What is the Professor's Role?
Faculty members are not responsible for training or supervising SI Leaders or for enforcing student participation, which is strictly voluntary; however, faculty support is vital to the success of the program. The payoff is increased class attendance and participation, as well as higher pass rate.
To enhance and facilitate the SI program, faculty members are encouraged to:
What is the instructor's role in Supplemental Instruction?
Most important to the success of the SI Program is the endorsement of the instructors. Faculty members do not supervise or train SI Leaders, but when instructors encourage their students to attend SI sessions, attendance has been shown to increase. Also important to the success of the program is periodic communication between the SI Leader and the instructor; faculty members can help the SI Leader understand what is expected from students taking their class and provide resources to the SI Leader to aid in planning and organizing the sessions.
Benefits to instructors
Use of Class time
Instructors are asked to meet with students at the beginning of the semester and periodically during the semester. Also, SI Leaders will need to use class time to:
When are SI sessions?
To view the current schedule of SI sessions click here.
How do I recommend SI Leaders?
If you have students you would like to recommend as SI Leaders, please ask students to complete an SI Leader application available in the Supplemental Instruction Office (245 Sparks Hall) and submit the SI Evaluation Form below.