Supplemental Instruction (SI)
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.
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Spring 2023 SI Course Listing
- ACC 2303: Sections All Sections
- ACC 2304: Sections All Sections
- ACC 3301: Sections All Sections
- ACC 3302: Sections All Sections
- ACC 3304: Sections: All Sections
- BIO 1305: Sections .01- .03
- BIO 1306: Sections .01- .09
- BIO 2306: Sections .01 -.03
- BIO 2401: Sections .01
- BIO 2402: Sections .01
- BIO 3322: Sections .01 - .03
- CHE 1300: Sections .01 -.03
- CHE 1301: Sections .01 -.07
- CHE 1302: Sections .01- .11
- CHE 3331: Sections .01 -.03
- CHE 3332: Sections .01 -.07
- FIN 3309: Sections .04 - .06
- FIN 3310: Sections .05 & .07
- MTH 1309 All Sections
- MTH 1309 All Sections
- MTH 1320 All Sections
- MTH 1321 All Sections
- MTH 1322 All Sections
- PHY 1408 All Sections
- PHY 1409 All Sections
- PHY 1420 All Sections
- PHY 1430 All Sections
- PSY 1305.01 - .06
- PSY 2402.01
- NSC 1306.01
For questions regarding the SI Program, please e-mail: De'Janae Tookes.
Program Manager for Supplemental Instruction, Center for Academic Success and Engagement