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300-Level Courses

Every first-time GSI must either have completed or be enrolled in a 300-level, semester-long pedagogy seminar offered by the GSI’s department on teaching in the discipline.

A GSI may only take the pedagogy seminar in another department with

  • the advice and approval of the Faculty Adviser for GSI Affairs in the teaching department, and

  • the consent of the 300-level course instructor in the other department.

Please see the list of Faculty Advisers for GSI Affairs to find out who the Faculty Adviser is in your department or your teaching department.

The GSI Center compiles and posts a list of pedagogy seminars whose instructors have indicated they are willing to consider allowing GSIs from outside their department to enroll.

Continuing GSIs whose 300-level course did not include the development of skills needed to teach Reading and Composition (R&C) courses must enroll in either a 300-level course in another department tailored to the teaching of R&C or the short course taught in the spring by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center (GSPDP 302) prior to or concurrent with teaching their first R&C course.

For more information on these requirements, please see the Graduate Council Policy on Appointments and Mentoring of GSIs.