The Spring Teaching Conference 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.

Teaching Conference for All First-Time GSIs

Friday, January 17, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

8:30–12:00 Discipline-Cluster Workshops

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.

12:00–1:00 Lunch

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 Teaching & Resource Center ( or 510-642-4456) if you have any questions.

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