Supplemental Instruction (SI)

March 16-20, 2020

All in person SI sessions have been cancelled for this week. SI leaders will communicate with their students their plan for this week.

March 21-April 5, 2020 (Extended Spring Break)

There will be NO tutoring, SI, or workshops the week of the extended break (March 30 – April 5th).

April 6-April 17, 2020 (Online Class Period)

SI sessions will take place online via Google Meet. Although we anticipate that we will be short-staffed, we will offer as much support as we can, given the circumstances.  SI leaders will communicate with students their session times.

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program offered through CAAS.  SI is a peer-facilitated, collaborative learning process offered in some historically difficult courses. The current courses supported by SI are listed below. SI is a long-standing and internationally recognized program that assists students in learning and retaining course information, is statistically proven to increase student grades by one letter grade, and enhances course retention and persistence.

All students enrolled in SI supported courses are strongly encouraged to attend any and all SI sessions throughout the semester. SI Leaders are St. Olaf students who are trained to help other students learn and retain course material. SI Leaders are also students who have previously taken and excelled in the course. In general, SI sessions are approximately an hour in length and happen three to six times a week. SI Leaders collaborate with faculty and CAAS staff to create session strategies and assist students. SI Sessions are anonymous from faculty and attendance is only recorded for research purposes.

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