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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that supports students enrolled in traditionally difficult courses by offering free, regularly scheduled group study sessions that are facilitated by SI Leaders (current students who have previously succeeded in the course). SI Leaders support faculty by preparing weekly collaborative sessions that help students develop effective learning strategies while engaging with the most difficult course material.

COVID-19 Update for Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instructional (SI) will continue to support courses in Fall 2020 by offering online, collaborative group study SI Sessions through Zoom and Microsoft Teams. To view and access the online platforms each SI Leader is using, visit the SI Session Schedule page. Students, faculty and staff should email questions about SI Session support to Additionally, MSU Denver has put together a website for COVID-19: Updates and Resources. Please check this link regularly for updates to the FAQ as more information becomes available.

Why Supplemental Instruction?

  • Get better grades in half the time! Research indicates that students studying in a focused group can earn higher grades in half the time compared to studying alone.
  • Everyone benefits! SI is a support program for all students (not remedial or punitive) that helps develop transferable study strategies while mastering difficult course content.
  • Make friends! SI sessions are a great way to get to know other students while comparing notes, discussing important concepts, and building community.
  • No prep needed! SI Leaders prepare activities focused on the most important concepts, which means all you need to bring is your notes.

Have Questions? Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Email 

SI Interim Coordinator - Judith Strathearn

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