The GSI Center offers the following assistance to GSIs teaching in the Summer Sessions:
Consultations and Classroom Observations
One-on-one consultations on syllabus and course design, teaching in a compressed time frame, preparing and presenting a lecture, activities to promote discussion, mid-course evaluations, and more.
Classroom observations to receive feedback on your teaching. Video recording of classroom session also available.
Consultations are provided by GSI Center staff with experience teaching summer session courses. Please fill out our online consultation request form if interested.
Award-Winning GSI Teaching Ideas
The Teaching Effectiveness Award Essays are one-page teaching ideas from outstanding Berkeley GSIs. Several specifically address challenges of teaching in summer sessions:
The Semester-Long Research Project Reimagined Tammy Stark, Linguistics
The Challenges of Teaching in the Summer Session Conrad Hengesbach, Mathematics
Breaking Down the Barriers Inhibiting Effective Learning Environments Yekaterina Miroshnikova, Molecular and Cell Biology (Home Department: Bioengineering)
A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Timothy Randazzo, Ethnic Studies
Moving beyond Plot Summary: Doing Things with Words Laurence Coderre, East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Advantages of Rearranging the Topics Covered in a Course Peyam Tabrizian, Mathematics
Bringing Opera Closer to Home Michael Markham, Music