Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a national, peer facilitated academic support program that targets historically difficult courses to improve student performance and retention by offering regularly scheduled, out-of-class study review sessions.

NKU's SI program began in the Fall of 1999. SI study sessions are free and voluntary to students enrolled in the targeted courses (see SI course schedule), and are facilitated by students (SI leaders) who have taken the course before and received an A or B.

The goals of the program are to

  • Improve student grades in a targeted course.

  • Produce higher final course grades, and overall.

  • Improve student learning.

In the study sessions, SI students will integrate what to learn with how to learn by applying appropriate learning strategies such as problem solving, flash card games, and other course content games, and graphic organizational skills integrated within the targeted course content. SI students will also take mock exams and learn other test taking strategies while learning course content.  SI sessions are active, productive and socially engaging.