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Supplemental Instructor Leader Job Qualifications & Description


  1. Undergraduate (above the classification level of freshman) or graduate student.
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or above is required.
  3. A grade of A in the selected or similar course is required (on rare exceptions we will allow individuals with a B to SI if recommended and other requirements have been met); prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the selected course is preferred.
  4. Content-competency (to be determined by the selected course professor) is required.
  5. Good interpersonal and communications skills (to be determined by the SI supervisor) are required.

Primary Activities:

  1. Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework and read all assigned materials including text(s) and supplemental readings
  2. Conduct at least two to three 50-minute study sessions per week throughout the term using strategies learned through the SI leader-training workshop.
  3. Regularly meet with the SI supervisor for debrief sessions.
    1. Discuss observations of the SI sessions.
    2. Discuss the creation and use of SI session handouts.
    3. Discuss the planning of SI sessions and use of a wide variety of learning strategies.
    4. Notify supervisor about problems or potential problems.
  4. Assist SI supervisor in training other SI leaders.

Secondary Activities:

  1. Provide extra SI sessions and/or marathon sessions as necessary (e.g., prior to examinations).
  2. Provide handouts for use during SI sessions.
  3. Ascertain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with course professor or designated representative.
  4. Meet with other campus SI leaders and supervisory staff at scheduled meetings.
  5. Other duties as assigned by the SI supervisor.

Maintenance Activities:

  1. Complete necessary personnel paperwork.
  2. Attend SI leader training workshop at the beginning of each term.
  3. Work with SI supervisor to select appropriate times and scheduling of SI sessions.
  4. Make periodic announcements about the availability of the SI sessions to the students.
  5. Ensure that all surveys are distributed and assist with data analysis.
  6. Collect attendance data for every SI session, including student names, course title, date, and time of session.
  7. Administer end-of-term evaluation to SI class to get student input on effectiveness of the SI program.
  8. Assist the SI supervisor in the preparation of end-of-term reports and other reports as requested.
  9. Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and student complaints.
  10. Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students, and others.
  11. Provide the SI supervisor with an up-to-date schedule of your SI sessions.
  12. Notify your SI supervisor in advance if you cannot conduct a SI session as scheduled.
  13. Maintain regular working hours.