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The GSI Teaching & Resource Center helps graduate students transition to teaching as GSIs at UC Berkeley and offers programs and services to assist graduate students in developing their teaching skills for future academic and nonacademic careers. We also work with faculty and departments to assist them in the mentoring and teaching preparation they offer graduate students.



There are many things to think about, find out, plan for, and organize as your teaching semester approaches. The Pre-semester Preparation chapter of the Online Teaching Guide for GSIs provides ways to pull them all together.

We also recommend Must-See Policies and Resources for GSIs and Working as a GSI: Frequently Asked Questions.

First-Time GSI Requirements

First-time GSIs need to make sure they come to the Fall Teaching Conference, complete the GSI Ethics Online Course, and enroll in a required 300-level pedagogy course for first-time GSIs.

Prospective GSIs who do not speak English as a native language must also demonstrate English language proficiency. Please see the GSI Center’s Language Proficiency Program for details.

Incidents of hate speech can increase stress for already-stressed students and instructors, especially for members of groups targeted by hate speech. What are some helpful ways to respond in the GSI role? Two new resource pages from the University of Michigan address this question: Responding to Incidents of Hate Speech Continue Reading >>

How are the roles of GSIs and faculty different? Does students’ laptop use in class affect their learning? What are the best conditions for students to learn in GSI-led sections and labs? Silvia Bunge introduces research on student perceptions of GSIs, factors that influence learning, and recommendations for GSIs in Continue Reading >>

Professional Standards and Ethics in Teaching Online Course

First-time GSIs must complete the course before they interact with students (in person or online) in their role as an instructor.
Please see Enrollment Instructions for details.
Assessing Teaching and Learning​*
Monday, September 25, 3:00 – 4:30
Syllabus and Course Design*
Tuesday, October 10, 2:00 – 3:30
Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Microaggressions and the Learning Environment
Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:30