For Spring 2014, SI sessions are now occurring six days per week. Visit our schedule of SI sessions to see which courses will have SI, and ot view the specific days, times, and locations of the SI sessions for your course(s).
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program offering free, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are facilitated by SI Leaders, who are undergraduate students who have previously taken the course and demonstrated academic competency in the subject area. Each SI Leader facilitates at least three 50-minute sessions per week using collaborative learning methods. Attend once or attend every session...the choice is up to you, but our data suggests that the more you attend, the higher your final grade will be in the course.
We recommend attending SI at least once per week.
SI is a free, voluntary opportunity for all students enrolled in a course. Students who participate in SI will:
In short, if you want to do better, then try SI.
Apply to be an SI Leader for Fall 2014! For more information and the application, please go to our website describing the SI position. All applications received by April 15th will be considered as one group for all new Leader positions. Applications received afterwards will be considered only for positons still open, until all positions are filled.
Help us plan SI for the Fall 2014 semester! If you are a faculty member, the planning documents are posted online here. If you are a student or staff member and wish the recommend we offer SI for a course, please send your recommendation to email@example.com
Is my session canceled due to weather? SI is definitely canceled if classes are canceled according to the University homepage; however, please check your SI Leader's website for an announcement if you are unsure. It's possible your SI Leader may be unable, due to weather, to get to campus, and s/he will have posted the announcement online.
The SI Leader staff consists of current ISU students who have previously enrolled in courses they lead, or have completed related coursework. All Leaders are supervised by trained professional staff members in the Academic Success Center. SI Leaders facilitate and encourage group learning of course material, rather than acting as authority figures who lecture to participants.
For answers to your questions about Supplemental Instruction at Iowa State University, please contact:
|Craig Zywicki||Phil Durkee|
|SI Program Coordinator||SI Graduate Assistant|
|1060 Hixson-Lied||1060 Hixson-Lied|
|515-294-6624 or firstname.lastname@example.org||515-294-6624 or email@example.com|