What is supplemental instruction?
Supplemental instruction (SI) programs center around the work of students. In a peer-to-peer model, students who have excelled in completing a particular course--or group of courses--lead students enrolled in that course in discussions and reviews of relevant concepts and applications. SI encourages students to compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items in a non-remedial approach. See International Center for Supplemental Instruction for more information.
What courses receive supplemental instruction?
SI is traditionally for lecture-heavy courses which have historically proven difficult as measured by below-average grades or low completion rates. The courses selected for the SI program include the following:
MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra
MAC 1105 - College Algebra
STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics
BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
SI offerings may vary by campus. SI may also be available for unique courses with minimal coverage in SPC's learning centers.
What is the goal of supplemental instruction?
Improved understanding of the subject, better grades, and higher retention rates.