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.

This is a good time to review ways you can encourage students to engage actively in their learning. The online Teaching Guide for GSIs offers excellent strategies to use in a variety of GSI-led settings.

Active Learning Techniques
Group Work
Managing Lab Partners and Groups
Encouraging Participation
Asking Effective Questions
Pre-Lab Assignments
The Pre-Lab Introduction

Supporting Student Academic Integrity

Often when a student plagiarizes or cheats the cause is ineffective study habits, anxiety, or not knowing the boundaries of academic integrity. Find tips for preventing academic misconduct or addressing it if it does occur in the Teaching Guide for GSIs and in Module 4 of the GSI Ethics Online Course.

Also of Interest

Working with Student Writing
Strategies for Exam Reviews
Grading Student Work

The Spring 2016 Teaching Conference provided an orientation for graduate students new to the GSI role. Discipline-Cluster (D-C) workshops led by experienced GSIs addressed pressing questions about getting started as a GSI. The afternoon featured a performance by Berkeley Interactive Theater, which led to a discussion of how GSIs in their role as teachers Continue Reading >>

GSIs have a strategic part to play in promoting students’ learning, and the GSI role is an important professional opportunity for graduate students. In the talks linked here, faculty from several departments offer some pointers. Ani Adhikari (Statistics) Sylvia Bunge (Psychology) Raka Ray (Sociology; South and Southeast Asia Studies) Anant Sahai (EECS) See more faculty Continue Reading >>

Professional Standards and Ethics in Teaching Online Course

First-time GSIs must complete the course by the end of their second week of teaching.

Faculty Mentoring Award Nominations

Deadline: Monday, March 7

Outstanding GSI Nominations

Deadline: Friday, March 11

Spring Workshops on Teaching

The list of Spring 2016 Workshops on Teaching is now available.

Creating and Using Grading Rubrics*
Tuesday, February 16, 2:00–3:30

Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Tuesday, February 23, 1:00–2:30

View complete workshop list and register for a GSI teaching workshop