Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model developed for historically difficult courses (>30% D/F/W). This model uses weekly, peer-led group study sessions to improve student retention and success. SI is not a remedial program (targets at-risk courses, not at-risk students) and is open to all students on a voluntary basis, free of charge. SI sessions bring students together in a collaborative learning environment where they are able to improve their understanding of course material, review and discuss important concepts, develop effective study strategies and prepare for exams. Studies show that students of all academic and learning abilities benefit from participating in SI sessions and earn an average of one half to a full grade higher in the targeted course than those students who do not participate.
The STEM Center offers SI for a variety of math, science, and engineering courses. These sessions are updated every quarter.