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Employment with the SI Program


Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a method of academic support that targets courses with high failure and withdrawal rates. Student leaders who have excelled in the courses are assigned as Supplemental Instruction Leaders. After receiving appropriate training in learning styles and study skills, SI leaders attend meetings of the targeted class and conduct SI sessions each week. In these sessions, SI leaders review notes, conduct practice quizzes, and carry out additional assignments to reinforce the knowledge and skills required by the class. SI promotes increased student collaboration and reinforces good study habits, which can have a positive impact on a students’ overall academic performance.

  • SI leaders are paid $10.00 (new applicants) per hour for approximately 10-17 hours per week according to the following schedule:
    • Attend class – three hours
    • Attend weekly training sessions -- one hour every week
    • Conduct at least three one-hour SI sessions per week
    • Meet with course instructor – one hour per week, if the instructor so desires
    • Hold office hours in the University College Learning Center – two hours per week
    • Hold extra sessions when necessary
  • SI leaders strengthen their own academic skills in the subject area while practicing communication skills.
  • SI Leaders can enhance their resume with skills obtained working with the SI program!

To be eligible to serve as an SI leader, students MUST:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have completed one of the targeted course with a final grade of an A.
  • Be able to attend all lectures of the class for which he/she is doing SI. (must plan your own schedule around this)
  • Complete an application, which includes obtaining recommendations from two faculty members

**Please make sure you have taken the course with the same instructor that will be teaching the course Spring 2018.**  Employment is ultimately based on instructor's approval for an SI Leader in his/her class.


Good SI Leader Candidates WILL:
  • Be model students who understand the importance and application of effective study skills and strategies.
  • Be knowledgeable in course content of one or more of the targeted courses.
  • Posses excellent interpersonal, communication skills.
  • Be able to flexibly work the 10 hours per week according to student needs and availability.
  • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Participate in a required SI Leader Training Workshop Friday, January 12thPlease understand that students unable to attend this training are ineligible to serve as SI Leaders.
  • Attend all lectures (not labs) of the class in which he or she is serving as SI leader.
  • Conduct at least three one-hour SI sessions each week in which he or she will review class notes, conduct quizzes, and carry out other activities/assignments designed to reinforce material covered in class.
  • Keep two “office hours” each week for session planning/prep and to meet with students who are unable to attend SI sessions or may need additional one-on-one assistance.
  • Attend biweekly group training sessions/ Individual feedback meetings with the SI Coordinator.
  • Complete and submit all paperwork on time.
  • Conduct a survey in the class to determine the times accessible to all or most of the students in the class.
  • Publicize and consistently promote in the classroom and on campus the benefits of attending SI study sessions.
  • Maintain complete and accurate data on student attendance in SI sessions
  • Provide information about student attendance to the SI Coordinator.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Instructor through regular meetings/collaboration to increase student success.

Interested applicants should complete the electronic application at In addition, a paper application must be submitted to the SI office (link below).  Along with your application, please bring in a resume, unofficial transcript, and 2 completed forms of recommendation.  One form must be from the instructor's class you are interested in serving as an SI Leader for.

Supplemental Instruction Leader Application (PDF)

The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017 and can be submitted to the Helen T. Chick Building, 001A.  (ALL materials must be turned in together to be considered for employment).

Submission deadline for spring 2018 is Friday, November 17, 2017.

Spring 2018 SI-Targeted Courses


SI's goal is to decrease the failure and withdrawal rate of courses considered to be historically challenging for FSU students.  We feel that the SI model can work BEST and serve the MOST students within the areas listed below:               

ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 212- Principles of Accounting II

ANTH 210- Introduction to Anthropology

ART 150-  Manga and Sequential Art in World History

ART 215-  Survey of Global Art

BADM 210-  Introduction to Global Literacy

BADM 215-  Business Communications

BADM 220-  Ethics and Civic Engagement

CHIN 110-  Elementary Chinese I

CHIN 120-  Elementary Chinese II

CRJC 200- Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

CRJC 203- Criminal Justice Ethics

CRJC 215- Introduction to Criminal Courts

ECON 211-  Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 212-  Principles of Microeconomics

GEOG 110-  Environmental Literacy

GEOG 210 - Principles of Geography

GEOG 220 - World Geography

GEOG 270-  Human Beings and the Environment

HCM 200-  Ethics for Health Professions

HIST 110 - World History to 1600

HIST 120 - World History since 1600

HIST 210- African American History

HIST 211-  The United States to 1865

HIST 212-  The United States since 1865 

HUMN 211-  Humanities:  Music, Art, and Ideas I

HUMN 212-  Humanities:  Music, Art, and Ideas II

MUSI 210- Music Appreciation

MUSI 225-  A History of Jazz in American Culture

MUSI 260-  African American Music

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking

PHIL 120-  Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 210-  Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 211-  Introduction to World Religions

PHIL 212-  African American Philosophy

PHIL 220-  Introduction to Logic

PNUR 210-  Introduction to Professional Nursing

POLI 150-  North Carolina Government and Politics

POLI 200- Introduction to Political Science

POLI 210 - Principles of Psychology 

POLI 220- Principles of Public Administration

POLI 230-  Ethics and Global Affairs

PSYC 210-  General Psychology

RELI 215-  Introduction to the Bible

SOCI 150-  The Global Society

SOCI 210 - Principles of Sociology

SPAN 110- Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 112- Spanish for the Professions I

SPAN 120- Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 122-  Spanish for the Professions II

SWRK 220- Introduction to Human Services

THEA 203-  Introduction to Theatre

THEA 242-  Contemporary World Drama 

YORU 110-  Elementary Yoruba I

YORU 120-  Elementary Yoruba II

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