Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning enhancement program designed to organize and improve the ways in which students prepare for class. SI is attached to historically challenging subjects and provides students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing material assigned by the professor. All SI leaders have demonstrated subject proficiency (at least an A or B in the course or a similar course)  and have undergone a rigorous training program in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. The SI leader attends the course to keep up with the content as well as to model effective student practices and attitude (note-taking, alertness, etc.). The SI leader schedules regular, bi-weekly review sessions at convenient times for the class (generally during Evening Study Period). In these sessions, the SI leader uses interactive learning strategies which encourage involvement, comprehension, and synthesis of subject content. In addition, the SI leader demonstrates effective study techniques. The SI leader also holds regular office hours to help students in a one-on-one or smaller group environment. 502 students participated in the program in the 2010-2011 academic year, and there were 2,480 contacts!

For more information, please contact Doug Yates at
During Fall 2011, SI is available in BIOL 101, BIOL 130, CIVL 304, HIST 103, HIST 104, and SPAN 102.
For details regarding SI schedules and handouts and to meet your SI leaders, please visit our SI blog:
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You may also follow The Citadel SI (@citadelsi) on Twitter!