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. 

 

 

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 2019 SI Course, Instructor, and SI Leader List

Course
Instructor
SI Leader
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Don Carpenter Lauren Wilfong
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Dr. Bill Thomas Isabella Lackner
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Becky Jones Christina Bottenfield
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Cari Edison Caleb Hartig
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Haylee Beard Cassidy Parshall
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Dr. Laurie Burney Dareen Habashy
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Dr. Michael Robinson Katherine Zucker
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Mr. Steve Bostick Haley Snowden
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Ms. Haylee Beard Traci Talbert
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Dr. Jane Baldwin Kaitlin Balcombe
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Ms. Suzanne Abbe Keller Thomas
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Ms. Carie Ford Robert Ficarro
BIO 1302: Microbiology Dr. Diane Hartman Kaitlyn MacNair
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Sanghoon Kang Seth Buscho
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Diane Hartman Mackenzie Brock
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Jonathan Miles Carolyn Carper
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Marty Harvill Leigh Hickham
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Liam Cler
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Katy Clevenger
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Dena Quigley Barcenia Morgan
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Tracy Pinney Rachel Meach
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Dana Dean Bradlee Hall
BIO 2306: Genetics Dr. Marcie Moehnke Gage Hallbauer
BIO 2306: Genetics Dr. Jonathan Miles Minwoo Kim
BIO 2401: Human Anatomy and Physiology of Motion and Innervation Dr. Mark Taylor Kelsey Robison
BIO 2402: Human Anatomy and Physiology of Metabolism and Processing Dr. Mark Taylor Megan Anderson
BIO 3322: Human Physiology Dr. James Tandy Sara Walden
BIO 3425: General Human Anatomy Dr. Mojgan Parizi-Robinson Alyssa Liang
BIO 4307: Cell Physiology Dr. Erika Abel Tyler Hopkins
CHE 1300: Introductory Chemistry Dr. Maria de Mesa Alexis Lorio
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Stephen Gipson Mark Zimmer
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Aurea Chu Deborah Otuno
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Dennis Rabbe Shiva Ramani
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Vanessa Castleberry David Alderman
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Thomas McGrath Jaya Pulipaka
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Aurea Chu April Clark
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Morgan Schock
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Alton Hassell Joseph Sauser
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Bruce Hodson Harris Rosenblad
CHE 2416: Laboratory Measures and Techniques Dr. Stephen Gipson Adam McLaughlin
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Paul Zinke Mary High
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Jesse Jones Tessa Breeding
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Clinton George Allison Rerick
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Bruce Hodson Julia Diab
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Jesse Jones Arham Siddiqui
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Paul Zinke Michelle Sutanto
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Devan Jonklaas Nikita Chapagain
ECO 1305: Survey of Economics Dr. Brian Buckles Kristen Koehler
ENT 4310: New Venture Finance Dr. John Laurie, Mr. Tyler Self James Schultz
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Franklin Potts Ty Reeves
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Paul Anderson Coleman Klein
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. Rachel Hess Irina Grigoryeva
MTH 1309: Calculus for Business Students Ms. Charlotte Pisors Diego Cruz Maldonado
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Dr. Kyunglim Nam Lauren Crandon
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Dana Winters Kimberly Imoh
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Amy Goodman Heather Moore-Malec
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Matthew Lyles Eric Dorris
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Steven Cates Jae Lee
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Kyunglim Nam Joe Previti 
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Melvin Hood Alina Gavrilov
NSC 1306: Introducton to Neuroscience Drs. Rachel Clark, Brad Keele, Charles Weaver Diana Hamza
PHY 1420: General Physics I Drs. Howard Lee, Ray Nazzario, Randy Hall Catherine Arndt
PHY 1430: General Physics II Drs. John Vasut, Jeffrey Olafsen Sam Haug
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Drs. Joann Tsang, Sara Dolan, Hugh Riley, Charles Weaver Kirsten Adams
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Rachel Clark Victoria Mack
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Karenna Malavanti David Hsiou
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Tamara Lawrence Mia Rotunna
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Matthew Binder Amanda Faust
PSY 2402: Statistics Dr. Roger Kirk Megha Rawat
REL 1350: Christian Heritage Dr. David Moseman Grace Wiley
SWO 4301: Data Analysis for Social Work Dr. Brianna Lemmons Sarah Baldwin