Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center

Supplemental Instruction


Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. Sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

SI is a “free service” offered to all students in a targeted course. The SI program targets high-risk courses. All students are encouraged to attend SI sessions, as it is a voluntary program. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness and diverse ethnicities can participate.

National data shows that on average students who attend the SI model we use receive half to a full letter grade higher than those who do not attend.



Supplemental Instruction will be available for Fall 2018 in the following courses and sections.


ENGR 1120:  Programming for Engineers, Section 10: Jason Neal


ENGR 1120:  Programming for Engineers, Section 20:  Rebekah Preshong


CSC 1300:  Intro/Problem Solving—Computer Programming, Section 1: Anthony Palmer


CSC 1300:   Intro/Problem Solving—Computer Programming, Section 3: Christopher Breeden


For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Powell at 931-372-3540 or email her at this link Dr. Powell.

** The Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center follows the model developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and it is administered by UMKC trained supervisors.