From the CRLT Blog

What's a GSIC (and why should you apply to be one)?

January 30, 2013
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Have you ever wondered how CRLT is able to offer individual consultations for anyone teaching at U-M, including hundreds of GSIs? We couldn't do it without our team of Graduate Student Instructional Consultants (GSICs). The GSICs are U-M graduate students, current and former GSIs representing a broad range of fields, who consult with GSIs across campus on teaching and learning. They also often facilitate workshops and contribute to our new GSI training programs. participants at a seminar

CRLT is currently recruiting new GSICs, and we invite any graduate student passionate about learning and teaching to apply. The program is an excellent professional development experience for GSICs, who participate in a learning community and receive continuing training on pedagogy. GSICs have shared that the program helps them to be better teachers themselves and helps prepare them for a range of careers, in and out of academe.

speakers at GTC

As the coordinator of the current GSIC group and a former GSIC myself, I know that the program has inspired many GSICs to pursue a career in educational development. As a result of my involvement in the group during my tenure as a graduate student at U-M, I discovered my passion for working with diverse instructors to enhance their teaching and improve student learning. I ultimately pursued a career as an instructional consultant, and many former GSICs have done the same.

For those interested in applying to the GSIC group, materials are available on CRLT’s website. Candidates should be experienced college-level instructors with a demonstrated interest in working with others on teaching and pedagogy.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Laura SchramLaura Schram,
CRLT Assistant Director
and Coordinator of the GSIC Program