Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program. SI provides academic assistance to students in historically difficult classes. The SI sessions help with content mastery and with learning and study strategies that are applicable to all subject areas.
SI sessions are facilitated by a trained SI leader. SI leaders have taken the same course, done well, and then during the semester attend classes, take notes, and re-read all assigned materials in preparation to conduct the SI sessions three times a week.
SI provides an active, engaged learning experience for students who meet in small groups. The SI leader helps to guide students through the course by:
- Reviewing topics and material covered in class during that week
- Using various techniques for problem solving
- Providing guidance and encouragement
SI leaders set a tone for group discussion and learning in which individual points of view are respected and all members have an equal opportunity to participate.
Results nationally and at UT Dallas have shown that students who consistently attend and participate in SI attain higher grades and better student learning outcomes than students who do not.
SI sessions meet up to three times a week for 1 hour. The sessions are free of charge for currently enrolled students and attendance is completely voluntary. Students may attend as many sessions as desired.
Supplemental Instructional courses offered for Spring 2013
- BIOLOGY 3361
- CHEMISTRY 1312
- PSYCHOLOGY 2317
- ECONOMICS 2301
- GOVERNMENT 2301
- HISTORY 1301
The Student Success Center hopes you will choose to take advantage of this great learning opportunity!
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