Supplemental Instruction Job Description

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader Job Description


Junior or senior standing is preferred; second-term sophomore is the usual minimum
An overal GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) is required
A grade of 3.0 or above in the selected course is preferred; prior enrollment with the professor who is to reach the selected course is preferred
Content-competency (to be determined by the selected course professor) is required
Good interpersonal and communication skills (to be determined by the SI supervisor) are required

Primary Activities

Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework and read all assigned materials incuding text(s) and supplemental readings
Conduct weekly study sessions throughout the term using strategies learned through the SI Leader training workshops.
Tutor during regular scheduled office hours
Regularly meet with the SI supervisor for debrief sessions

Discuss observations of the SI sessions
Discuss the creation and use of SI session handouts
Discuss the planning of SI sessions and use of a wide variety of learning strategies
Notify supervisor about problems or potential problems

Assist SI supervisor in training other SI Leaders

Secondary Activities

Provide extra SI sessions and/or review sessions as necessary (e.g. prior to examinations)
Provide handouts for use during SI sessions
As certain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with course professor or designated representative
Meet with other campus SI Leaders and supervisory staff at acheduled meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Director

Maintenance Activities

Complete necessary personnel paperwork
Attend SI Leader training workshop prior to the beginning of each term
Work with the SI supervisor to select appropriate times and scheduling of SI sessions
Make periodic announcements about the availability of the SI sessions to the students
Ensure that initial SI survey, midterm SI Feedback Survey and End-of-Course surveys are distributed and assist with data analysis
Collect attendance data for every SI session, including student names, course title, date and time of session
Assist SI supervisor in the preparation of end-of-term reports and other reports as requested
Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and student complaints
Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students and others
Provide your SI supervisor with an up-to-date schedule of your SI sessions
Notify your SI supervisor in advance if you cannot conduct an SI session as scheduled
Maintain regular working hours

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