The Fall Teaching Conference is held the Thursday and Friday before classes begin. Its purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. All international first-time GSIs must attend on Thursday; all first-time GSIs, international and domestic, must attend on Friday. The 2016 Fall Teaching Conference runs August 18 and 19, 2016.

To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day. All conference activities are held on the main UC Berkeley campus. Online pre-registration is required.

Teaching Conference for International First-Time GSIs

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 8:30–12:00

Thursday Conference Schedule

8:30–9:00 Registration (Dwinelle HallPlease bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

9:00–9:40 Plenary Session

9:40 Break

9:50–10:50 Round One Workshops

10:50 Break

11:00–12:00 Round Two Workshops

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All international first-time GSIs must also attend the conference on Friday, August 19 (see below).

Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs

Friday, August 19, 2016, 8:00–4:00

Due to space limitations each GSI is assigned to follow either the Group 1 Schedule or the Group 2 Schedule. Please consult the Discipline-Cluster Workshops list under each group schedule below to see which schedule you will follow. Your choice of discipline cluster workshop should be based on your teaching assignment.

Group 1: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences; Humanities; Foreign Languages; and Social Sciences (Quantitatives)

Group 2: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Quantitatives; Reading & Composition; Social Sciences (Non-Quantitatives); and Studio, Art, & Environmental Design

Group 1 Schedule

8:00–8:30 Registration (Dwinelle Hall) Please bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

8:30–12:15 Discipline-Cluster WorkshopsBiological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences; Humanities; Foreign Languages; and Social Sciences (Quantitatives)

Discipline-cluster workshops address getting started as a GSI, conducting the first day of class, strategies to enhance learning, grading, and time management. GSIs are placed into groups with similar teaching assignments.

12:15–1:00 Lunch

1:00–3:00 Interactive Theater

Group 2 Schedule

9:00–9:30 Registration (Dwinelle Hall) Please bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

9:30–11:30 Interactive Theater

11:30–12:15 Lunch

12:15–4:00 Discipline-Cluster Workshops: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Quantitatives; Reading & Composition; Social Sciences (Non-Quantitatives); and Studio, Art, & Environmental Design

Discipline-cluster workshops address getting started as a GSI, conducting the first day of class, strategies to enhance learning, grading, and time management. GSIs are placed into groups with similar teaching assignments.

Please contact the GSI Teaching & Resource Center (gsi@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4456) if you have any questions.

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