Information for SI Faculty
Where is your office located?
We are currently located in General Classroom South (GS), room 223. Please refer students to this location for any Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, learning community or overall retention issues. We are always ready to provide exceptional guidance to our students, faculty and staff.
So, you are thinking of having SI as a component to your class? Here is what is involved:
First, we need to identify the need for SI in your course (it must be a "high risk course" in which you have a large enrollment and a low rate of students successfully completing the course). If your course meets these criteria and ALL instructors teaching this particular course are interested in SI, contact Ronald R. Johnson (email@example.com)
- Our next step will be to determine whether we have funding to provide SI for your course.
Your course is a "high-risk course" and we have funding to provide SI...now what?
Help us identify potential SI leaders (students who previously earned A’s in your course)
Allow the SI leader to attend your lectures, make occasional brief announcements, and distribute handouts/flyers about SI in class
Distribute a 5 minute SI survey to students at the end of the semester (which we can put on blackboard if that helps)
Provide access to email the class (other instructors have just added the SI leader to blackboard so the SI leader could send reminders about SI sessions)
Willingness to promote SI to your class
Willingness to meet with the SI leader (either weekly, bi-weekly or as needed) to go over their content for SI sessions to ensure they are covering what you feel is important
- Provide grades for students after each exam so that we can compare outcomes of SI vs. non-SI participants.
Why would I want SI in my class?
Students who attend SI sessions earn higher grades as they learn the content of your course better! Increased learning, isn't that what we all hope to achieve?
Students often attend SI sessions and study with peers in lieu of going to your office hours to save you some time!
- Our SI motto is "tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand". Let our SI Leaders involve your students in the learning process through their small group sessions in ways you wouldn't be able to do in a large class!
I would like to recommend a student for a position as an SI leader
We highly encourage professors to nominate a student or advocate on a student's behalf. Candidates must have an A or and A- in the course being supported. Students must also maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative FAU GPA. A link to our current application is located HERE. You may also feel free to email Ronald R. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any additional information or advocacy.
Your participation in the selection process of our SI leaders is greatly appreciated!
Where can I get more information on Supplemental Instruction?
Feel free to go to our FAQ page here!
- The SI program began at UMKC. Click here to be directed to their information page.
Thank you for your interest in this wonderful program!