Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching Orientation: Winter 2022

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Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will offer the Winter 2022 GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO) as an online asynchronous Canvas course. In addition to these asynchronous modules, GSIs will have the opportunity to participate in online synchronous practice teaching sessions. Please check back for Winter 2022 GSI Teaching Orientation dates and additional information. 

If you attended the orientation in Fall 2021, you can access the resources from the campus-wide GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO) by visiting the CRLT Fall 2021 GSI Teaching Orientation Canvas course. If you do not already have access to this Canvas site, you can request access by emailing 

If you have any questions about GSITO, please email us at


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

Please check back for Winter 2022 GSI Teaching Orientation dates and additional information.


The Canvas course will be available beginning Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm. After you have registered, you will receive an automated Canvas email on August 11, notifying you of your enrollment in the CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation. You will need to accept your role as a student to access the Canvas Course.


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 participation in GSITO is required for your GSI appointment. 


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 Ronit Ajlen ( to set up a time to discuss this issue. 


CRLT is committed to making our orientation as accessible as is possible. If you would benefit from accommodations to aid you in accessing the online orientation, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing


 Please check back for updated information on Winter 2022 GSITO.

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