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ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND MENTORING

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND MENTORING

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Overview

UMKC's Supplemental Instruction program employs 55 SI Leaders, supporting 41 academically rigorous courses and 110 different sections. Supplemental Instruction has become a core component in student success in both the undergraduate and graduate level here at UMKC, as well as many other higher education institutions across the globe. SI was created at UMKC in 1973 and is home to the International Center for Supplemental Instruction. For more information on the International Center, visit our International Center website.

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.

 

What UMKC courses are currently supported by SI?

Volker Campus: Accounting 310, Anchor 106, Biology 102, Biology 108, Biology 109, Biology 202, Biology 206, Chemistry 211, Chemistry 212R, Chemistry 321, Chemistry 322R, Computer Science 101, Computer Science 191, Computer Science 201R, Computer Science 303, DSOM 309, ENV-DSN 250, French 110, French 120, French 211, HLSC 410, LS-Anantomy 218/219, LS-Basic Biochemistry 341, Math 210, Nursing 120 (HLSC 120), Physics 210, Physics 220, Physics 240, Psychology 210, Psychology 418, Spanish 110, Spanish 120, Spanish 211, Statistics 235 Hospital Hill Campus: BMS 9308, Nursing 220, Nursing 250, Nursing 364, Nursing 366, Nursing 395, Nursing 366

Contact Information

Jessica Elam                 
ASSC, 2nd Floor                
Phone: 816-235-6708            
E-mail: elamjm@umkc.edu

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Jessica Elam
    SI Coordinator
    ASSC, 2nd Floor
    Phone: 816-235-6708
    E-mail: elamjm@umkc.edu