Become an SI Leader

Interested in becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader? The general application process and timeline is outlined below!

Register for an Interest Session

Application Process for Spring 2023

STEP 1: Review qualifications, primary activities, and key dates below.

STEP 2: Complete an online application (Sept 28th - Oct 16th)

STEP 3: Participate in Group Interviews (the week of Oct 24th - 28th), by invitation only 

STEP 4: Participate in an Individual Interview (Interviews will run through the month of November), by invitation only

Qualifications for SI Leaders

In order to become an SI leader, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate Purdue student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher OR
  • Have a 3.3 term GPA for the previous two semesters (does not include summer terms)  and
  • Meet course requirements (typically an A or B+ in the course; may also include prerequisite course(s))
  • Be able to commit to working 10-15 hours per week in this position
  • Be able to attend the two-day pre-semester training (Friday, January 6th - Saturday, January 7th 2023)
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see below)
  • Attend one of the following:
    • One of the four Interest Sessions or
    • Four or more SI sessions during the Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 semesters
  • Please note - we prefer to hire SI leaders with at least 2 full semesters at Purdue. Applicants who do not have a GPA are still welcome to complete the application, but please be aware that offers are contingent upon a grade check at the end of the semester.

Responsibilities of an SI Leader

  • Attending all lectures for assigned SI course
  • Planning and facilitating two or three 50-minute sessions a week
  • Holding one office hour a week
  • Meeting with course faculty throughout the semester
  • Meeting with SI Leader team and professional staff supervisor throughout the semester
  • Attending the SI monthly team meetings
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development opportunities

Hours and Compensation 

Typically, we expect our SI Leaders to work between 10-15 hours per week throughout a semester. As an SI Leader, you can expect to have your pay start at $10 per hour.

Interest Sessions

Interested in becoming an SI leader, and want to learn more? Please attend one of our interest sessions! These one-hour in-person sessions allow candidates to get a more thorough understanding of the role of SI Leader, including an opportunity to ask questions of current SI Leaders, in order to determine if the position is a good fit for them before they apply.

Interest Sessions for Fall 2022 SI Leader positions are listed below. All Interest Sessions will be held in-person in the Academic Success Center (WILY C215). Please note that  registration is required to attend one of these sessions. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • Interest Session # 1 - Wednesday, September 28th @ 6:30 PM
  • Interest Session # 2 - Friday, September 30th @ 3:30 PM
  • Interest Session # 3 - Tuesday, October 4th @ 7:30 PM
  • Interest Session # 4 - Thursday, October 13th @ 6:30 PM

Register for an Interest Session

Anticipated SI Leader Course Openings for Spring 2023:

Courses with expected openings for Spring 2023 are listed below. Courses and hiring needs are subject to change.

  • BIOL 204
  • CHM 111
  • CHM 112
  • CHM 115
  • CHM 116
  • CS 159
  • MGMT 201
  • PHYS 172
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