Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction   Supplemental Instruction
What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students. The purpose of SI is to:

  • To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
  • To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
  • To increase the graduation rates of students

SI is a “free service” offered to all students in a targeted course. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning since the program targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness and diverse ethnicities participate.  SI is voluntary, and all students are encouraged to attend. 

Visit the SI FAQs page to see the most commonly asked questions about SI.

Baylor's SI Program History

Baylor University first implemented SI in 1995 under the leadership of Academic Support Programs Director Sally Firmin.  Sally Firmin piloted the program with two SI leaders, each placed with a faculty member in CHE 1302 and in REL 1310.  

Click here to see our Award Winning SI Leaders!

 

Fall 2022 SI Course Listing

 

Accounting
  • COURSE                           
  • ACC 2303: Sections .01 - .06                 
  • ACC 2304: Sections .01 - .08                 
  • ACC 3301: Sections .01 - .07                
  • ACC 3302: Sections .01 - .02 
  • ACC 3304: Sections:.01  
Biology
  • COURSE                          
  • BIO 1302: Sections .01 
  • BIO 1305: Sections .01- .13                               
  • BIO 1306: Sections .01- .04                                 
  • BIO 2306: Sections .01 -.06                         
  • BIO 2401: Sections .01                   
  • BIO 2402: Sections .01                      
  • BIO 3322: Sections .01             
Chemistry
  • COURSE                           
  • CHE 1300: Sections .01 -.03        
  • CHE 1301: Sections .01 -.19         
  • CHE 1302: Sections .01- .03                     
  • CHE 3331: Sections .01 -.07      
  • CHE 3332: Sections .01 -.03                    
Finance
  • COURSE                           
  • FIN 3310: Sections .05 & .06                             
Math
  • COURSE                      
  • MTH 1320 Sections .02  .06 .08 .10 .12 .13 . 16 .17     
  • MTH 1321 Sections .01 - .13 , .18 - 24
Physics
  • COURSE                           
  • PHY 1408 Sections .01 - .05 
  • PHY 1409 Sections .01 - .05    
  • PHY 1420 Sections .01 - .05      
  • PHY 1430. Sections .01 -.02                             
Political Science
  • COURSE                           INSTRUCTOR                             SI LEADER
  • PSC 1387.01, .03, .05       Elizabeth Goyette                           Shreyas Srinivasan
Psychology
  • COURSE                           INSTRUCTOR                             SI LEADER
  • PSY 1305.01                     Tsang, Dolan,Weaver                       Claire Edwards
  • PSY 1305.02&.04             Tamara Lawrence                            Brennan Wells
  • PSY 1305.03&.05             Meredith Palm                                 Campbell Thurman
  • PSY 2402.01                     Alex Beaujean                                 Robbie Ridder
Neuroscience
  • COURSE                           INSTRUCTOR                                   SI LEADER
  • NSC 1306.01                     Keele, Scullin, Weaver, Malavanti        Esther Ko
 

 

For questions regarding the SI Program, please e-mail: De'Janae Tookes.

Program Manager for Supplemental Instruction, Center for Academic Success and Engagement