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