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

Edited by Mary Wright and Matt Kaplan

Adapted from Gach, M., Black, B., Kaplan, M., Kardia, D., Saunders, S., & Williams, G. (1998). Handbook on Departmental GSI Development. CRLT, University of Michigan.

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. 

All link to .pdf documents:

Table of Contents and List of Figures

Chapter 1 - Guidelines for a Departmental GSI Development Program

Chapter 2 - Training for New GSIs: Programs, Orientations and Courses

Chapter 3 - Sample Workshops for New GSIs

Chapter 4 - Ongoing GSI Development

Chapter 5 - Creating Inclusive College Classrooms

Chapter 6 - Working with GSIs from Diverse Educational and Linguistic Backgrounds

Chapter 7 - Obtaining and Giving Feedback to GSIs for Instructional Improvement and Evaluation


CRLT's materials on teaching are available in hard copy free of charge to members of the University of Michigan academic community. Others may purchase copies at the following rates:

  • Departmental GSI Development: A Handbook on Departmental GSI Development: $20 each

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University of Michigan
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