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History of SI at MSJC 

  • SI was introduced at MSJC - MVC in the Fall 2006. 
  • SI was expanded to MSJC - SJC in the Fall 2007.
  • Since then, the MSJC SI Program has accumulated more than 134,000 student contact hours.
  • Students who participate in SI at MSJC are more successful (higher success rates, lower attrition rates) than those who don't participate.
  • The MSJC SI Program is institutionally funded 
  • SI offers SI support in numerous disciplines that have been determined to be historically difficult by Institutional Research in both online and face-to-face courses
  • Addition of staff to the SI Program (SI Specialist & SI Clerical)
  • January 2018, Mt. San Jacinto College became Accreditied by The International C​enter for Supplemental Instruction
 

MSJC SI Mission Statement 

In a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment, our mission is to engage students in their learning experience so they can earn the best grades possible. We achieve this by providing collaborative, peer-led sessions where students gather study skills and tools to apply in class and in other aspects of their life.

 

The MSJC SI Logo 

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The 4 diamonds in the SI Logo represent the 4 key players in the SI Program: 

 the SI students, the SI Leaders, the SI Instructors, and the SI Coordinator. 

The MSJC SI Logo was developed using the 4 diamonds as a base and incorporating an abbreviated form of the SI Logo ("tell me, show me, involve me").  The final addition, the placement of the "hashi" was made in the Spring 2011 semester.  The "hashi" (chopstick) is the symbol of the MSJC SI Program.  In the Japanese culture, the hashi is a traditional wedding gift because in marriage, like hashi, it takes two to work.  For the MSJC SI Program, the hashi represents the partnership between the SI Leader and the SI Instructor.  Thanks to all the SI Leaders who contributed to the creation of the MSJC SI Logo!

 

MSJC Certification

 

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Mt. San Jacinto College Proudly Announces Recognition of Excellence for Premier Program

A program at Mt. San Jacinto College that delivers peer support to students in difficult courses recently received recognition for excellence in the state and the nation.

MSJC Supplemental Instruction (SI), a premier academic assistance program, is only the fifth college SI program in California to receive certification by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction, said Janice Levasseur, the program’s coordinator. The certification, received in January, endorses the MSJC SI Program’s commitment to the core principles of the SI Model and carries with it prestige and privileges. MSJC’s application demonstrated the SI Program’s commitment to SI Leader training and support, SI session planning, and the MSJC SI data. Commendations were given in the areas of training and mentoring. In addition to being the fifth college in California to receive this certification, it is one of only 25 colleges across the nation in the United States to achieve this distinction.

*Mt San Jacinto Public Information & Marketing Office "MSJC Supplemental Instruction Program Earns Certification." msjc.edu, 14 Feb. 2018, www.msjc.edu/PublicInformationOffice/Pages/MSJC-Supplemental-Instruction-Program-Earns-Certification.aspx. Accessed 18 Apr. 2018.​ 

 

SI Program Learning Outcomes

ILO:  Communication

PLO:  Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

 SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will communicate clearly and effectively with SI Program peers (other SI Mentors and SI Leaders)

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will communicate clearly and effectively with SI Students in session.
  2. The SI Leader will communicate in written form with clarity and precision.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Participant will feel confident communicating with their SI Instructor with clarity and precision.
PLO:  Thinking Interdependently

SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will foster collaboration and engagement among the SI Leaders and SI Mentors.

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will foster interaction among students (thinking interdependently.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Participant will be able to work with and learn from other students in SI Sessions.

ILO:  Cultural Awareness and Humility

PLO:  Remain Open to Continuous Learning

SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will be responsive to the needs of a diverse group of mentees.

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will encourage curiosity and appreciation for diverse thought and expression.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Participant will value learning opportunities in a diverse environment.

PLO:  Listening with empathy and understanding

SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will demonstrate validation of feelings, opinions, and contributions of others.

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will create SI Sessions as spaces that area safe and inclusive.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Participant will listen/consider others’ perspectives.

ILO:  Critical Thinking

PLO:  Creating, Imagining, and Innovating

SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will use creativity and innovation to effectively mentor Leaders outside their discipline.

  2. The SI Mentor will gather data through all senses.

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will use creativity and innovation.

  2. The SI Leader will gather data through all senses.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Participant will embrace creative activities to enhance understanding.

  2. The SI Participant will gather data through all senses to enhance understanding.

ILO:  Responsibility

PLO:  Remain Open to Continuous Learning

SI Mentor Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Mentor will participate and engage in continuous learning.

  2. The SI Mentor will practice learned knowledge continuously.

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. The SI Leader will participate and engage in continuous learning.

  2. The SI Leader will practice learned knowledge continuously.

SI Participant Course Learning Outcome

  1. SI Participant will learn continuously.

  2. SI Participant will recognize collaboration with peers as an effective work habit.

PLO:  Thinking About Your Thinking (Metacognition)

SI Mentor Couse Learning Outcome

  1. SI Mentor will reflect on interactions to identify areas of improvement in order to set goals (both professionally and personally).

SI Leader Course Learning Outcome

  1. SI Leaders will self-reflect to identify areas of improvement in order to set goals (both professionally and personally)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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