Department Consultations

CRLT staff are available to consult with GSI coordinators, Graduate Student Mentors (GSMs), and others as they develop or improve programs to fit the training needs of GSIs within their departments. Consultation services can include review of pedagogy material, assistance in planning seminars, identifying methods for evaluating a GSI program, facilitating focus groups with GSIs and GSMs to obtain feedback and direction for departmental training programs, videotaping classes for use in GSI training, developing multicultural training programs, and large course feedback sessions. To arrange a consultation please e-mail or call 764-0505.

Departmental GSI Development: A Handbook for Faculty and GSMs who Work with GSIs

The CRLT Handbook is a resource for working with GSIs at various stages. This book includes steps for planning and evaluating a GSI program, sample workshop and orientation agendas, detailed information about the evaluation of GSIs, and a bibliography of teaching resources. A paper copy of the Handbook is available free of charge upon request by contacting CRLT at 734-764-0505.

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CRLT provides customized services for departments, schools, and colleges to respond to their particular teaching and learning needs. CRLT can help faculty in academic units explore innovative pedagogical approaches, collect data to inform curricular revision or the evaluation of educational grants, and provide resources for designing and running effective GSI training programs.

Professional Development Programs for Faculty Leaders

The Office of the Provost works with the schools and colleges to provide faculty administrators with resources and training programs that will assist them in their work. Several of the schools and colleges also have their own programs, focused specifically on their policies and processes.

Customized Discipline-Specific Workshops and Retreats

In collaboration with faculty steering committees, CRLT designs customized workshops and retreats to address an academic unit's specific teaching and learning needs. Departments can also apply for CRLT grants to fund the retreats and to implement plans to improve teaching and learning that develop from such events. Read more »