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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.



Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

First-time GSIs and seasoned veterans alike look for ways to further develop their teaching. Having someone observe your teaching and gathering student input using midterm evaluations are great ways to spot things you’re doing well and things to improve.

Strategies for Exam Reviews

GSIs share methods they have used to help students solidify their learning in preparation for exams:

Silvia Bunge’s talk at the Spring 2015 Teaching Conference for GSIs is now posted on the University’s YouTube site. Professor Bunge has also made her slides available (see links below). Silvia Bunge is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, where Continue Reading >>

Public speaking, conveying complex information to non-experts, managing teams, evaluating the work of junior colleagues — these are among the many skills GSIs develop in their teaching, and these skills are eminently transferable to career settings in higher education, private industry, non-profits, or governmental agencies. The documents linked below can Continue Reading >>

As a national leader in preparing graduate students for teaching, UC Berkeley was one of the first universities in the country to create a campuswide policy on the mentoring of graduate student instructors. This policy supports GSIs’ professional development as teachers and prepares them for the teaching they will do Continue Reading >>