Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching Orientation: Winter 2020

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Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Central Campus
(Resources are from Fall 2019 GSITO)


Please bring your MCard to orientation.

Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, December 18th at 5:00pm. If you miss the deadline, you CAN STILL ATTEND by registering onsite at the Michigan League on Tuesday, January 7th beginning at 7:30am.

CRLT's GSI Teaching Orientation is designed to help new GSIs teaching on the Ann Arbor campus to prepare for their initial teaching experiences. It also has proven to be a valuable event for experienced GSIs and for graduate students who anticipate teaching in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions about GSITO

When and where is GSITO?When and where is GSITO?

The University-Wide GSI Teaching Orientation is held on central campus in the Michigan League and Modern Languages Building (MLB). The Winter 2020 event will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Am I required to attend GSITO?

CRLT provides university-wide GSI Teaching Orientations as a service to the campus community. You should check with the individual(s) who oversee GSI appointments in the department in which you will be teaching to find out whether attendance at GSITO is required for your GSI appointment. 

I can’t attend GSITO on the scheduled date.  What can I do for a make-up session?

CRLT does not determine whether GSITO is required for new GSIs, nor does it host a make-up event. Check with the individual(s) who oversee GSI appointments in your department to find out what its training requirements are. If there is no formalized policy regarding make-up events, CRLT is happy to consult with departments on establishing such a policy. GSI Coordinators can contact Karishma Collette ( to set up a time to discuss this issue. Engineering GSIs who are unable to attend the orientation can contact Krista Quinn ( in the office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for make-up requirements. 

What should I bring to GSITO?

Please bring your M-Card to GSITO; we use M-Card scanners to record attendance at the event. Also, we recommend that you dress in layers, as the temperature in the League can vary. Lunch will be provided

How can I receive accommodations for GSITO?

The Michigan League is wheelchair accessible. If you would benefit from other accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing or calling Michelle Getchell (, 734-936-0641).

How do I make child-care arrangements for this event?

Find more information about child care through U-M's Human Resources.

Where can I find future GSITO dates?

Fall 2020 GSITO will be held on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Winter 2021 will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.