GSI

Campus Information Centers

Acronym

Meaning

A2 Ann Arbor
AAATA Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority (City Buses)
APA Academic Peer Advisor
Arb Nichols Arboretum;
A large wooded area east of campus
B-School The business school
Big House One of many terms for the Michigan Football Stadium
CAEN Computer Aided Engineering Network
CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services
CCRB, NCRB, IMSB Central Campus Recreation Building, North Campus Recreation Building, Intramural Sports Building
CEW Center for the Education of Women
CIC Campus Information Centers
CP&P Career Planning and Placement (formerly)-now The Career Center
CRLT Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
CRLT-Engin Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering
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2018-2019 CRLT GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL CONSULTANT (GSIC) PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 22, 2018

This year, we are recruiting graduate student instructional consultants (GSICs) for Fall 2018, with the expectation of continuing through Winter 2019.

GSICs collaborate with CRLT on activities designed to promote excellence in graduate student teaching across the University.  By working with CRLT, you will have a unique opportunity to help advance teaching and learning across the university while continuing your own development as an instructor. During the academic year, GSICs conduct midterm student feedbacks and consultations with other GSIs and meet five times each semester at CRLT to discuss teaching, consulting and careers in instructional development.

A subset of GSICs are also identified as Instructional Technology GSICs (IT-GSICs) due to their interest in using technology to support teaching. These IT-GSICs pursue additional training in the use of instructional technologies, plan and facilitate one or more workshops on using technology for teaching each semester, and occasionally consult with GSIs about using technology in the classroom. The IT-GSICs are part of the GSIC group and receive the same training, participate in monthly meetings at CRLT, and conduct midterm student feedbacks. Read more »

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What is the Graduate Student Instructional Consultants Program?

Graduate Student Instructional Consultants (GSICs) are a group of experienced GSIs and post-docs who work with CRLT on activities designed to promote excellence in graduate student teaching at Michigan. The intent of the GSIC program is to provide GSIs access to experienced peer consultants for guidance and support in their important roles as teachers. While GSIs benefit greatly from mentoring in their home departments, the GSIC program provides GSIs with an additional source of support – providing a safe and confidential place to explore teaching issues and discuss teaching problems. Any GSI can request a consultation with a Graduate Student Instructional Consultant by requesting a consultation through our website. Read more »

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This Occasional Paper summarizes the literature on GSI-faculty relationships in order to offer strategies for both GSIs and faculty to construct effective working partnerships. The nature of GSI-faculty teams varies widely across the University of Michigan, by factors such as size (some faculty supervise many GSIs, while others work with only one GSI), GSI responsibilities (such as grading, holding office hours, leading discussion sections, and studio or clinical work), discipline, and instructor identity.  As a result, this research is contextualized by recommendations drawn from the 2003 Provost’s Seminar on Graduate Students as Teachers, at which over 162 faculty and GSI attendees from fourteen UM schools and colleges strategized about ways to proactively cultivate effective GSI-faculty relationships and address problems when they occur.

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This Occasional Paper is designed to help experienced graduate students write a statement of teaching philosophy. The paper contains four sections. First, we offer suggestions for making a philosophy of teaching explicit and getting it on paper.  Second, we discuss research on characteristics of effective statements. Third, we introduce a rubric that can guide the development and crafting of a teaching statement that search committees will value.  Finally, we address questions that job candidates often raise about this sometimes perplexing document. 

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