have SI programs?
  8. What is the theory behind this program?
  9. Can the SI leader substitute for me in class when I am out of town?
  10. Why should I consent to having SI with my class?
  11. Isn't it just the motivated students who attend SI? (Or occasionally we hear "Isn't it just the weakest student who attends SI?)
  12. Does the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) permit me to provide exam grades to the SI program? How is this confidential information handled?
  13. Can I choose my own SI leader?
  14. Why shouldn't I know who is attending SI?
  15. Where do SI leaders come from?
  16. What do students say about SI?
  17. Won't SI sessions compete with my review (help) sessions?