Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is a well- recognized approach to supporting student learning incorporating  peer instruction. York is using this approach to support students in high risk courses.

Canadian National Training Centre – University of Guelph – information about the SI model in the Canadian context, training and events.

SI training available from CNTC

SI instruction in Canada – guidelines for best practice -need to insert link to PDF

SI Planning Pilot template – Mohawk College – need to insert link to PDF

International Centre for Supplemental Instruction

University of Missouri – national data on SI – this slide deck includes a description of SI , and this Guide

Some example SI Planning Sheets:

Northern Illinois University planning sheet

Santa Monica College planning sheet

University of North Carolina Wilmington session plan

Kingswood SI Leader Manual

SI at York

Several colleges offer a version of SI known as PASS – Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Eastern Regional SI Retreat Day at York (February 17, 2015)

The Canadian National Centre, in collaboration with Bethune College at York University, hosted the 4th Eastern Regional Supplemental Instruction (SI) Retreat Day on February 17, 2015.  The forum was an opportunity to talk, network, engage, learn and exchange ideas with members of the SI community. The day was designed for SI Supervisors, SI leaders and those interested in learning more.

Dr. Vincent Tinto was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Summit on the First-Year Experience in the Classroom: Rethinking Retention and he made reference to supplemental instruction as an effective academic support during the first year. In his book, Completing College Rethinking Institutional Action, he highlights supplemental instruction and provides examples of industry best practice to illustrate the breadth of applicability across multiple disciplines.

SI draws on student development theories, including Dr. Tinto’s model of student retention, and provides us with a framework to develop theoretically-informed programming to support learners in high attrition courses.

Video – Plenary Session

Y-file Article