What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?
Trinity Western University implemented Supplemental Instruction in the Fall of 2018. SI is an academic support program that is geared at peer facilitation sessions that lead to personal and academic growth. Sessions are held weekly by trained SI Leaders who prepare lesson plans, answer student questions and assist learning in the course. Students not only learn the class material but are taught successful study techniques, furthermore students engage in discussion and create meaningful relationships and memories.
The SI Leaders are students who have previously excelled in the course, are recommended by the Professor and also attend the class lectures, take notes, and are model students. The goals of Supplemental Instruction are to aid in overall success and retention for students and leaders in targeted courses.
Supplemental Instruction is a completely optional, voluntary and free program that is offered to Trinity Western University students. SI is not a remedial program and does not specifically target students who are failing. SI is open to students of all stages in the course, and nurtures an environment catered to students of all ethnicities and identities. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this program!
Which courses are currently offered and how are they chosen?
For the Spring 2019 semester the following courses are offering Supplemental Instruction:
- Biology 242 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
- Business 121 – Financial Accounting
- Business 176 – Business Research & Decision Making
- Chemistry 104 – General Chemistry II
- Chemistry 222 – Organic Chemistry I
- Math 102 – Introduction to Probability & Statistics
- Economics 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- Philosophy 103 – Introduction to Logic
- Philosophy 109 – Critical Thinking: Informal Logic