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.


With the suspension of most in-person classes as of Tuesday, March 10th, instructors (including GSIs) have been advised to use alternative (remote) teaching modalities. For a step-by-step guide to using Zoom to lead discussion sections, click here.

Be sure to speak directly with the faculty member in charge of your course (Instructor of Record) to ensure that the steps you take are aligned with the learning objectives for the course. Should you have questions in your role as a GSI, your Faculty Adviser for GSI Affairs, the point person in your department for matters pertaining to GSIs, can be contacted for assistance.

Drop in via Zoom to speak with one of our peer Teaching Consultants in our virtual office hours on Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. at https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/616803986. You can also schedule a virtual consultation with one of our Teaching Consultants by going to https://gsi.berkeley.edu/programs-services/consultations/.

The Academic Accommodations Hub is a new online campus resource that contains important information and guidance for instructors and students on classroom climate, academic integrity and honor code, academic accommodations, support resources, and conflict resolution and troubleshooting. This Hub is located on the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s website at Continue Reading >>

Webinar for GSIs: Supporting Ourselves and Our Students

Tuesday, March 31

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.
Please see Enrollment Instructions for details.

Spring Teaching Portfolio Deadline Extended

New Deadline: May 15, 2020

2020 Fall GSI Teaching Conference

For All First-Time International GSIs

Thursday, August 20, 8:30 – 12:00

For All First-Time GSIs

Friday, August 21, 8:00 – 4:00