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Certain course sections at Wittenberg offer Supplemental Instruction (SI).
The SI program provides regularly scheduled, out of-class, peer facilitated sessions. Students serving as Supplemental Instructors have taken their SI courses previously and successfully completed them. While serving as an SI, these students sit in on course lecture and complete course readings again so that they are prepared to support the students in the class.
SI sessions are not a simple a review of course lecture, but are an interactive, collaborative process of talking through difficult material, preparing for exams, and working through course assignments. National statistics show that students who participate in SI perform better, often a full letter grade higher, than their non-participating peers in the same course.
What to expect in SI?
The structure of an SI session varies greatly depending on course content. The goal is for each session to reflect the needs of the class at any given point in the semester, so that students receive optimal support. For example, SI sessions for classes that are lecture- and exam-based may focus on note taking skills, reviewing material, and developing strategies for exam preparation; while SI sessions for classes that require reading and critical discussion may focus on effective reading skills and developing ideas for discussion or assignment completion. Regardless of class structure, all Supplemental Instructors work closely with faculty to develop lesson plans for each session, while providing enough flexibility for students to ask questions and provide input based on their needs.
List of subjects for Supplemental instruction
FALL 2018 SI Courses
- ARCH 103 (Introduction to Archaeology)
- BIOL 170 (Concepts of Biology)
- ECON 190 (Principles of Economics)
- ENGL 101 11 (College Writing and Research)
- Engl 180 1w (Remapping Violence)
- HIST 105 (Pre-Modern World)
- HIST 122 (US History II)
- PHIL 107 (The Art of Living Ethically)
- PSYC 100 (Understanding Psychology)
- PSYC 201 (Statistics)