2013 Orientations for New Faculty and GSIs

To welcome new instructors to the University and help prepare them for their first teaching assignments at U-M, CRLT will be offering orientations for new faculty and new GSIs in the last week of August. These programs are all designed to help new instructors meet colleagues from across the campus, learn about the resources available for teaching, and hit the ground running when the teaching term begins. Our work with U-M instructors has convinced us that when teaching is going well, other aspects of faculty or GSI work life are more likely to fall into place. So we take great care to design orientations that make the best possible use of participants' time and cover the topics most salient to getting a good start in the classroom, lab, or studio.

All of us at CRLT are excited to welcome new instructors to campus and to help you get the tools you need to succeed. We look forward to meeting you!

Event Highlights

GSI Teaching Orientation
August 26-27

 

  • CRLT Players Performance
  • Sessions on the First Days of Teaching 
  • Practice Teaching
  • Workshops on Teaching

New Faculty Orientation
August 28

  • Welcoming Remarks from the Provost
  • CRLT Players Performance
  • Workshops on Teaching
  • Information Fair with 50 U-M Offices

Engineering GSI Teaching Orientation
August 29

  • Engineering-Specific Teaching Workshops
  • Practice Teaching
  • CRLT Players Performance on Climate in the STEM Classroom
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I think that for many graduate students your course may provide their only teaching experience prior to assuming roles as faculty members themselves. While GSIs certainly need to learn how to grade papers, conduct labs, and lead discussions, these activities alone are not sufficient to prepare them for future teaching careers. GSIs can also learn a great deal about course design, delivery, and instruction through discussions with faculty instructors.

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