SI Faculty Resources
Faculty are an instrumental and important part of Supplemental
Instruction at Salisbury University. Without you, the SI
program would not be as successful as it is today. We
consistently look to faculty and staff to give feedback and
implement new initiatives at the Center for Student Achievement.
Thank you for your continued support of the Supplemental
Instruction program and Salisbury University’s students!
To learn more about the SI model and how SU's SI program is
What is Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning
enhancement program designed to organize and improve ways in
which students prepare for class outside of class. The SI
program targets traditionally difficulty academic subjects,
those that have a high rate of D or F grades or withdrawals. SI
provides regularly scheduled, out of class, peer facilitated
sessions led by SI leaders. SI leaders are model students,
nominated by faculty, who have demonstrated an appropriate model
of thinking, organization and mastery of the discipline. SI
leaders attend all class sessions; take notes, read all assigned
material and facilitate a total of 3 hours of SI sessions each
week. SI sessions integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn.
National research indicates that SI students earn higher subject
grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants (UMKC,
Goals of SI
- To increase student retention within targeted
historically difficult courses.
- To improve student grades in targeted historically
- To increase the graduation rates of students.
- To improve student connections with faculty and other