The GSI Center offers the following assistance to GSIs teaching in the Summer Sessions:
Consultations and Classroom Observations
One-on-one consultations on syllabus and course design, teaching in a compressed time frame, preparing and presenting a lecture, activities to promote discussion, mid-course evaluations, and more.
Classroom observations to receive feedback on your teaching. Video recording of classroom session also available.
Consultations are provided by GSI Center staff with experience teaching summer session courses. Please fill out our online consultation request form if interested.
Examples by GSIs
If you’re looking for examples and inspirations, check out the GSI Teaching Effectiveness Award essays below on teaching in summer sessions.
The Semester-Long Research Project Reimagined
Tammy Stark, Linguistics
The Challenges of Teaching in the Summer Session
Conrad Hengesbach, Mathematics
Breaking Down the Barriers Inhibiting Effective Learning Environments
Yekaterina Miroshnikova, Molecular and Cell Biology (Home Department: Bioengineering)
A New Approach to Teaching and Learning
Timothy Randazzo, Ethnic Studies
Moving beyond Plot Summary: Doing Things with Words
Laurence Coderre, East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Advantages of Rearranging the Topics Covered in a Course
Peyam Tabrizian, Mathematics
Bringing Opera Closer to Home
Michael Markham, Music