I’m Interested in Adding Supplemental Instruction to My Course

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a weekly peer-facilitated group study opportunity offered to students currently enrolled in historically-challenging courses and “gateway” courses.  SI sessions are led by an “SI Leader”, a student who has previously excelled in the course and remains active in the current course offering through lecture attendance, taking notes, meeting with the course instructor, and serving as a model student in the classroom.  SI sessions are designed by the SI Leader to encourage attendees to actively engage in directed collaborative group activities and discussions that prepare students for increased course content mastery and exam readiness. 

Which Courses Does LASSO Target for SI?

LASSO generally targets courses for SI support that meet one or more of the following criteria:
·         High freshman and sophomore enrollment
·         A DFW rate of 25% or higher
·         The course is designated as a “gateway” course by the department
LASSO considers courses for SI support that do not meet these criteria on a case-by-case basis and we welcome dialogue with you to determine if SI is a good fit for your course.

What Does LASSO Expect from Me and My Department when Adding SI to My Course?

In our experience, Supplemental Instruction (SI) thrives in a course and maximizes benefits to students with the following support from faculty and departments:
·         Faculty Buy-In and Support of SI
·         Regular Meetings Between Course Instructor and SI Leaders
·         Assistance in Identifying SI Leader Candidates
·         Shared SI Cost Commitment

What Faculty and Departments Can Expect from LASSO When Offering SI in a Course:

·         Thoroughly-Trained, Skilled SI Leaders
·         Extensive Administrative Support for SI
·         Accurate SI Data Management and Reporting
·         Shared SI Cost Commitment

If you are interested in learning more about adding Supplemental Instruction to your course, please fill out the inquiry form below: