About Supplemental Instruction
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What is Supplemental Instruction?
- Supplemental Instruction is a trademarked method of delivering academic support to students through a “collaborative learning environment."
- SI serves historically challenging gatekeeper courses.
- SI offers multiple one-hour sessions per week, facilitated by a student leader. These sessions target study skills, collaborative exercises and integration of course concepts without “re-lecturing” the material.
- SI targets the subjects and not the students.
- SI is voluntarily attended and is not a course requirement.
What do Supplemental Instruction Leaders do?
- They enhance, but do not duplicate the classroom experience.
- Help students to develop study strategies and self-evaluate their progress.
- Provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge of course material.
- Provide an environment for students to actively engage in learning.
How is Supplemental Instruction different from Tutoring?
At NJCU, tutoring is available by appointment as well as walk-in services in the HUB. Tutoring sessions are student-directed; tutors provide explanations to students’ questions. Supplemental Instruction is SI Leader directed; regularly scheduled sessions include structured collaborative learning activities. Students may benefit from both tutoring and participation in SI sessions.