What is SI PASS?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that utilizes Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). This program was developed at UMKC in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. The SI PASS program supports traditionally difficult academic courses by providing SI PASS sessions. SI PASS sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.
UMBC’s SI PASS Program is accredited by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Who are SI PASS leaders?
SI PASS sessions are facilitated by SI PASS leaders–students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.
SI PASS Supported Courses
Peer support for specific courses depends on resources available each semester.
Faculty Feedback Form
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Become an SI PASS leader
If you are interested in becoming an SI PASS leader, visit the work with the Academic Success Center page.