The Graduate Division offers several credit-bearing courses for graduate students to develop professional-level skills in teaching, mentoring, and writing, in its Graduate Student Professional Development Program (GSPDP). The GSI Teaching & Resource Center offers the following:

GSPDP 375: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
GSPDP 301: Mentoring in Higher Education

In addition, the Graduate Division’s Graduate Writing Center offers GSPDP 320: Academic Writing for Graduate Students.

GSPDP 375: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Spring 2017
Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., 309 Sproul
Instructor: Linda von Hoene, Director, GSI Teaching & Resource Center
2 units, graded S/U

This course introduces first-time GSIs to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in higher education. The course brings together a cross-disciplinary group of graduate students who work collaboratively to discuss teaching in progress and selected texts on teaching and learning; experiment with various teaching methods and their impact on learning; and develop professional skills that will serve them well throughout their careers. This course is intended for GSIs whose departments do not have a 375 pedagogy course in the spring semester and who are teaching for the first time in the spring.

For more information about GSPDP 375, please contact the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center.

GSPDP 301: Mentoring in Higher Education

Spring 2017
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., 309 Sproul
Instructors:
Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Writing Center
Linda von Hoene, Director, GSI Teaching & Resource Center
1 unit, graded S/U

This seminar introduces graduate students to the role of mentoring in U.S. higher education and helps guide them as they mentor undergraduates at UC Berkeley, work in the context of a mentoring relationship with their graduate advisers, and prepare for the mentoring they will do in future academic and non-academic careers. The course consists of readings, in-class discussion, short assignments, and an applied component of mentoring.

For more information about GSPDP 301, please contact the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center.