What is Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of group study sessions for some of MU’s most challenging courses. Led by SI Leaders (students who have done well in the class before), SI Sessions are free and open to any students in those classes who are interested in improving their understanding of the course material and their course grade.
How will you know if your class has SI Sessions? Your professor will introduce your SI Leader at the beginning of the semester, and your SI Leader will remain in close contact with you to announce their SI Sessions and how they’ll support the course as the semester evolves.
Facts About SI:
- Began at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973.
- Currently serves more than 1,500 colleges and universities across 30 countries.
- Provides organized, peer-facilitated group study time.
- Focuses on how students prepare for class outside of class.
- Integrates what to learn with how to learn.
- Revolves around student-to-student interaction and cooperative learning.
- Targets at-risk courses rather than at-risk students.
- Encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning.