Fall 2018 Teaching Conference

The Fall Teaching Conference is held the Thursday and Friday before classes begin. Its purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. All international first-time GSIs must attend on Thursday; all first-time GSIs, international and domestic, must attend on Friday. The 2018 Fall Teaching Conference runs August 16 and 17, 2018.

To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day. All conference activities are held on the main UC Berkeley campus. Online pre-registration is required.

Conference Schedule

List of Discipline-Cluster Workshops

Conference Schedule

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:30–12:00

8:30–9:00 Registration (Dwinelle HallPlease bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

9:00–9:40 Plenary Session

9:40 Break

9:50–10:50 Round One Workshops

10:50 Break

11:00–12:00 Round Two Workshops

Please contact the GSI Teaching & Resource Center (gsi@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4456) if you have any questions.

Pre-register for the Teaching Conference for All First-Time International GSIs

All international first-time GSIs must also attend the conference on Friday, August 17 (see below).

Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs

Friday, August 17, 2018, 8:00–4:00

Due to space limitations each GSI is assigned to follow either the Group 1 Schedule or the Group 2 Schedule. Please consult the Discipline-Cluster Workshops list under each group schedule below to see which schedule you will follow. Your choice of discipline-cluster workshop should be based on your teaching assignment.

Group 1: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Physical Sciences; Humanities; Foreign Languages; and Social Sciences (Quantitatives)

Group 2: Engineering; Computer Sciences; Quantitatives; Reading & Composition; Social Sciences (Non-Quantitatives); and Studio, Art, & Environmental Design

Group 1 Schedule

8:00–8:30 Registration (Dwinelle Hall Plaza) Please bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

8:30–12:15 Discipline-Cluster WorkshopsBiological Sciences; Chemistry; Physical Sciences; Humanities; Foreign Languages; and Social Sciences (Quantitatives)

Discipline-cluster workshops address getting started as a GSI, conducting the first day of class, strategies to enhance learning, grading, and time management. GSIs are placed into groups with similar teaching assignments.

12:15–12:55 Lunch

1:00–3:00 Interactive Theater

Group 2 Schedule

9:00–9:30 Registration (Dwinelle Hall PlazaPlease bring your Cal Student ID card to register your attendance.

9:30–11:30 Interactive Theater

11:30–12:10 Lunch

12:15–4:00 Discipline-Cluster Workshops: Engineering; Computer Sciences; Quantitatives; Reading & Composition; Social Sciences (Non-Quantitatives); and Studio, Art, & Environmental Design

Please contact the GSI Teaching & Resource Center (gsi@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4456) if you have any questions.

Pre-register for the Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs

What To Expect at the GSI Teaching Conference

Discipline-Cluster Workshops

Biological Sciences

Bioengineering (biology-related courses)
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (biology-related courses)
Integrative Biology
Molecular & Cell Biology
Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
Plant & Microbial Biology
Public Health (biology-related courses)
Vision Science

Chemistry

Computer Sciences

Engineering

Bioengineering (engineering-related courses)
Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Foreign Languages

(language courses only)

African Languages
Classics
East Asian Languages & Cultures
French
German
Italian
Near Eastern Studies
Scandinavian
Slavic Languages & Literatures
South & Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish & Portuguese

Humanities

(Non-Reading & Composition, non-foreign language courses only)
American Studies
Art Practice
Asian Studies
Buddhist Studies
Classics
English
Film & Media Studies
History
History of Art
Information School
Media Studies
Music
Near Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Rhetoric
South & Southeast Asian Studies
Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

Physical Sciences

Astronomy
Earth & Planetary Science
Physics

Quantitatives

Mathematics
Statistics

Reading & Composition

(courses that satisfy the University’s Reading & Composition requirement only)
African American Studies
Celtic Studies
College Writing Programs
Comparative Literature
English
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
Gender & Women’s Studies
German
Italian
Letters & Science (writing-intensive courses)
Near Eastern Studies
Rhetoric
Scandinavian
Slavic Languages & Literatures
South & Southeast Asian Studies
Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

Social Sciences, Quantitative

Agriculture & Resource Economics
Business
Economics
Demography
Psychology (quantitative courses)
Public Health (biostatistics)

Social Sciences, Non-quantitative

African American Studies
American Studies
Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Asian Studies
City & Regional Planning
Cognitive Science
Development Studies
Education
Energy & Resources Group (social science courses)
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (non-biological courses)
Ethnic Studies
Gender & Women’s Studies
Geography
Information School
Interdisciplinary Field Studies
International & Area Studies
Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Media Studies
Near Eastern Studies (non-language, non-Reading & Composition courses)
Peace & Conflict Studies
Political Economy of Industrialized Societies
Political Science; Psychology
Public Health (non-quantitative)
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Social Welfare
Sociology
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies

Studios, Art, and Environmental Design:

(Studio courses only)
Architecture
Art Practice
City & Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Music
Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

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