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.  

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.

 

For Questions regarding the SI Program please contact:

 

Click here for a printable or downloadable list.

Fall 2019 SI Course, Instructor, and SI Leader List

Course
Instructor
SI Leader
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Don Carpenter Christina Bottenfield
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Mr. Don Carpenter Jake Green
ACC 2303: Financial Accounting Ms. Betsy Willis Ellie Kronlokken
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Haylee Beard Cassidy Parshall
ACC 2304: Managerial Accounting Ms. Becky Jones Kamrynn Rhoden
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Dr. Dave Hurtt Jarrod Wooten
ACC 3301: Financial Accounting & Reporting I Ms. Haylee Beard Anna Joy Seeger
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Dr. Jane Baldwin Kaitlin Balcombe
ACC 3302: Financial Accounting & Reporting II Ms. Suzanne Abbe Isabella Lackner
BIO 1302: Microbiology Dr. Diane Hartman Wyatt Mayer
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Myeongwoo Lee Kayal Parthiban
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Diane Hartman Mackenzie Brock
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Marty Harvill Leigh Hickham
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Kelli Barr Caroline Hughes
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Mojgan Parizi-Robinson Katy Clevenger
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Liam Cler
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Maria Fernandez-Luna Carolyn Carper
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Jon Lawson Rachel Meach
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Jon Lawson Barcenia Morgan
BIO 1305: Modern Concepts of Bioscience Dr. Dena Quigley Emily Kieffer
BIO 1405: Investigations of Biology Concepts I Dr. Jon Lawson Megan Boenicke
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Tracy Pinney Shiva Ramani
BIO 1306: Modern Concepts of Bioscience, cont. Dr. Dana Dean Haley Deville
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 2306: Genetics Dr. Tamar Carter Tyler Hopkins
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 Alyssa Liang
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. Darrin Bellert Megan Giles
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Stephen Gipson Adam McLaughlin
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Aurea Chu Deborah Otuno
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer Morgan Schock
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Bruce Hodson Andy Le
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Alton Hassell Joseph Sauser
CHE 1301: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I Dr. Dennis Rabbe April Clark
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Vanessa Castleberry Callie Gibson
CHE 1302: Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II Dr. Thomas McGrath Jaya Pulipaka
CHE 2416: Laboratory Measures and Techniques Dr. Elyssia Gallagher Meg McCutheon
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Paul Zinke Mary High
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Jesse Jones Austin Iturralde
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Clinton George Allison Rerick
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Bob Kane Allie Stinchcomb
CHE 3331: Organic Chemistry I Dr. Bruce Hodson Julia Diab
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Jesse Jones Ryan Anaya
CHE 3332: Organic Chemistry II Dr. Paul Zinke Shannon Seale
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Amanda Sevik Caleb Graham
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Devan Jonklaas Derrick Williams
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Bryan Shaw Brooke Heckel
CHE 4341: General Biochemistry Dr. Mieke Lahousse Eric Dorris
CHE 4342: Topics in Human Biochemistry Dr. Mary Trawick Mark Zimmer
ECO 1305: Survey of Economics Dr. Tisha Emerson Kristen Koehler
ENT 4310: New Venture Finance Dr. Kendall Artz, Mr. Tyler Self James Schultz
FIN 3309: Introduction to Finance Dr. Franklin Potts Matthew Bramer
FIN 3310: Introduction to Corporate Finance Dr. Steve Rich Matthew Bramer
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Marietta Scott Madison Baehner
MTH 1308: Precalculus for Business Students Ms. Rachel Hess Irina Grigoryeva
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Mr. Matt Fleeman Lauren Crandon
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Dr. Kyunglim Nam Mia Angeliese
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Dr. Steven Cates Diego Cruz Maldonado
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Dr. Reeve Hunter Emily Gaw
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Ms. Charlotte Pisors Victoria Darby
MTH 1320: Precalculus Mathematics Ms. Dana Winters Hannah Walker
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Tommy Bryan Eric Dorris
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Dana Winters Megan Green
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Amy Goodman Reese Alexander
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Brian Raines Joe Previti
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Dr. Sergio Mayorga Tatarin Dinny Stevens
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Reeve Hunter Matthew McCaskill
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Ms. Juilenne Kabre Katie Pavleszek
MTH 1321: Calculus 1 Mr. Matt Fleeman  Jae Lee
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, Kenichi Hatakeyama, 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 David Hsiou
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Tamara Lawrence Mia Angeliese
PSY 1305: Introductory Psychology Dr. Matthew Binder Amanda Faust
PSY 2402: Statistics Dr. Alex Beaujean Megha Rawat
REL 1310: Christian Scriptures Dr. David Moseman Ailina Plemmons
REL 1310: Christian Scriptures Dr. Eric Holleyman Liz Boyett