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Supplemental Instruction

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. These sessions are led by a qualified  ARC scholar who has previously taken and exceeded in a given course. The scholars also attends all lectures with students. The peer-facilitated study sessions are regularly scheduled informal review sessions where students can ask questions, compare notes, discuss readings, and work through example problems.  Sessions meet twice a week for 50 minutes.

The SI program is for all students enrolled in a course. Students who participate will learn how to learn while learning what to learn, work collaboratively with peer students in a facilitated environment, and receive support from a qualified SI leader.

Current Supplemental Instruction Scholar Sessions

How SI Works

You and your classmates compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and test yourselves before your professor does.

An SI leader – a student who previously excelled in the course and completed training in group facilitation techniques – guides you through course concepts.Your leader won't lecture or give you class notes. However, your leader will improve your learning by:

  • Sharing strategies for success in the course.
  • Showing methods to make good use of your study time.
  • Helping put concepts together so you see an overall perspective.

Is SI Another Lecture Period?

No. SI is a discussion group which gives everyone a chance to participate. The SI leader does not lecture or re-teach the subject matter. Instead, everyone contributes their knowledge and helps each other.

The professor is not present at sessions.

Do I Need to Prepare for SI?

There are no extra assignments. It helps, however, to have attempted the homework or done the reading before you come to as SI session. Doing this lets you bring questions and get the specific help you need.

When is SI Held?

The SI leader distributes a survey during the second week of class. SI sessions are scheduled at times that are best for the majority of students.

Times for SI sessions will be established at the beginning of the semester.

*On rare occasions, SI session times and locations change. To verify when an SI session is scheduled for a particular class during the current semester, call Hassan at 312.567.7980.

Why Should I Participate?

We urge all students in supported classes to attend SI sessions, whether you're struggling or not. Many students who attend SI are excellent students who want to work toward a higher grade or understand the material more thoroughly.

Does SI Really Help?

Yes! The U.S. Department of Education found Supplemental Instruction to be highly effective. Studies at several institutions have shown that students who participate in SI earn higher final course grades than students who do not.

Students participating in SI persist at the institution (re-enrolling and graduating) at higher rates than students who do not participate in SI.7426

Can I join the SI Session remotely?

Yes! Click on the student link for your SI course in the chart below. All SI ARC Scholars are streaming live and recorded using BlackBoard Collaborate. You can view the recorded SI Session videos under Reviews and Workshops.

Current Supplemental Instruction Scholar Sessions

1 CHEM125-01 ZION, BENJAMIN RYAN WH-119 TUE 7:00-8:00PM FRI 2:00-3:00PM
2 CHEM239-01 LEIGHT, KATHERINE KAYAN WH-119 MON 5:00-6:00PM WED 3:30-4:30PM
3 CS116-02 WINANS, VIDA DEREK WH-119 WED 12:45-1:45PM THU 6:00-7:00PM
4 CS116-03 KORAH, JOHN TUAN WH-119 TUE 2:00-3:00PM FRI 4:00-5:00PM
5 MATH 151-02 01 ONG, KIAH LEAH WH-119 WED 7:00-8:00PM THU 7:00-8:00PM
6 MATH 151-03 MIRANDA, JESUS ZELIANG WH-119 MON 3:00-4:00PM WED 10:00-11:00AM
7 MATH 251-01 MITILLOS, CHRIS CHRIS  WH-119 MON 2:00-3:00PM FRI 10:00-11:00AM
8 MATH 251-03 02 WEENING, FRED ANASTASIA SH-202 TUE 12:45-1:45PM THU 12:45-1:45PM
9 MATH 251-04 ADLER, ANDRE JACK WH-119 TUE 5:00-6:00PM THU 5:00-6:00PM
10 MATH 251-05 YIMER, ASMAMAW HEATHER WH-119 MON 4:00-5:00PM WED 6:00-7:00PM
11 MATH 251-06 LUBIN, ARTHUR JOHN P. WH-119 WED 5:00-6:00PM FRI 1:00-2:00PM
12 MATH 252-01 ONG, KIAH MANUEL WH-119 TUE 3:00-4:00PM SUN 6:00-7:00PM
13 MATH 252-02 MIRANDA, JESUS MIKEL WH-119 TUE 4:00-5:00PM FRI 11:00AM-12:00PM
14 MATH 252-03 ADLER, ANDRE KAILEY WH-119 MON 6:00-7:00PM THU 10:00-11:00AM
15 MATH 252-04 ATTELE, KAPILA AARON RE-119 / WH-119 MON 10:00-11:00AM TUE 1:00-2:00PM
16 MATH 252-06 05 MUSIAL, PAUL TOMO WH-119 TUE 10:00-11:00AM THU 3:30-4:30PM
17 MMAE202-01 MEADE, KEVIN JOHN H. WH-119 FRI 3:00-4:00PM SUN 7:00-8:00PM
19 PHYS123-01 RATLIFF, GAYLE BRYAN WH-119 TUE 6:00-7:00PM WED 8:00-9:00PM
20 PHYS123-02 GLODOWSKI, ALAN KEITH WH-119 MON 12:45-1:45PM WED 12:45-1:45PM
21 PHYS123-03 KAPLAN, DANIEL KIAN WH-119 SUN 5:00-6:00PM THU 2:00-3:00PM
22 PHYS123-04 LITTLEJOHN, BRYCE DAN WH-119 MON 11:00-12:00PM THU 12:45-1:45PM
23 PHYS221-01 GLODOWSKI, ALAN TYLER WH-119 MON 10:00-11:00AM THU 8:00-9:00AM
24 PHYS221-02 TORUN, YAGMUR BRIANNA WH-119 WED 2:00-3:00PM FRI 12:00-1:00PM