Spring 2020 Teaching Conference

The Spring Teaching Conference for First-Time GSIs is held the Friday before classes begin. Its purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. The 2020 Spring Teaching Conference runs January 17, 2020 in Dwinelle Hall.

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

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Conference Schedule

8:00–8:30 Registration (Dwinelle Hall)

8:30–12:15 Discipline-Cluster Workshops
Workshops address getting started as a GSI, conducting the first day of class, and strategies to enhance learning. GSIs are placed into groups with similar teaching assignments.

12:15–1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00–3:00 Berkeley Interactive Theater Performance: Active Participation

3:00-3:30 Academic Student Employee (ASE) Presentation
The Academic Student Employee (ASE) union orientation is offered in conjunction with the Teaching Conference. All first-time GSIs are required to attend this session if you have not previously attended an ASE orientation.

Please contact the GSI Center with questions (gsi@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4456).

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

Computer Sciences

Engineering

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

Humanities

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

Physical Sciences

Astronomy
Chemistry
Earth & Planetary Science
Physics

Quantitatives

Mathematics
Statistics

Reading & Composition / Foreign Languages

(Courses in any department that satisfy the University’s Reading & Composition requirement, and foreign language courses only)

African American Studies
African Languages
Anthropology
Celtic Studies
Classics
College Writing Programs
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages & Cultures
English
Ethnic Studies
Film and Media
French
Gender & Women’s Studies
German
History of Art
Italian
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Letters & Science (writing-intensive courses)
Music
Near Eastern Studies
Rhetoric
Scandinavian
Slavic Languages & Literatures
South & Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish & Portuguese
Theater, Dance, and 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
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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