In addition to Student Services, ACC participates in Supplemental Instruction (SI).
What does the SI program do?
- increases student performance and retention
- regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer facilitated sessions
- begins the first week of the term
- sessions take place near course classroom
- sessions are available to all students
What does the SI Leader do?
- demonstrates competence in this or comparable course
- is introduced on the first day of class
- provides a model of thinking, organization and mastery of discipline
- takes part in intensive two-day training session
- attends all class sessions, takes notes, reads all material
- conducts three or more 50 minute SI sessions each week
- integrates how-to-learn with what-to-learn
- reports to SI supervisor at least three times during term
Why do Educators choose SI?
- Student Benefits
- SI is proactive and participatory rather than reactive and passive
- students earn higher grades and effective study skills
- collaborative learning experiences with assimilation campus culture
- makes efficient use of study time
- develop friendships among students and staff
- Institutional Benefits
- SI reduces attrition while it raises student performance
- SI supports faculty in maintaining higher standards
- classroom experience enhanced not duplicated
- evaluation on student performance
- SI is cost-effective versus 1-on-1 tutoring
How does SI differ from other study sessions?
- SI leaders attend classes and read assigned texts
- SI leaders are trained to achieve content-competency
- Information includes note-taking, anticipating test questions
- Memory aids other types of study/review session
- Rigorous evaluation by student performance
What are some SI guidelines followed at ACC?
- Class attendance
- SI leader training
- Faculty support
- Regularly scheduled sessions
- Integrate content and learning skills
- Program evaluation