Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program designed to target historically difficult courses. SI study sessions are peer facilitated group sessions that combine effective study skills and strategies to improve students’ performances. SI Leaders facilitate group sessions twice a week, attend every lecture, and serve as model students. SI sessions are open to all students enrolled in the targeted class.


  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Earned a final grade of a B or higher in the target course (pathophysiology or physiology)
  • Must obtain a Letter of Good Academic Standing
  • Attend all lectures
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Participate in all scheduled trainings and meetings
  • Work 12 hours/week
  • Have a minimum of one year of academic course work remaining
  • Content- competency is required (to be determined by the course faculty)
  • Possess the ability to work with a diverse population

SI Leader’s Responsibilities

  • Attend all class meetings (excluding labs) of the targeted course to stay on pace with instruction and build rapport
  • Facilitate at least 2 one-hour SI sessions per week throughout the semester
  • Hold 1 office hour a week
  • Conduct sessions utilizing a variety of collaborative learning strategies taught during the SI Leader Training Workshop
  • Facilitate at least one SI marathon exam review session prior to every scheduled examination
  • Promote SI regularly through classroom announcements, the Student Success webpage, and email to encourage participation
  • Meet regularly with the SI Coordinator for feedback and maintain constant contact with the course’s faculty to increase student success
  • Take roll and submit SI attendance reports biweekly to the SI Coordinator
  • Participate in the mandatory SI Leader Training Workshop/Orientation (to serve as an SI leader, the applicant must participate in the workshop)
  • Administer surveys to the class at the appointed times
  • Assist in training additional SI Leaders


  • Students who are interested in becoming a SI Leader must complete the one day (eight-hours) mandatory SI Leader Training Workshop prior to the beginning of each term to become an SI Leader.


  • Interactions with faculty, staff and students must be respectful and appropriate at all times
  • Attire must be neat, clean and professional
  • Adhere to the times of your scheduled sessions and promptly notify the SI Coordinator, the students, and the course’s instructor if you should have to cancel a session

Benefits of Becoming an SI Leader

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve communication skills
  • Build relationships with faculty, staff, and students
  • Develop teaching skills and a stronger command of the content
  • Gain professional experience for your resume
  • Receive compensation to facilitate SI sessions

*If you are interested in becoming a SI Leader, please click on the link below to complete and submit an application.

Click here for SI Leader Application