GSITO

Before each fall and winter term CRLT hosts the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation to prepare new GSIs to teach at UM.  Our winter orientation will be held on January 6th in the Michigan League from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The orientation provides opportunities for new GSIs across campus to think deliberately about how to engage and support the learning of every student in their classes. It features a range of activities and sessions that highlight resources and strategies to help participants succeed as teachers at U-M. These include:

  • Performances by the CRLT Players that invite participants to reflect upon challenges and strategies for including all students equitably in classes in every discipline
  • Concurrent sessions addressing the full gamut of GSI teaching responsibilities in and out of the classroom: e.g., facilitating discussions and groupwork, evaluating student writing, and teaching effectively with technology
  • Workshops on inclusive teaching in the first weeks and beyond 
  • Practice teaching with feedback from new GSIs in other fields.

This winter the Engineering and Central Campus teaching orientations will be combined into one event. For more information, see the GSITO registration pageRead more »

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CRLT staff are busy preparing orientation programs for new Graduate Student Instructors across campus. Our fall GSI Teaching Orientation is coming up on August 25-26 in the Michigan League, followed by an orientation for Engineering GSIs on August 28. Every fall, hundreds of graduate students who are teaching for the first time at U-M attend our orientations. 

These programs provide opportunities for new GSIs across campus to think deliberately about how to engage and support the learning of every student in their classes. They feature a range of activities and sessions that highlight resources and strategies to help participants succeed as teachers at U-M. These include: Read more »

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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! Read more »

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