The following programs are designed to provide information and resources for those designing or running GSI training programs. For questions about these events, please contact Tershia Pinder-Grover ( or 734-615-9263).

Workshops Scheduled for 2014

Annual Meeting on GSI Training and Supervision

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CRLT Seminar Room,(1013 Palmer Commons)

Running Practice Teaching Sessions

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CRLT Seminar Room, (1013 Palmer Commons)

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At this workshop, participants will learn how to run practice teaching sessions to maximize the benefit for GSIs. Participants will take part in an actual practice teaching session and discuss what makes a practice teaching session work best.

Strategies for Training New GSIs

Monday, August 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CRLT Seminar Room, (1013 Palmer Commons) Read more »


CRLT has resources available to assist schools, colleges and departments as they develop or improve training programs to meet the needs of their GSIs. CRLT staff are available to discuss general issues of GSI training with GSI Coordinators, Graduate Student Mentors, or other departmental representatives. Such discussion can include how best to incorporate CRLT resources into a GSI training program.


CRLT offers several programs and services specially for new GSIs in order to help them prepare for their first classroom teaching experience at the University of Michigan.

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Each semester, CRLT provides a campus-wide GSI Teaching Orientation for all new GSIs as a service to the campus community. Future orientation dates are:

Aug. 26-27, 2013

For questions, contact Rachel Niemer (