GSI Teaching Orientation

Monday, August 27th from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm and
Tuesday, August 28th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm



Future orientation dates


The College of Engineering holds a separate Orientation for their GSIs. For more information, see

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Event Location: Michigan League
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CRLT’s GSI Teaching Orientation is designed to help new GSIs prepare for their initial teaching experiences. It also has proven to be a valuable event for more experienced GSIs and for graduate students who anticipate teaching in the future.

The Teaching Orientation is a perfect opportunity to gain teaching skills, to make connections with other GSIs, to allay some of the fears that an impending teaching assignment can create, and to learn about the resources that CRLT offers to GSIs. Past participants have found it valuable, stimulating, and full of great ideas to help spark their own teaching discoveries. 

Previous attendees reported that the Orientation increased their confidence about teaching and offered valuable pedagogical advice. The Orientation is also a great place to meet other GSIs, Graduate Student Mentors, and CRLT instructional consultants.

The Michigan League is wheelchair accessible. If you would benefit from other accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please let us know.

If you have questions about whether you are required to attend GSI Teaching Orientation, please speak with the GSI Coordinator in the department in which you will be teaching. If you would like more information about the Orientation or need accommodations, please contact Rachel Niemer (email: