Supplemental Instruction Program

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of regularly-scheduled interactive and collaborative study sessions for students taking traditionally difficult classes. Students who regularly attend SI sessions earn higher grades than non-SI participants.

How are classes selected?

Courses selected for SI are introductory courses in which undergraduate students are expected to perform well in order to progress in their major and/or meet their program’s requirements.

Fall 2018 Courses Supported

  • GED 110-00 Foundation Writing I (TR 11:00 AM–12:20 PM)
  • IGED 110-05 Foundation Writing I (TR 9:30 AM–10:50 AM)
  • IGED 110-98 Foundation Writing I (MW 2:00 PM–3:20 PM)
  • IGED 210-04 Discovery Writing 1 (TR 2:00 PM–3:20 PM)
  • IGED 120-04 Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (MW 2:00 PM–3:20 PM)
  • MATH 105-04 Intermediate Algebra (MW 12:30 PM–1:50 PM)
  • MATH 113-02 Pre-cal with Trig I (TR 2:00 PM–3:20 PM)
  • MATH 114-01 Pre-cal with Trig II (TR 2:00 PM–3:20 PM)
  • MATH 151/155-01 Calculus I (MWR 9:00 AM–10:50 AM) *Includes lab
  • MATH 152/156-01 Calculus II (MWR 9:00 AM–10:50 AM) *Includes lab
  • BIOL 101/103-02 Biology I (MW 5:30 PM–8:20 PM) *Includes lab
  • BIOL 102/104-04 Biology II (TR 5:30 PM–8:20 PM) *Includes lab
  • CHEM 111/113-03 Gen Chemistry I (TR 4:00 PM–6:20 PM) * Ends 8:20 on Thursdays for lab
  • CHEM 112/114-01 Gen Chemistry II (TR 5:30 PM–7:50 PM) *Ends 9:50 on Thursdays for lab

Student are expected to:

  • Regularly attend class. SI is not a replacement for attending class or talking to your professor
  • Bring class notes, textbook and questions.SI sessions engage students in a discussion of the most recent lecture material and provide you with opportunities to practice what you are learning
  • Regularly attend SI.Students who attend regularly are more likely to earn higher grades in the course
  • Have fun!SI sessions provide a comfortable, informal environment for you to share information and learn from your classmates

Benefits of SI Sessions:

  • Earn higher course grades
  • Develop effective methods of studying course material
  • Enhance study skills
  • Collaborate with classmates to improve understanding of content
  • Receive tips from SI leaders who have previously taken the course

Student interested in applying to be a Supplemental Instructor Leader, please click here:

UDC DIVISION OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS Contact the Student Achievement Center at 202.274.5938