Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an international program offered by the Learning Center that provides free, peer-facilitated group study sessions for certain large, historically difficult courses (30% D, F, and withdrawal rate).
SI sessions are led by trained peer facilitators, SI leaders, who have already taken the course and earned an A or A-. Sessions are offered multiple times each week. SI is voluntary, free of charge, and available to students on a drop-in basis.
Announcements about SI are made in targeted classes during the first week of classes, and sessions continue throughout the semester. SI sessions provide students with course-specific learning and study strategies, note-taking and test-taking skills, and the opportunity to study with peers.
This program was developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.