University of California, Riverside

Academic Resource Center



Supplemental Instruction (SI)


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SIis an academic assistance program that uses peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses – those with high failure and/or withdrawal rates. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class study groups that provide students an opportunity to meet with classmates to compare notes, discuss readings and key course concepts, develop study skill strategies and prepare for exams. SI provides structured and planned activites and guides with faculty collaboration on study guides and agenda. Think of it as organized study time.

UCR offers two versions of SI—Open SI and Learning Community SI—the difference being participation. Students enrolled in a Learning Community are mandated to attend SI twice a week. Open SI follows the traditional tenets of Supplemental Instruction with voluntary participation. Following is a chart illustrating SI-supported courses at UCR.

UCR's Supplemental Instruction program is one of a few nationwide to receive SI Certification from the Internation Center for Supplemental Instruction from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

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COURSEBCOE Learning Community SICNAS Learning Community SICHASS Learning Community SIOPEN SI
BIOCHEMISTRY 100      
BIOLOGY 5ABC    
CHEMISTRY 1ABC  
CHEMISTRY 112ABC      
COMPUTER SCIENCE 10, 12, 14, 61    
ECON 2, 3      
MATH 5    
MATH 8AB  
MATH 9ABC    
MATH 22      
ME 2      
PHYSICS 2ABC      
PHYSICS 40AB    
PSYCHOLOGY 2      

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Academic Resource Center
Room 156, First Floor 380 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543
E-mail: arc@ucr.edu

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