SI AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY:
Launched in 1996 at AU, Supplemental Instruction (SI) has a long tradition of contributing to students’ success. The SI program at AU is informed by the international program model. SI Leaders facilitate free and optional, reoccurring weekly, active-review sessions for targeted classes at AU with high rates (%) of student withdrawals and earned grades of D or F.
All students are encouraged to attend SI sessions, which are available for all students enrolled in the SI-supported class. This invitation to all students is regardless of students’ background knowledge in the subject or current performance in the class. SI session times and formats for the semester are informed by students’ availability, which is surveyed the first week of each semester.
Keep in mind that SI sessions are not class, and the SI Leader is not a teacher. Instead, SI sessions are an optional, relaxed, peer-to-peer environment and SI Leaders are undergraduate students who excelled in that course in a previous semester. SI Leaders are hired every semester to attend all class lectures, take notes, and plan SI sessions.
SI sessions may take place in person or via Zoom. Students can review Canvas and their AU email for information from the SI Leader assigned to the class to learn more about session times, relevant links, and what to expect.