The Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching & Resource Center are pleased to announce the annual Faculty Seminar on Teaching with GSIs. This seminar assists faculty in working effectively with GSIs and providing guidance and mentorship in teaching. The next seminar will take place in Fall 2016.

Past years’ seminars have addressed the following topics:

  • Specific strategies for working well with GSIs and connecting the work of section to that of the larger course
  • Helping GSIs teach according to how students learn
  • Guiding the work of GSIs in grading student work
  • Giving feedback to GSIs and conducting productive classroom observations

Sessions have featured recipients of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs and the Distinguished Teaching Award sharing the practices they use in working with GSIs, along with panels of advanced GSIs. Faculty who participate in the seminar may list their participation on their bio-bibliography as a contribution to teaching.

Details about the fall 2016 seminar will be published here in September.

More than 220 faculty members on the campus have benefited from this seminar since its inception. A research study conducted on the impact of the seminar found that the seminar enabled faculty to work more productively and more efficiently with GSIs. The study also concluded that the seminar had led to significant improvements in the quality of teaching done by faculty who participated in the seminar.