SI Mission Statement
As a learning enhancement program, the mission of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is to improve student retention and academic achievement by organizing a dynamic and interactive learning environment outside of class. SI is attached to traditionally difficult courses to provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach to get them actively involved in the learning process and engaged in their coursework. The ultimate goal of SI is to help students become independent and lifelong learners.
What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that uses peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses – those with high failure and/or withdrawal rates.
SI consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study that gives students an opportunity to meet with classmates to compare notes, discuss readings and key course concepts, develop study skill strategies and prepare for exams. SI takes all the hassle out of managing a study schedule and agenda. Think of it as guaranteed study time.
Refer to the Master SI Session Schedule for a list of supported courses as well as locations and times of all SI sessions. SI support is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only. There is no SI support during the Summer sessions.
All students in SI-supported courses are invited and encouraged to attend SI sessions, which are free, voluntary and anonymous. For more information, check out our frequently asked questions page or contact us.
The ASU Office of Supplemental Instruction is a certified tutor program with International Tutor Program Certification credentials from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This official status allows the program to issue tutor and SI leader certification at Level I/Regular Tutor, Level II/Advanced Tutor and Level III/Master Tutor.