Important information regarding Supplemental Instruction sessions for fall 2020.

Supplemental Instruction will be delivered online during the fall 2020 semester. There will be no in-person SI sessions. SI Leaders will facilitate sessions using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Sessions will be hosted live online on the same days and times indicated on the current schedule of SI sessions. Participants can find information about session days/times and how to access the virtual sessions by visiting their SI Leader's website.  

If you have any questions regarding SI, please reach out to sistaff@iastate.edu.

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program. SI is a voluntary program that offers free, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are lead by current ISU undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course.

We support more than 30 courses in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics, and more

Proven to Work

Our methods of collaborative study sessions have shown an average of over one-half letter grade improvement amongst students who regularly attend SI sessions. See more of our data here.

Students who participate in SI:

  • Learn how to learn while learning what to learn.
  • Work collaboratively with peer students in a facilitated environment.
  • Receive support from a trained, educated SI Leader.

Our data suggests that the more often students attend, the higher their final grades will be in the course. We recommend attending SI at least once per week.

Become an SI Leader

Becoming an SI Leader is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and help support your peers. If you are interested in becoming an SI Leader, you should consider applying to serve as a leader for the spring 2021 semester. Applications will open on October 15th.

 To learn more about the SI Leader Position and to complete an application visit: https://www.asc.dso.iastate.edu/supplemental/leaders

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