Description of Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI leaders are students who have previously done well in the course and can share relevant information, course content and study skills with other students. They act as model students by attending all class lectures and taking notes and then hold SI sessions which are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items.
Basic Functions and Responsibilities of SI
- Provide assistance to students enrolled in an academically challenging, general course
- Arrange and facilitate regular, outside-of-class study sessions throughout the term
- Attend all meetings and participate in discussions during the semester to enhance the SI Leader experience and SI program
- Assist in the collection and reporting of evaluative data regarding the selected course
- Increased retention within targeted historically difficult courses
- Improved student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
- Increased graduation rates of students
SI leaders are trained in proactive learning and study strategies as well as facilitation skills. They are facilitators who assists students to integrate course content and learning strategies.
Good reasons for being a SI Leader
- It's a prestigous job on campus
- Georgia State students benefit from your support
- It helps you understand the learning process
- You will learn communication skills and show that you can explain concepts to others
- It contributes to your resume for grad school or job
- You meet interesting people
- You earn money
Do you want to apply for SI Leader position?
To become SI Leader you should have following qualifications:
- An academic level of junior, senior, or graduate standing is preferred
- An overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 point scale) is required
- Content competency (to be determined by course professor and SI Coordinator) is required
- Good interpersonal and communication skills are required
To apply for a SI position, fill out the following forms and bring them to 245 Sparks Hall or e-mail email@example.com.
SI Application Form (For Student) [PDF]
SI Evaluation Form (For Professor) [PDF]
Important SI Forms
First Exam Report [PDF]
Sign-In Sheet [PDF]
SI Session Observation [PDF]
Planning the SI Session [PDF]