Supplemental Instruction with Elementary Algebra
The course redesign will implement a supplemental instruction (SI) model with an enhanced curriculum that includes assignments for students to develop learning skills, such as metacognition. There are three sections in Spring 2016, each with a different SI model. Building off of an existing NSF grant, we are using three Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) facilitators. We also have an inexperienced tutor from the MLSK department. In two sections the SI lab is required. In one of these sections the SI is led by two PAL facilitators while in the other section the SI is led by one PAL facilitator with assistance from the MLSK tutor. In the third section the SI is optional, and no facilitators assigned - students have access to drop-in tutoring labs.