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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 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.

 

 What UMKC courses are currently supported by SI?

Anchor 106, Biology 102, Biology 108, Biology 109, Biology 202, Biology 206, Biology 218, Biology 219, Biology 316, Biology 441, BMS 9265 (Human Biochemistry), Chemistry 211, Chemistry 212R, Chemistry 321, Chemistry 322R, Computer Science 101, Computer Science 191, Computer Science 201R, Computer Science 303, ECE 241, ECE 341R, French 110, French 120, French 211, HLSC 410, HLSC 476, HLSC/Nursing 120, Math 110, Math 120, Math 210, Med 9312, Med 9408, Nursing 220, Nursing 250, Nursing 364, Nursing 366, Nursing 476, Physics 210, Physics 220, Physics 240, Physics 250, Poli Sci 210, Psychology 210, Spanish 110, Stats 235.

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