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: Frequently Asked Questions.
First-Time GSI Requirements
First-time GSIs need to make sure they come to the Teaching Conference, complete the GSI Ethics Online Course, and enroll in a required 300-level pedagogy course for first-time GSIs.
Prospective GSIs who do not speak English as a native language must also demonstrate English language proficiency. Please see the GSI Center’s Language Proficiency Program for details.