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ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND MENTORING

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND MENTORING

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE

SI Sessions will be offered starting Monday, March 16 in an online format using Zoom. SI Leaders will reach out to all enrolled students in each SI-supported course by email with instructions for participating in SI Sessions. SI Leaders will also offer options to students to touch base on an individual basis via email. If you have any questions, please feel free to email umkcsi@umkc.edu.

Overview

UMKC's Supplemental Instruction program employs roughly 65 SI Leaders, supporting over 40 academically rigorous courses and 100 different sections each term. 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.

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