Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program designed to improve student academic performance and increase retention. The Manhattan College SI fellowship program targets traditionally difficult courses and provides regularly scheduled peer facilitated study groups.

The Center for Academic Success seeks to promote the following learning outcomes for students who participate in the program:

  • Manage time devoted to academic study
  • Develop the ability to utilize appropriate study skills strategies

Supplemental Instruction Fellowship Program

The SI fellow is a model upperclassman who is committed to learning, community, and academic excellence. Fellows are responsible for the following:

  • Attend training workshops at the start of each semester and over the course of the semester in order to become certified through the National Tutor Association
  • Attend monthly SI fellow supervisory meetings facilitated by the CAS director
  • Attend the targeted course each time it convenes
  • Conduct a minimum of two SI study groups each week in a predetermined location
  • Support professor and classroom instruction
  • Integrate course content and appropriate study skills
  • Recruit students for SI study groups
  • Monitor student attendance, collect data, and keep an up-to-date schedule of all study sessions
  • Provide regular updates to professor of targeted course
  • Commit to 8-10 hours per week

Become a Supplemental Instruction Fellow

Students who would like to become a supplemental instruction fellow must meet the following requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.2
  • Received at least an A- in the targeted course
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor (current or past)
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills

SI Fellow Job Application

Request Supplemental Instruction Sessions

Faculty are invited to request supplemental instruction sessions for their courses. To submit a request, fill out the following form. Please note, only faculty members should submit this form.