Responsibilities of an SI Leader

You may hear your peers refer to themselves as a “tier 2” or “tier 3” leader. We developed the tier system to help differentiate between leaders’ progression in session and in meetings. There are three tiers of leaders, one to three, each one building on the responsibilities and expectations of the previous tier. Take time to review the responsibilities below as these are the criteria by which your performance will be measured.

List of Administrative Responsibilities for All Tiers

  1. Attend all course lectures in your assigned class section.
  2. Prepare for SI sessions.
  3. Conduct 2–3 SI sessions per week.
  4. Maintain neat and accurate records of session planning and attendance.
  5. Establish regular communication with the course instructor.
  6. Attend and participate in all required meetings and trainings.

List of Session Expectations by Tier

  1. Tier 1 Leaders
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the SI philosophy.
    2. Use a variety of activities in SI sessions.
    3. Demonstrate good group facilitation skills.
    4. Demonstrate good session management skills.
  2. Tier 2 Leaders
    1. Follow all expectations of Tier 1 leaders.
    2. Use advanced questioning strategies during sessions.
    3. Incorporate learning skills into session activities.
    4. Demonstrate leadership within the SI program.
    5. Give useful, constructive feedback to others.
  3. Tier 3 Leaders
    1. Follow all expectations of Tier 1 and Tier 2 leaders.
    2. Mentor a group of Tier 1 and Tier 2 leaders.
    3. Observe mentees early in the semester.
    4. Apply appropriate, consistent expectations of team members.
    5. Positively contribute to team members’ progress.
    6. Complete an Advanced Leadership Project.