Supplemental Instruction

By NU Athletic Communications

The third component of the tutorial support program is supplemental instruction (SI). Supplemental Instruction is a component of the Summer Bridge Program as well as other historically difficult summer courses. The goals of SI are to provide transition assistance, develop study skills promoting independent learning, encourage academic success and retain students. Nebraska's SI component is modeled after the program that was developed at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Potential SI classes are identified, professors are consulted for approval, and the SI selections are communicated to all enrolled student-athletes through the academic staff. SI classes are typically freshman-level and meet the UNL general education requirements. SI leaders are selected from the tutorial staff or recruited from the general student population. SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all assigned material, communicate regularly with professors and conduct SI sessions. On the average, SI leaders meet with students two times per week throughout the semester. Students who attend the SI sessions learn appropriate application of study strategies as they review content material, i.e. note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and test preparation.


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