Center for Student Achievement
Holloway Hall

Supplemental Instruction: Ask, Learn, Succeed


Registering for classes?     Look for -5XX section numbers that denote SI support!

Check back soon to find out information and announcements for the fall 2014 semester!

Awards & Certifications
SU IMTPC Certificate

SI Logo

Designed by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, SI is a peer academic enhancement program used by hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world. Students who have performed well in historically difficult courses are nominated to be SI leaders by their faculty members.  SI leaders are then paired with an instructor, attend all class sessions, and facilitate three hours of study sessions each week, open to all enrolled students. SI offers weekly structured study sessions where students can:
ASK questions, discuss, and practice  content
 LEARN strategies and skills to study
 SUCCEED:Participants often earn higher grades

Denoted by -5XX section numbers, SI supports many General Education courses including Accounting, Math, Health and Exercise Science, and Chemistry.

What SI Participants Say...

"SI really allows students to gain more knowledge and better understanding on top of what was learned during lecture."
        -Spring 2014 Participant

"My study habits improved which eventually led to my grades improving as well."
        -Spring 2014 Participant

"SI provides a different view point on material which can sometimes make it easier for a student to understand if it is coming from another student."
        -Spring 2014 Participant

"It's like a giant study group and there is someone of expertise in the subject who can answer questions you may have."
        -Fall 2013 SI Participant

Check out our SI video to hear testimonials of SU students!

Program Highlights

  • Spring 2014
    • 1,284 students attended SI sessions for a total of 7,691 visits.
    • The mean final course grade of SI participants was 2.70 compared to a 2.30 of students not attending SI.
    • 86% of SI participants felt they further understood course content as a result of SI attendance.
    • As a result of SI attendance, students reported:
      • Greater clarity with course concepts
      • Improved study skills
      • Increased comfort with asking questions
      • Enhanced ways to actively study
      • Better performance on tests
    • The average cumulative GPA of SI leaders was 3.58 for the spring semester!
    • Program earned Level I International Mentor Training Program Certification by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)
  • Fall 2013
    • 53% of all students enrolled in SI courses (1,510 students) attended sessions.
    • Students visited SI sessions over 8,710 times throughout the semester.
    • The mean final course grade of SI participants was 2.47 compared to a 1.91 of students not attending SI.
    • The average cumulative GPA of SI leaders was 3.58 for the fall semester!

Program Staff

Heather Porter, Assistant Director for Academic Support and Supplemental Instruction

Tabatha Beck, Graduate Assistant for Supplemental Instruction

Carrianne Cicero, Graduate Assistant for Supplemental Instruction