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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Fall 2018 SI Course, Instructor, and SI Leader List

Course
Instructor
SI Leader
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Betsy Willis Adam Asselta
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Melanie Millar Wes Harper
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Becky Jones Erica Bonham
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Daniel Shallcross Caleb Hartig
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Dr. Bill Thomas Isabella Lackner
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Don Carpenter Nick Sclafani
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Suzanne Abbe Keller Thomas
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Dr. Carie Ford Kathrine Zucker
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Dr. Dave Hurtt Christina Bottenfield
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Haylee Beard Sarah Sneed
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Mr. Bradley Lail  Lauren Wilfong
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Dr. Dave Hurtt Jarrod Wooten
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Dr. Jane Baldwin Alison Gage
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Dr. Carrie Ford Alex Moisson
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Dr. Jane Baldwin Kate Urquizu
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 Diana Hamza
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Marty Harvill Leigh Hickman
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Kelli Barr Drew Webb
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Liam Cler
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Ms. Melissa Mullins Taylor Weber
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Carolyn Carper
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 3422: Human Physiology Dr. James Tandy Sara Walden
BIO 3425: General Human Anatomy Dr. Mojgan Parizi-Robinson Amanda Muck
BIO 4307: Cell Physiology Dr. Erika Abel Ty Jones
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. Carlos Manznares David Alderman
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Andrea Chu Deborah Otuno
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Alton Hassell Joseph Sauser
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Bruce Hodson Harris Rosenblad
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Morgan Schock
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Dennis Rabbe April Clark
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Thomas McGrath Jaya Pulipaka
CHE 2416: Laboratory Measures and Techniques Dr. Elyssia Gallagher Hope Willenborg
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Paul Zinke Mary High
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Jesse Jones Tessa Breeding
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Clinton George Allison Rerick
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Bruce Hodson William Chan
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. Tisha Emerson Kristen Koehler
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Franklin Potts Ty Reeves
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Paul Anderson Pierce Halsted
FIN 3310: Introduction to Corporate Finance Dr. Virgilio Zurita Robert Ficarro
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Kyunglim Nam Julia Diab
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Marietta Scott Madison Baehner
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Dana Winters Kimberly Imoh
MTH 1309: Calculus for Business Students Ms. Dana Winters Taylor May
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Ms. Rachel Hess Mia Rotunna
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Ms. Jill Nichols Jae Lee
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Ms. Charlotte Pisors Lauren Crandon
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Tommy Bryan Zoe McCluskey
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Amy Goodman Hunter Michalk
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Jorge Arvesu Carballo Emily Dycha
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Jeonghun Lee Shiva Ramani
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Julienne Kabre Joe Previti
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Matthew Lyles Eric Dorris
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Melvin Hood Alina Gavrilov
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Kyunglim Nam Tyler Hopkins
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Matt Fleeman Lindsey Tharp
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Steven Cates Caroline Hughes
NSC 1306: Introducton to Neuroscience Dr. Jim Patton, Dr. Brad Keele, Dr. Charles Weaver Sammitha Cheruvu
PHY 1420: General Physics I Dr. John Vasut, Dr. Yumei Wu, Dr. Randy Hall Juls Brown
PHY 1430: General Physics II Dr. John Vasut, Dr. Jeffrey Olafsen Sam Haug
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Joann Tsang, Dr. Sara Dolan, Dr. Hugh Riley, Dr. Charles Weaver Bryce Stockslager
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 Alexa Hernandez
PSY 2402: Statistics Dr. Roger Kirk Megha Rawat
REL 1310: Christian Scriptures Dr. Eric Holleyman Liz Boyett
REL 1310: Christian Heritage Dr. David Moseman Ailina Plemmons
SWO 4301: Data Analysis for Social Work Dr. Holly Oxhandler Sarah Baldwin