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SIP - Overview

Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP)

SIP Mission Statement

The Supplemental Instruction Program assists students with becoming self-sufficient learners, fosters communication through structured study groups, and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration.

SIP Goals

Goal #1: SIP participants demonstrate increased self-sufficiency, self-confidence and course knowledge compared to non-participants.
Goal #2: SIP participants earn higher test grades, course grades and persist more often than non-participants.
Goal #3: SIP leaders develop confidence as group facilitators as a result of SIP.

About the SIP

The Supplemental Instruction Program began at UNCG in the Spring of 2003 as a pilot program. Since then, it has grown each year as its popularity increases. But what exactly is the Supplemental Instruction Program?

The Supplemental Instruction Program, or SIP, is a discussion and review forum designed to help you achieve success in a course that has been designated as historically difficult.

Group Discussion/Review Sessions: Discussion and review is available for all students enrolled in a specific course section who want to improve their grades. SIP occurs on a weekly basis in three 50-minute sessions. These weekly sessions consist of a discussion facilitated by a trained SIP leader who has successfully completed the course.

SIP Leaders: The leader knows the class content. The leader will be in class every day, hearing what the class hears and reading what the class reads. The leader is not there to lecture; their job is to help students think about the lectures and the readings, and then put the course material into perspective during the SIP sessions.

Participation: Students enrolled in a course that offers SIP can attend all of the weekly sessions. Students may arrive and leave at any time during a given session. The SIP Leader will make an announcement at the beginning of class regarding the location and time of each session. If you are not enrolled in a supported section please refer to the other free services offered by the Student Success Center.

Statistics have shown that students who attend SIP attain from 1/3 to 1 whole letter grade better than those who do not!

Fall 2014 SIP Supported Courses
(You must be enrolled in the listed specific section(s) to attend these SIP sessions)

SIP currently supports the following courses for Fall 2014:

ARH 110 Western Art: Prehistory-Renaissance
ARH 112 Survey of Non-Western Art
BIO 105 Major Concepts Biology
BIO 110 Introduction to Biology
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I
BIO 271 Human Anatomy
BIO 277 Human Physiology
CHE 103 General Descriptive Chemistry I
CHE 104 General Descriptive Chemistry II
CHE 111 General Chemistry I
CHE 114 General Chemistry II
CHE 351 Organic Chemistry I
PSY 230 Biological Psychology

Click "Schedule" to see when these sessions are offered, or just ask your SIP Leader!