Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic resource designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. SI offers regularly scheduled study sessions where students work collaboratively to break down complex topics. Study sessions are led by SI Leaders, students who have already taken the class and succeeded. SI Leaders attend all class lectures, take notes, meet with their assigned faculty member, plan for study sessions, and lead study sessions.
The SI program at MSU maintains accreditation by meeting standards set by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction. These standards include having an average of 35% of enrolled students attending SI and demonstrating overall positive results of SI as measured by a higher course GPA for SI participants and lower DFW percentages for SI participants.
The SI program tracks the number of visits to SI each semester. One student can have multiple visits to SI.