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Essential Elements of SI

Copyrights by The Curators of the University of Missouri


Developed by Dr. Deanna Martin in 1973 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated academic support program that increases student performance and retention.  The Supplemental Instruction model has proven to be successful in institutions of varying size, location, and organizational structure.  It can be adapted to reflect the individual needs and differences of each campus, but there are certain elements of the model which should be present to ensure the integrity of the program.  They are as follows: