Academic Support

Become a Supplemental Instruction Leader

Summary of Position

Lead Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions outside of class lectures; attend class lectures and take notes; promote SI among students enrolled in class; collaborate with faculty members to structure SI sessions; take session attendance; and complete SI reports.

Requirements

SI Leaders must have demonstrated academic success; recommendation from faculty member; grade of "A" or "B" in course being considered. Cumulative GPA must not be less than 2.8; prefer no less than 3.0. Ability to communicate effectively.

Attend one training session.

Responsibilities

  1. Attend training at beginning and mid-semester.
  2. Attend all lectures (possibly rotating classes that have multiple sections and professors).
  3. Find 2 common times students can meet for sessions during the first week of classes.  Report the results to the SI Coordinator so she can find rooms for the sessions. Start SI sessions by the second week of classes (no sessions during finals week).
  4. Obtain class email lists from instructors of corresponding course so they can send out a welcome email to students and remind them of SI sessions regularly.
  5. Take attendance for every SI session.
  6. Complete a "planning the session" sheet for guidance and preparation.
  7. Meet with the instructor of the course regularly.
  8. Maintain communication with the SI Coordinator.

Pay Breakdown

SI Leaders are paid $10.01 an hour for the following:

  • 2-3 hours a week for sitting in on class
  • 2 hours a week for your SI sessions
  • 3 hours a week for session prep

Total hours per week = 8 hours (additional hours must be approved by SI Coordinator)

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an SI Leader, please visit 122 Student Success Center to complete an application. You can also download the linked application form. Complete the form and submit it to our office at the above listed location. Call 937-775-5770 for office hours. Work Study information is welcome but not required. It is required that applicants get signed approval from the faculty member of the class they wish to be an SI Leader. 

For additional information on becoming an SI Leader, contact Dawn Arnold.