Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program
offered by the Center for Academic Student Achievement to increase student
performance and retention. This program offers content-based discussion
sessions attached to large entry level courses. The discussion sections are
optional and announced the first week of classes. SI discussion sections are
led by SI Leaders and are designed to reinforce the content of the course and
at the same time offer course-specific study, problem-solving and test-preparation
strategies. Research has shown SI to be effective in helping students be more
successful in the course. Gains of between .5 and 1.0 grade point have been
documented when SI students are compared to non-SI students. Please see
CASA or your professor to find out if SI is connected to your class.
The Supplemental Instruction Program is a collaboration betwen The Center
for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) and the Title V:STEM Outreach, and
Retention (SOAR). The program reserves the right to change or alter
schedules without prior notice. For more information pleace call Leticia
at 361-825-5933 or Leslee at 361-825-2618.
The mission of the Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) within the
Supplemental Instruction Program is to assist the university in retention and
graduation of students. Large entry level core curriculum courses are targeted and
students are offered academic assistance to increase performance and retention.
Collaboration with professors in all colleges is essential to make the services
available to students in the various disciplines. Assistance is designed to reinforce
the content of the course and at the same time offer course-specific study,
problem-solving and test-preparation strategies.