Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Winter 2015 Agenda


Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

at the Michigan League


Please bring your MCard and consider dressing in layers since Michigan League rooms vary in temperature. 

8:15-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Ballroom)
8:30-8:50 a.m. Opening Plenary (Ballroom)
8:55-9:50 a.m. TBD: Welcome to Teaching, CRLT Players (Ballroom)
9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Inclusive Teaching in the First Week and Beyond  

Grouped by Discipline:

  • STEM
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Lunch (Ballroom)
  Services for Students with Disabilities Presentation 11:40 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
  Graduate Employees Organization Presentation 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:20-1:05 p.m. Afternoon Plenary: Research-based Principles for Teaching (Ballroom)
1:15-2:45 p.m. Practice Teaching
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (see session descriptions here)
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Facilitating Group Work in Labs and Discussions
  • Identity and Authority in the Classroom
  • Leading Problem Solving Sessions
  • Teaching Effectively with Technology

If you have questions, contact Amber Smith (