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International Conference on Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that utilizes peer assisted study sessions. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions. The SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students compare notes, discuss readings and develop organizational tools and predict test items. This form of academic assistance is attached directly to selected courses at the undergraduate, graduate and professional school levels.

This program was developed at UMKC in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. The center also conducts training workshops and provides technical assistance to other institutions.


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