Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction is an academic program that provides essential
student support in 42 academically rigorous courses at UMKC (which can be viewed
in the dropdown below), 91 different sections within those courses, and utilizes
56 SI Leaders - Supplemental Instruction has become a core component in student success and
learning at not only UMKC, but in many other schools.
Accounting 310, Biology 102, Biology 108, Biology 109, Biology 202, Biology 206, Biology 328, Chemistry 211, Chemistry 212R, Chemistry 321, Chemistry 322R, Computer Science 101, Computer Science 191, Computer Science 201R, Computer Science 303, DSOM 309, French 110, French 120, HLSC 410, LS-Basic Biochemistry 341, Math 210, Nursing 160 (HLSC 160), Nursing 256, Nursing 262, Nursing 345, Nursing 360, Nursing 362, Nursing 364, Nursing 366, Nursing 395, Philosophy 210, Philosophy 222, Physics 210, Physics 220, Physics 240, Physics 250, Psychology 210, Psychology 418, Spanish 110, Spanish 120, Statistics 235
To further elaborate, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. The SI program provides regularly scheduled review sessions on course materials outside the classroom. SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students compare notes, discuss readings, predict test items and develop tools for effective organization. The SI program targets traditionally difficult courses at the undergraduate, graduate and professional school levels.
SI is a free service offered to all students in a targeted course. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning as the program targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students. Participation is voluntary, but all students are encouraged to attend SI sessions. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness participate in and benefit from SI.
This program was developed at UMKC in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.