Graduate Student Instructor 
(GSI) Remote Teaching Hub

Here you will find best practices for GSIs for remote teaching designed by your peers, guides on how to use bCourses and Zoom tailored to the needs of GSIs, resources for support and consultation, and campus policies. This site will be continually updated throughout the semester.

On the Keep Teaching website (Research, Teaching, and Learning Services), learn about effective strategies, resources, and best practices and keep apprised of campus policies.

Teaching consultants are available this semester via Zoom to assist GSIs with a variety of teaching-related matters from how to teach effectively in a remote environment, 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 Center’s consultations on Teaching and the Academic Job Search provide an opportunity for you to get feedback on statements of teaching philosophy and other teaching-related materials you are preparing to submit. You can schedule an appointment here.

This checklist, produced and refined for remote instruction by your fellow GSIs, will help you prepare for  your first teaching assignment, work well throughout the semester with faculty and peers, and lay the groundwork for engaging your students and addressing their needs.

Fall 2021 GSI Teaching Conference

(offered via Zoom)

For First-Time International GSIs
Thursday, August 19, 2021
9:00 am – 12 pm

For All First-Time GSIs
Friday, August 20, 2021

10:00am – 3:00pm
(Pacific Time Zone)


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 2021 Workshops on Teaching

(offered via Zoom)