MARTIN V. COVINGTON
Memorial Tribute  

Professor Martin V. Covington, cherished mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend, passed away on January 29, 2018, just five months after publishing his most recent work, Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation. To show the breadth and depth of Marty’s impact and to honor his memory, we present this tribute.


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. (more…)

There are many things to think about, find out, plan for, and organize as your teaching semester approaches. The Pre-semester Preparation chapter of the Online Teaching Guide for GSIs provides ways to pull them all together. We also recommend Must-See Policies and Resources for GSIs and Working as a GSI: Continue Reading >>

How are the roles of GSIs and faculty different? Does students’ laptop use in class affect their learning? What are the best conditions for students to learn in GSI-led sections and labs? Silvia Bunge introduces research on student perceptions of GSIs, factors that influence learning, and recommendations for GSIs in Continue Reading >>