Supplemental Instruction

 

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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. 

 

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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.  

When Julie Cash joined the staff, there were 15 SI leaders leading SI for Accounting, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, and Psychology. 

The Baylor University SI Program is now accredited, and has 80 SI leaders who work with staff partners in the following Academic Departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Religion
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 69 SI leaders provided 63,482 contact hours with students enrolled in courses to which SI leaders have been assigned. One contact hour equals one student attending one SI session one time.

 

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Spring 2020 SI Course, Instructor, and SI Leader List

Course
Instructor
SI Leader
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Don Carpenter Jess Williams
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Betsy Willis Gabby Ouimet
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Haylee Beard Briana Cahill
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Becky Jones Kamrynn Rhoden
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Dr. Cari Edison Jackson Bates
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Mr. Steve Bostick Kayla Stamey
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Dr. Carie Ford Jack Schutze
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Ms. Suzanne Abbe, Dr. Melanie Millar, Dr. Jane Baldwin Bethany O'Brien
BIO 1302: Microbiology Dr. Jon Lawson Audrey Tolber
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Dena Quigley Emily Kieffer
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Diane Hartman Mackenzie Brock
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Tracy Pinney Emily Gaw
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Jon Lawson Megan Boenicke
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Rice Dean Ransom Brennan Wells
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Dana Dean Haley Deville
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Stephen Trumble, Dr. Robert Doyle Katie Pavleszek
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Stephen Trumble, Dr. Robert Doyle Derrick Williams
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Marty Harvill Leigh Hickham
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Katy Clevenger
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience cont. Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Liam Cler
BIO 2306: Genetics Dr. Marcie Moehnke Gage Hallbauer
BIO 2306: Genetics Dr. Jonathan Miles Will Hoover
BIO 2306: Genetics Dr. Jonathan Miles Kristi McCoy
BIO 2401: Human Anatomy and Physiology of Motion and Innervation Dr. Mark Taylor Sarah Kinney
BIO 2402: Human Anatomy and Physiology of Metabolism and Processing Dr. Mark Taylor Jean-Michel Thompson
BIO 3422: Human Physiology Dr. James Tandy Jada Martin
BIO 4432: General Human Anatomy Dr. Mojgan Parizi-Robinson Savannah Nickel
CHE 1300: Introductory Chemistry Dr. Maria de Mesa Alexis Lorio
CHE 1300: Introductory Chemistry Dr. Maria de Mesa Christina Gaw
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Rizalia Klausmeyer Megan Giles
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Dennis Rabbe April Clark
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Aurea Chu Deborah Otuno
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Thomas McGrath Jaya Pulipaka
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Izza Chatta
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Victoria Darby
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Seth Buscho
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Vanessa Castleberry Callie Gibson
CHE 2416: Laboratory Measures and Techniques Dr. Stephen Gipson Adam McLaughlin
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Paul Zinke Ally Wimberly
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Jesse Jones Austin Iturralde
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. John Woods Allie Stinchcomb
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Bruce Hodson Moises Narvaez
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Kevin Pinney Meg McCutcheon
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Paul Zinke Shannon Seale
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Mieke Lahousse Eric Dorris
ENT 4310: New Venture Finance Dr. Kendall Artz, Mr. Tyler Self James Schultz
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Franklin Potts Reese Alexander
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Paul Anderson Nancy Wilson
FIN 3310: Introduction to Corporate Finance Dr. Steve Rich Matthew Bramer
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Marietta Scott Madison Baehner
MTH 1309: Calculus for Business Students Ms. Dana Duncan Winters Irina Grgoryeva
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Tommy Bryan Jae Lee
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Randy Hall Diego Cruz Maldonado
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Amy Goodman Heather Moore-Malec
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Kyunglim Kim Dinny Stevens
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Reeve Hunter Matthew McCaskill
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Reeve Hunter Matthew McCaskill
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Juilenne Kabre Megan Green
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Rachel Hess Alina Gavrilov
NSC 1306: Introducton to Neuroscience Drs. Rachel Clark, Brad Keele, Melanie Sekeres, Charles Weaver Bekka Anderson
PHY 1420: General Physics I Drs. David Hilton, John Vasut, Randy Hall Juls Brown
PHY 1430: General Physics II Drs. John Vasut & Ray Nazzario Sam Haug
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Drs. Joann Tsang, Sara Dolan, Charles Weaver Kirsten Adams
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Rachel Clark Caitlin Bullard
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Karenna Malavanti Mykenna Nichols
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Tamara Lawrence Mia Angeliese