Supplemental Instruction-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enrichment program that is offered in traditionally difficult courses. SI discussion and review sessions are facilitated by trained student SI Leaders who have already completed the course and received an A in it.

Designed to supplement – not replace – class lectures and recitations, SI sessions are interactive and collaborative. Students who attend sessions learn to integrate how to learn with what to learn.

How Does it Work?

SI sessions are usually held twice weekly for one hour; additional sessions are held prior to exams. Attendance at sessions is voluntary.

SI is not offered in the Summer term. The fall schedule will be posted by the second week of classes.

Fall 2015 SI Schedule

CourseProfessorsSI Leader   Days & TimesLocations
03121 Modern Biology Brasier & Visomirski-Robic Zeyu
03330 Genetics Lopez & McManus Morgan
09105 Modern Chemistry I Vuocolo Tianbo
09217 Organic Chemistry I Silva Nancy
18100 Intro to ECE Sullivan Zach
33106 Physics I
for Engr Students
Anderson Hermans
42202 Physiology Campbell Jill