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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.



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.

Examples by GSIs

If you’re looking for examples and inspirations, check out the GSI Teaching Effectiveness Award essays below on teaching in summer sessions. (more…)

In April and May the campus celebrates outstanding GSIs and their outstanding faculty mentors. In addition, 14 of the outstanding GSIs received the Teaching Effectiveness Award for their essays on teaching strategies they have devised or adapted for their students. Recipient names are announced on the GSI Center’s Award Programs Continue Reading >>

GSIs teaching Reading and Composition courses may apply to two new grant programs aimed at supporting GSI professional development and GSI initiatives to create new features for their R&C courses. Details about the programs and application process are linked below: Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Professional Self-Development Grant Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Course Continue Reading >>

Fall Teaching Conference

First-time GSIs must attend the Friday teaching conference. First-time international GSIs must also attend the Thursday conference.

Teaching Conference for International First-Time GSIs
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs
Friday, August 19, 2016

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.