Lizbeth Bryant and Miranda Morley from Purdue University Calumet presented their innovative Supplemental Instruction (SI) model in English 100. The Writing Center and the Supplemental Instructors (SIs) work together as a bridge between the instructors and the students. They are actively working on coalition building between the SIs, the Writing Tutors, the faculty and the students. They are also working to connect the training of tutors and SIs (while also differentiating between the two positions). A great new innovation is thinking about adapting SI for on-line instruction. They are currently piloting a supplemental online program to extend the program to as many students as possible.
Lizbeth Bryant focused on the importance of being strategic AND making connections.