Supplemental Instruction

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What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Modeled after the original SI model from the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Lee College’s SI Program targets historically difficult courses and aims to help students and instructors be more successful. The SI Program at Lee College understands that no matter how prepared a student is or how dedicated an instructor is, some classes are just difficult. SI strives to assist students as they progress through challenging course work by providing peer-facilitated group study sessions with the goal of increasing comprehension, critical thinking skills, and content knowledge. Working as a bridge between instruction and students, Lee College’s SI Program seeks to make a positive impact on the retention and academic success of students.

SI utilizes peer-facilitated collaborative learning to create an academic support system. Instead of targeting high-risk or at-risk students, SI targets historically difficult classes. SI classes are assigned an SI coach who attends class with the students, facilitates structured study groups, and holds office hours for students if additional assistance is needed. (Become an S.I. Coach.)

Fall 2018 SI Courses:

  • MATH 320
  • MATH 330
  • CHEM 1411
  • HIST 1301
  • TECM 1341
  • ENGL 1301

When registering for courses, students can look at the course notes attached to the course listing to see which section has been assigned an SI coach.

For more information, contact the SI Coordinator:

Jessica Thompson Falla
Learning Hub, Moler Hall, Room 109A