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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.

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If SI supports a course you are taking, it will be announced during the first week of classes. You can also check out our list of SI-supported courses as well as our semester schedule of SI 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.

College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)

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.

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Texas Higher Education
Star Award

Texas Higher Education Star Award

In recognition of its exemplary contributions toward closing the higher education gaps that challenge the state, the ASU Office of Supplemental Instruction was chosen as a finalist for the 2008 Texas Higher Education Star Award.

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HSI Funding

The Office of Supplemental Instruction is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (Title V).

Did You Know?

National SI data indicates that students who regularly attend SI sessions earn one-half to one full letter grade higher than students who do not attend SI.

For more information about Supplemental Instruction and the 1,800 universities and colleges with SI programs, visit the national SI website through the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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SI Newsletters

Read more about SI and the students participating in the program.

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Study Help

Faculty Referral Form

Faculty can use this Referral Form to recommend students to be Supplemental Instruction leaders.