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.

Strategies for Exam Reviews

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

Playing Teacher: Adding Predictive Power to Students’ Toolboxes, Emily Hamilton (History)
Instilling Effective Study Skills in Students: Start Early, Know Your Weaknesses, Jennifer McGuire (Integrative Biology)
Encouraging Critical Thinking through Exam Preparation, Sarah MacDonald (Sociology)

Academic Integrity

By proactively helping students develop effective learning strategies, GSIs can help reduce their risk of cheating, plagiarism, and other kinds of academic misconduct. But if a possible case arises, the GSI Teaching Guide chapter on academic misconduct can help you address it.

Recipients of the 2015-2016 Outstanding GSI (OGSI) Award are to be honored at the annual OGSI Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. Each year, recipients are nominated within their teaching departments. They receive certificates of distinction from the GSI Center, which also hosts the award ceremony. Currently-enrolled graduate students who receive the 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 >>