Supplemental Instruction

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) model, created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is used for selected courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional school levels, and has been adopted by colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.

Supplemental Instruction is an academic support model used for selected courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional school levels. It has been widely adopted by CSU campuses, as well as colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Data analyses through the International Center for SI and member institutions have proven SI to be an enduring high impact practice for increasing student persistence, success, and graduation rates.

Supplemental Instruction is an important and effective strategy for meeting the goals of the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025, an ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and equity gaps. Since 2013, CSU Academic Technology Services has provided support for campus SI implementation, as well as a monthly community for sharing best practices and dissemination.