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Dennis

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REGIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION TRAINING
July 12, 13, 14, 2000
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a successful, cost effective, retention program that focuses on high attrition courses, not high-risk students.  A high attrition course is one where 30% or more of enrollees typically earn grades of D, F, or withdraw.  SI helps students acquire and refine the specific study skills indispensable to learning the subject matter in high-attrition courses.  Students who participate in SI commonly average 1 let-ter grade higher on final grades, they have more grades of ABC and fewer grades of DFW.  About 10% more of SI participants persist until graduation over comparable non-SI participants.  The U. S. Department of Edu-cation recognizes SI as a successful retention program.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

  THE SI MODEL
  BEGINNING & RUNNING AN SI PROGRAM
  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
  STUDY SKILLS IN SI SESSIONS
  STAFFING & JOB DESCRIPTIONS     EVALUATING YOUR SI PROGRAM
  TRAINING SI LEADERS
  PLANNING SI ON YOUR CAMPUS
  THE ROLE OF SI FACULTY
  SI SESSION SIMULATIONS

ABOUT THE TRAINER - Dennis H. Congos is a Certified SI Trainer, an SI Consultant, an SI Supervisor, and a Learning Skills Specialist.  He began as an SI Coordinator in 1985.  Mr. Congos has trained over 100 SI Su-pervisors from 34 postsecondary institutions in the U.S. and in England.  He has researched and published on Supplemental Instruction and retention programs in five educational journals.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND -     1. Those wanting to start an SI program.
                        2. Those interested in a successful, cost effective, retention program.
                        3. Those who would like a refresher on establishing or running SI programs.

LOCATION, DATES, TIMES - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Talley Student Center, Room 4114.  Wednesday, July 12, 9am to 5pm, Thursday, July 13, 9am to 5pm, Friday, July 14, 9am to noon.  Fri-day afternoon is open for individual consultations with the trainer.

TRAINING MATERIALS - All manuals and training materials are furnished.

REGISTRATION FEE - $475.  Includes 2 days of training, training manuals and materials, refreshments, and individual consultations with the trainer.

LODGING AND DIRECTIONS - We recommend the Brownestone Hotel (800-331-7919) within easy walking distance of the NCSU campus.  They have special rates of $69 (sngl) or $79 (dbl) + 12% tax.  Indi-cate that you are with the NCSU Supplemental Instruction training workshop to receive this reduced rate. For more information on housing or directions, contact Ken Gattis at NCSU at (919) 515- 5619 or email him at [log in to unmask]

QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAINING? - Contact Dennis at 407-823-5130 or email him at dcongos@ mail.ucf.edu.

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SI TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM                               NC State University, July 12, 13, 14, 2000

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Please make checks out to Dennis Congos and send to: Dennis Congos, Student Academic Resource Center, POB 163115, PCI-102, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-3115




Dennis H. Congos
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Student Academic Resource Center
(SARC)
POB 163115
PC1-102
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-3115
Phone 407-823-5130
FAX 407-823-2051
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