Supplemental Instruction


Learn about 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 become better prepared for exams.  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.

SI is FREE and open to anyone who is enrolled in the course. Studies have shown that students who attend these sessions regularly can expect to earn a final grade of at least a letter grade higher than those who did not attend the sessions.

Contact Information

Valerie Brown
Specialist, Tutoring Services & Supplemental Instruction

122 Student Success Center
(937) 775-5770


SI Courses

Fall 2016 SI Sessions

Course  SI Leader Instructor SI Session SI Session Location

ANT 2100/3100



11:00a - 12:00p T
12:30a - 1:30p R

154 Rike Hall
335 Creative Arts Bldg.

ARA 1010 Harruf Orr

5:00 - 6:00p R

242 Millett Hall

ART 2110 Lyman Hillard

2:30 - 3:30p W
10:00 - 11:00a F

335 Creative Arts Bldg.
331 Creative Arts Bldg.

ATH 2100 Mauer Cooke

3:30 - 4:30p T

066 University Hall

BIO 1050 Jutte Wissman

1:30 - 2:30p W
3:45 - 4:45p R

076 University Hall
058 Rike Hall

BIO 1120 Trout Krane 11:00a - 12:00p F 141 Med Sciences
BIO 1120 Curry Krane 1:21 - 2:20p M 114 Oelman Hall
BIO 2110 Berenson Baird 9:45 - 10:45a T
3:45 - 4:45p R

335 Creative Arts Bldg.
219 Allyn Hall

CHI 1010 He Broadstock 2:00 - 3:00p T
2:00 - 3:00p R
499 Millett Hall
499 Millett Hall
CHI 1010 Zhao Broadstock 11:20a - 12:20p T
11:20a - 12:20p R
227 Creative Arts Bldg.
227 Creative Arts Bldg.
CHI 2010 He Broadstock 11:15a - 12:15p T
11:15a - 12:15p R
208 Russ Center
208 Russ Center
CHM 1010 Mikesell Newsome 3:35 - 4:30p T Millett Hall
CHM 1020 Mojica Clark 11:00a - 12:00p T
1:25 - 2:25p W
285 Creative Arts Bldg.
126 Allyn Hall
CHM 1210 Haas Arumugam 6:30 - 7:30p R
2:30 - 3:25p W
132 Oelman Hall
306 Oelman Hall
CHM 1220 Foskuhl Sanders 10:10 - 11:05a W 399 Millett Hall
CHM 2110 Stutz Ketcha 2L00 - 3:00p T
2:00 - 3:00p R

285 Creative Arts Bldg.
285 Creative Arts Bldg.

CHM 2110 Redding Turnbull 6:30 - 7:30p W
3:30 - 4:30 R
129 Medical Sciences
306 Oelman Hall
EC 1050 Mayhugh Martin 6:10 - 7:10p M 242 Millett Hall
EC 2040 Church  Sodders 9:05 - 10:00a M
12:20 - 1:25p W
054 Rike Hall
240 Allyn Hall
EES 1050 Stark Hundley 4:40 - 5:40p M 306 Oelman Hall
FR 1010 Lurie Hirt 12:45 - 1:45p R 345 Oelman Hall
FR 1010 Schmitz Hirt 2:30 - 3:25p W 227 Creative Arts Bldg.
FR 1010 Bradley Ould-Daddah 12:20 - 1:15p M
2:30 - 3:25p F
494 Allyn Hall
066 University Hall
FR 1010  Bokman Lamoine 3:30 - 4:30p R
9:05 - 10:00a F
066 University Hall
066 University Hall
FR 1020 Martin Hirt 1:25 - 2:20p M
10:10 - 11:05a W

