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Supplemental Instruction



What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program designed to help students in historically difficult classes. SI provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions.


Which classes offer SI?
When funding is available, we offer SI to some sections of Bio 191, Bio 211, Bio 229, Bio 239, Bio 249, Chem 200A, Chem 280A, Physics 250B, Math 080, Math 180, and Math 185. the link below for a list of courses offering SI and the corresponding scheduled meeting dates. 

Who is eligible to go to SI?
All enrolled students are encouraged to attend the SI sessions for their class. However, attendance is voluntary. 

Does SI really make a difference?
Supplemental instruction was first developed in 1973 at The University of Missouri-Kansas City. It is now taught in over 700 institutions throughout the nation and in over twelve countries. After extensive research and data collection, it is found that students who participate in SI within the targeted historically difficult courses earn higher mean final course grades than students who do not participate in SI. Also, students participating in SI persist at the institution (reenrolling and graduating) at higher rates than students who do not participate in SI. (Source: Supplemen​tal Instruction National Data Summary) 

This is what a former Chem 200A student at SCC had to say, "[SI sessions] are honestly so helpful and I am finally understanding concepts that I didn't get in the whole semester of Intro to Chem."