GSI

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and The Center for Research on Learning & Teaching (CRLT) are calling on faculty for nominations for a winter 2019 Learning Community for LSA Graduate Student Instructors who have taught or are interested in teaching courses that satisfy the College's Race & Ethnicity (R&E) requirement. This learning community directly responds to needs identified in the 2015-2016 R&E Review, most notably offering increased training and professional development opportunities and establishing a sense of community for instructors and GSIs teaching R&E courses. The learning community will be led by Dr. Read more »

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Congratulations on your appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor! GSIs play an extremely important role in teaching at the University of Michigan. You are generally in charge of teaching small introductory classes, facilitating discussions in small sections connected to large lecture courses, running laboratory sections, teaching lessons in the studio, and holding office hours where one-to-one teaching occurs. Your responsibilities frequently include grading and giving feedback on students’ written work as well.

Because of your teaching responsibilities, you are in a good position to: Read more »

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Below are some frequently asked questioned by U-M GSIs, along with suggestions for what to do or who to contact for each.

1. What if a student wants to turn in an assignment late because the due date falls on a religious holiday of importance to her?

See religious holiday policy.  Preventable: Ask students to inform you of conflicts at beginning of the term.

2. What if a student comes to your office and starts talking about difficult personal problems he is facing?

Counseling and Psychological Services: 734-764-8312, caps.umich.edu.

3. What if a student wants to withdraw from the course two months into the term?

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collage of portraits of 4 GSIs who won Towner prizesGSIs across campus are being recognized for their excellent teaching. CRLT warmly congratulates winners of Rackham's Outstanding GSI Award and the College of Engineering's Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding GSIs. Selected from large pools of nominees, all of these instructors have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, creativity, and overall excellence in their teaching.

The four Towner awardees (pictured right) were honored at the College of Engineering's Student Leaders and Honors Brunch on Sunday, March 19. Rackham will be hosting a public awards ceremony to honor its twenty prize-winners, along with outstanding faculty mentors, on Monday, April 17, 3:30-5:30pm, in the Rackham Ampitheatre. The keynote speaker will be Cagliyan Kurdak, Professor of Physics. For more information, including the names and departments of all of the winners, see this Rackham page and this College of Engineering page

Photos taken by Steve McKenzie.

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An apple on a deskGSIs across campus are being recognized for their excellent teaching. CRLT warmly congratulates winners of Rackham's Outstanding GSI Award and the College of Engineering's Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding GSIs. Selected from large pools of nominees, all of these instructors have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, creativity, and overall excellence in their teaching.

The four Towner awardees were honored at the College of Engineering's Student Leaders and Honors Brunch on Sunday, March 20. Rackham will be hosting a public awards ceremony to honor its twenty prize-winners, along with outstanding faculty mentors, on April 14. For more information, including the names and departments of all of the winners, see this Rackham page and this College of Engineering page

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