Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center

Welcome, GSIs, and faculty and staff who work with GSIs!

GSI Center staff members are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. through the following email addresses:

General Questions on GSI-related Matters: [email protected]

Language Proficiency Program Oral English Testing and Consultations: [email protected].

To set up a confidential consultation, please visit our consultation request page

Our workshops and consultations will be held remotely via Zoom this semester. See our list of workshops below. 

A comprehensive online Teaching Guide created specifically for Berkeley GSIs. From preparing for your first class session to strategies for equitable and efficient grading, this guide can help you enhance student learning and feel more confident in your teaching practices.

No need to reinvent the wheel! Access more than 200 one-page, award-winning GSI teaching ideas that can be adapted for use in your teaching. Search by field or browse by department or teaching and learning challenge.

Here you will find all of the basic information you will need as a GSI including essential policies for GSIs, a Checklist for Getting Started as a GSI, Time Management Strategies, and FAQs for GSIs. See the list of Faculty Advisors for GSIs and familiarize yourself with how this person Continue Reading >>

Teaching consultants are available this semester via Zoom to assist GSIs with a variety of teaching-related matters from how to teach effectively, to how to assess whether what you are doing is helping your students in their learning, to strategizing solutions for problems that may come up in teaching. The Continue Reading >>

Workshops on Teaching

Click the link above to see the schedule on upcoming workshops.

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.

Fall Conference for First-time GSIs

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Thursday, August 22, 2024 for First-time International GSIs

Friday, August 23, 2024 for All First-time GSIs