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Dear Colleagues,

I am posting this notice on LRNASST and SINET for those of you interested in Supplemental Instruction (SI) training.  Please forward this notice to anyone who may be interested.  Thank you.

        SUPPLEMENTAL  INSTRUCTION TRAINING
May 12, 13, 14, 1999
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 letter grade higher on final grades and 10% more of them persist until graduation over comparable non-participants.  SI is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a program proven to increase retention.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

THE SI MODEL                           SI MANAGEMENT * basics of beginning and running an SI program
STAFFING & JOB DESCRIPTIONS    TRAINING SI LEADERS
THE ROLE OF SI FACULTY         SI SESSION SIMULATIONS
STUDY SKILLS IN SI SESSIONS       EVALUATING YOUR SI PROGRAM
PLANNING SI ON YOUR CAMPUS

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Dennis H. Congos is a Certified SI Trainer, an SI Consultant, an SI Supervisor, and a Learning Skills Specialist.  He is one of 11 certified SI trainers in the United States.  His certification was awarded in 1990 by the National Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  He established and successfully ran an SI program for 10 years.  Dennis has trained over 100 SI Supervisors from 34 postsecondary institutions across the country 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, Nelson Hall, Room 225.  Wednesday, May 12, 9am to 5pm, Thursday, May 13, 9am to 5pm, Friday, May 14, 9am to noon.  Friday 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 $62 (sngl) or $72 (dbl), + 12% tax.  Indicate 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 ken_gattis @ncsu.edu.

QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAINING? - Contact Dennis at 407-823-5130 or email him at [log in to unmask] ucf.edu.

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SI TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM
NC State University, May 12, 13, 14, 1999
Name ___________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________
Campus Address____________________________________________________________________________________
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Please make checks out to Dennis Congos and send to: Dennis Congos, SARC, POB 163115, PCI-102, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-3115




Dennis H. Congos
Coordinator of Instructional Support and Supplemental Instruction
Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
POB 163115
PC1-102
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-3115
407-823-5130
Email: [log in to unmask]
SI Homepage:  http://www.umkc.edu/cad/
NADE Homepage:  http://www.umkc.edu/cad/nade.htm