Working Group: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Starting July 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light long-standing inequities in the educational access that students with disabilities face in university settings. In addition, for many students, disability is only one dimension of marginalization. Challenges to educational access can also be compounded by race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. As we continue to navigate teaching and learning during the pandemic, some persistent questions endure. How can we more meaningfully address the diverse needs of students with disabilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels?  How can we draw on lessons learned from remote learning to help create more universally accessible learning spaces for students?

Spring Semester Start-Up Information

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 >>

Teaching and the Election

GSIs play an important role in demonstrating an ethic of care to students who are currently dealing with multiple sources of significant stress. The following resources provide specific steps GSIs can take to assist students and their learning leading up to and following the election: A blog post from the Continue Reading >>

Fall Start-Up Information

Welcome, GSIs! The GSI Center has created materials specific to the needs of new and continuing GSIs who will be teaching remotely. After reviewing the checklists for Getting Started, head on over to the new GSI Remote Teaching Hub linked from this home page to get started. We also recommend Must-See Continue Reading >>

First-time GSIs: Checklist for Getting Started in Remote Teaching

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 Workshops on Teaching

The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested in teaching, opportunities for hands-on learning and practical discussion about pedagogy. To assist us Continue Reading >>