Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a nontraditional form of tutoring that focuses on collaboration, group study and peer interaction outside of the classroom. Its purpose is to assist students taking “traditionally difficult” courses.
SI sessions are facilitated by academically successful students known as SI leaders. These individuals have previously excelled in the course and have received training on guiding collaborative group study sessions. SI leaders attend all of the assigned lectures, take thorough notes, and participate as a traditional student within the course. SI leaders plan and use a variety of teaching and learning methods within an additional 50-minute session each week, to help students with study skills and course subject matter.
Do SI courses count towards graduation?
Yes they do. The content taught in SI courses are the EXACT same as traditional DSU courses. The only difference is the extra active learning component.
How do I sign up for SI?
To register for an SI course, it is the same process as traditional registration. Visit my.utahtech.edu and search for classes that include”Supplemental Instruction” as the instruction type.
Who can take SI courses?
Anyone is welcome to register for an SI course. The courses we currently offer are lower division but we are working to expand our selection.