Suplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program, developed at University of Missouri, USA. At Lund University the method is used at the Faculty of Engineering, Faculties of Humanities and Theology, and Faculty of Social Sciences. 

 

SI mentoring

What is Supplemental instruction?

Background

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program, developed at University of Missouri, USA. At Lund University the method is used at the Faculty of Engineering, Faculties of Humanities and Theology, and Faculty of Social Sciences. 

SI are interactive, peer-assisted and informal study sessions, where new students can discuss readings, compare notes and develop learning tools. The sessions are facilitated by SI mentors, students who have previously done well in the program and who have received training in the SI method. SI is complementary to regular teaching and tutoring. 

Although SI is primarily focused on academic assistance, Graduate School expects the group of mentors to also organize a few social events for the incoming cohort of students.