Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

Supplemental Instruction is an internationally recognized model of peer-led academic support, most often paired with STEM courses that a) are approved for general education credit, b) have historically high DFWI rates, and/or c) are gateways to a major. The focus of SI is on high-risk courses as opposed to high-risk students, cementing the idea that… Continue reading Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

Wellness Wednesday: Easy Ways to Prepare for your Midterms (Yes, they’re coming!)

Midterms are stressful. Not only are you being tested on your knowledge, it oftentimes is the first time you’re seeing your professor’s testing style. Students sometimes become so overwhelmed by the mere thought of preparing for their midterms and writing their essays, they find it hard to start. While a certain amount of stress surrounding… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Easy Ways to Prepare for your Midterms (Yes, they’re coming!)

EMU’s EDGE program, object of envy at state-wide conference!

At this past week’s Equity Within the Classroom state-wide conference for secondary and higher education professionals hosted by Oakland University, a team of EMU’s Holman Success Center staff and graduate students presented a session highlighting EMU’s EDGE program. After learning about many of the program’s components (from pre-campus outreach, to EDGE orientation, to the UNIV101L3… Continue reading EMU’s EDGE program, object of envy at state-wide conference!

Supplemental Instruction Recruitment is Quickly Approaching

Could you see yourself assisting students to succeed in traditionally difficult courses? Are you passionate about your major? Do you want to make money for attending a class that you love? If you’ve answered YES to any of the previous questions then you may have what it takes to become a Supplemental Instruction Leader! Starting… Continue reading Supplemental Instruction Recruitment is Quickly Approaching

SI: A Backstage Pass to Class

Have you ever had an SI? The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program is a free academic support service offered to currently enrolled undergraduate students at EMU through the Holman Success Center. SI works directly with numerous undergrad classes on campus. Each class for which SI is offered is supported by a trained SI Leader who facilitates… Continue reading SI: A Backstage Pass to Class

It’s a balancing act….

If you looked up the definition of busy in the dictionary, you would not be surprised to see a picture of Jillian Travis staring back at you from the page. Not only is the Tecumseh sophomore in Eastern’s premier elementary education program well on her way to graduation, she also is active on the cheer… Continue reading It’s a balancing act….