Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Fall 2016 Agenda

Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. &
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
at the Michigan League

 

Please bring your MCard and consider dressing in layers since Michigan League rooms vary in temperature. 

Monday  
11:00-11:20 a.m. Opening Remarks: Welcome to Teaching at U-M (Ballroom)
11:20-12:15 p.m. CRLT Players Performance - TBD: Welcome to Teaching (Ballroom)
12:30-4:00 p.m.  Afternoon Sessions 
 
  • Lunch
  • Inclusive Teaching During the First Week & Beyond
  • Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) Presentation 
Tuesday  
9:00-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions I (see session descriptions here)
 
  • Dealing with Controversy During Classroom Discussion
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • Facilitating Group Work in Discussion and Labs
  • One-to-One Teaching in Music, Art, Dance, and Architecture (Part I)
  • Leading Problem-Solving Sessions
  • Teaching with Technology: Canvas and the Google Suite
  • Identity & Authority  
10:45-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II (see session descriptions here)
 
  • Dealing with Controversy During Classroom Discussion
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • Grading in Quantitative Courses and the Sciences 
  • Identity and Authority in the Classroom
  • One-to-One Teaching in Music, Art, Dance, and Architecture (Part II)
  • Teaching with Technology: Canvas and the Google Suite 
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30-4:15 p.m. Practice Teaching*
 
  • Group A (1:30-2:45 p.m.)
  • Group B (3:00-4:15 p.m.) 

*Note: GSIs will only be assigned to EITHER Group A or Group B. Group assignments will be given out on the first day of GSITO. We ask that GSIs hold      the entire block of time (1:30-4:15 p.m.) until they receive their assignment. 

 

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