Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enrichment program that was developed by graduate students at University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC).  SI is an organized free group study time designed to target historically difficult courses that reflect a high rate D or F letter grade, and withdrawal. SI is designed to supplement - not replace -class lectures, but organize and improve ways in which students prepare for classes outside of classes. SI discussion and review sessions are facilitated by trained students called SI Leaders who have already completed the course and now work closely with the instructor of the target course. SI is open and available to all enrolled students.

    So what are you waiting for? Check whether your class is supported and then start attending the sessions.

    Who is a SI Leader?

    They are exceptional students who excelled in these difficult courses you’re taking now. SI leaders attends ALL class session; take notes, review assigned materials and facilitate two to three hours of SI sessions each week. 

    Benefits of SI:

    • SI sessions are open to all students enrolled in the class
    • SI sessions are structured study sessions
    • Students become actively involved in subject material
    • Reduction of attrition rates in historically difficult classes
    • SI students earn higher subject grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants

    >>Click here for the SI Schedule of Courses SI Schedule - Fall 2017 Final (coming soon)<<

    For any questions concerning Supplemental Instruction at UMES, please contact:

    Fritz Efamba

    Graduate Assistant (Program Coordinator) 


    Kaydian Jones

    Graduate Assistant (Program Coordinator) 



    The Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS) | 410-651-6457


    >>Click here for: SI National Data