066 University Hall
066 University Hall

FR 2010 Hammad  Abadie 8:20 - 9:20a T
8:20 - 9:20a R
054 Rike Hall
054 Rike Hall
FR 2020 Ashley Lamoine 8:20 - 9:20a T
1:25 - 2:20p F
124 Allyn Hall
219 Allyn Hall
GER 1010 Moody Sturdevant 9:05 - 10:00a W
9:05 - 10:00a F
054 Rike Hall
054 Rike Hall
GER 1020  Geiling Powers 9:30 - 10:30a T
2:30 - 3:25p W
285 Creative Arts Bldg.
242 Millett Hall
GR 1010 Puckett Marchand 10:10 - 11:05p M
3:50 - 4:50p R
339 Millett Hall
242 Millett Hall
HST 1200 Subzwari Pollock 9:50 - 10:50a T
4:40 - 5:40p W
334 Creative Arts Bldg.
306 Oelman Hall
JPN 1010 Garicia Tsuziki-Deboer 2:00 - 3:00p T
1:25 - 2:20p F
227 Creative Arts Bldg.
066 University Hall
JPN 2010 McCoy Tsuzuki-Norng 2:30 - 3:25p M
11:20 - 12:20p R
242 Millett Hall
002 Millett Hall
LAT 1010 Turner Edwards 10:10 - 11:05a M
3:30 - 4:30p F
044 Rike Hall
163 Rike Hall
MS 2040 Wood Chesin 12:40 - 1:40p T
12:40 - 1:40p R
050 Rike Hall
050 Rike Hall
MS 2050 Hinton Chesen 6:40 - 7:40p W 058 Rike Hall
NUR 2100 Marx Holland 12:00 - 1:00p M
3:35 - 4:30p M
335 Creative Arts Bldg.
207 Student Success Center
NUR 3100 Jones Konicki 10:10 - 11:05a W
1:25 - 2:25p W
016 Rike Hall
014 Student Success Center
PLS 3100 Hairston Karason 5:00 - 6:00p M 399 Millett Hall
SPN 1010  Cox Astudillo 3:30 - 4:30p R 232 Oelman Hall
SPN 1020 Cox Astudillo 3:30 - 4:30p T 232 Oelman Hall
SPN 2010 Cox TBA 8:20 - 9:20a T 161 Rike Hall
SW 2700 Higgins Carter 2:20 - 3:20p R
3:30 - 4:30p R
242 Allyn Hall
270 Allyn Hall
M&I 2200 Pohl Rodgers 11:15 - 12:10p M
4:00 - 5:00p W
036 Rike Hall
124 Allyn Hall

Become an SI Leader

Summary of Position

faculty SI

Lead 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.


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.  Dates for Fall 2016 will be posted in the future.


  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 Specialist 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 Specialist.

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 (1 prep hour in Success Center every other week)

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

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an SI Leader, please visit the Tutoring Services office in 122 Student Success Center to complete an application.

For Faculty


  1. To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
  2. To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
  3. To increase the graduation rates of students


Studies show that students who attend supplemental instruction sessions earn statistically significantly higher final course grades than those students who do not attend-even among students who have lower incoming SAT or ACT scores (Congos and Schoeps, 1993, Congos, Langsam, and Schoeps, 1997). 

For more in depth information about Supplemental Instruction, please click on the slides below:

For Students


What occurs at an SI session?

SI is an opportunity for students to work together to explore important concepts, review class notes, discuss reading assignments, practice test-taking strategies, and prepare of examinations. SI sessions are facilitated by an undergraduate student (SI Leader) who has previously been successful in the course.

SI leaders are students themselves who have taken the class before and earned a high grade in the course. Faculty typically recommends the leaders who facilitate the SI sessions. SI leaders are prepared to share with students how to effectively study for the course. SI leaders attend the same class every day, taking notes and listening closely to the professor. The SI coordinating team trains them in how to be effective facilitators and receive ongoing supervision.


How do I know if SI is offered for my course?

Once the semester begins, check the SI Schedule for a list of courses and SI sessions. In class promotions also are planned for courses with SI, including:

  • During the first week of classes the SI Leader will make a brief presentation to the class. The SI Leader will also ask the students to complete a brief survey to determine the best time to schedule sessions.
  • On the first day of classes, students will receive an e-mail promoting SI for their course, and referring them to online scheduling survey.
  • Regular announcements and/or postings will be made via email, and in class with the approval of the instructor.

I filled out the scheduling what?

Days, times, and locations for SI sessions are determined by SI Leaders during the first week of classes, after a sufficient number of students have contributed feedback via the scheduling survey. The session logistics will be promoted the end of the first week, and sessions begin the second week. 

The session days/times do not fit my schedule. -or- The locations are inconvenient. What should I do?

Our apologies about the inconveniences. Based on the number of students in a class, it’s impossible for us to find SI sessions that accommodate everyone's preferences, which is why we try to select sessions that make SI available to the largest number of students at least once per week. Our campus is also large, meaning that we likely inconvenience some people with any location selection.

If SI can help you, please make the time to attend. Other options for help are:

  • Requesting a Tutor
  • Using a  Departmental Help Room
  • Meeting with an Instructor/TA during office hours (or by appointment)
  • Referring to credible web-based resources (visit Tutoring Services website)

How are SI classes selected

Most SI sessions target traditionally difficult 100-200 level courses which students must take to begin an academic major. These courses are usually large lecture courses requiring large amounts of reading from difficult texts, utilize examinations focusing on application and analysis, and because of their size, offer a perception of diminished opportunity for teacher-student interaction.

Some SI sessions target other difficult courses that do not fit the criteria above based on input from students and instructors.

Who attends SI

SI is open to all students enrolled in a specific course. So, even if your SI Leader does not regularly attend your lectures, you can still attend the SI sessions. Students from all ability levels attend SI. There is one thing all SI participants have in common--desire to be a better learner.

Some students attend only a few sessions during the semester.  Assessments show that the more SI sessions a student participates in, the higher their final grade will be in the class.

What does it cost?

SI sessions are free. Students are encouraged to come as often as they like, however, the statistics show that the more students attend, the better their grades.