Supplemental Instruction FAQs

Why SI?

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program offers a wide range of benefits to faculty:

Improve student interactions in class
See more students succeed
Improve student understanding of concepts
Work with and mentor top Fresno State students

Who are SI Leaders?

SI Leaders are students who have successfully completed a specific course with a specific professor. SI Leaders serve as peer role models and, therefore, must have solid note taking, communication, and study skills.

What is the role of the SI Leader in my class?

SI Leaders attend each class meeting and facilitate study sessions outside of class.  They are encouraged to meet with faculty when appropriate to discuss the progress of the SI sessions as well as provide feedback on what students are struggling with in the course. 

What will I be required to do?

There is very little faculty are required to do in order to participate in the SI Program.  Initially, we ask for assistance in selecting and approving SI Leaders.  The Learning Center will hire, pay for, and train the SI Leader.  Over the course of the semester, we encourage you to promote SI attendance, meet with the SI leader weekly, and allow the SI leader a few minutes of class time to make announcements.   

Will I know who is attending the SI sessions?

No. Over the course of the semester faculty will not be given the names of those students who attended SI sessions. Faculty will receive a Faculty Report Summary at the end of the semester (after grades are posted) of class performance for students who attended SI sessions and students that does not attend SI sessions (average grades, participation rates, etc.).

How can I request SI for my class?

Requests for participating in the Supplemental Instruction Program should be made a semester in advance to allow time for hiring and training the SI Leader.  SI Faculty Interest Form



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