Web Resources for GSIs

We have collected a variety of electronic resources to help you as you begin your teaching experience. Each resource is briefly described.

Preparing to Teach Your Class

“A Guidebook for University of Michigan Graduate Student Instructors:
Strategies and Resources for New and Experienced GSIs”

A teaching resource that offers practical guidelines and strategies to help new and experienced GSIs navigate their instructional roles and responsibilities.

Teaching Strategies and Disciplinary Resources Website

Includes links to online articles, bibliographies, syllabi, and other resources instructors can use as reference materials for teaching.

Teaching Strategies and Preparing Future Faculty Texts (.pdf)

We have collected a variety of electronic resources to help you as you begin your teaching experience. Each resource is briefly described.

Academic Calendars and Religious Holidays

Bookmark the Provost's Events Calendar for easy access to U-M's academic calendar (by semester), as well as a current list of religious holidays and U-M's policy regarding conflicts between academic requirements and religious obligations.

Wolverine Access Faculty (GSI) Business

Your gateway to the Faculty Center where you'll access teaching related resources and tasks (e.g., class rosters, grade rosters, and class details) for each class you have been assigned.

See the overview flyer and demonstration on the Faculty Center Help Menu.

Your access to Faculty Business is automatically granted one-day after you've been assigned a class in Wolverine Access. Use the Faculty Center Help pages to view demonstrations or refer to step-by-step procedures.

Support and Programs for GSIs

University of Michigan Student Profile (.pdf)

This ten year comparison of entering student surveys contains valuable
information about changes in students' backgrounds, activities,
beliefs and goals. University of Michigan students who entered in
1997 are compared with first-year students who began in 2007.

CRLT Occasional Papers

These publications present research and best practices on various teaching and learning topics that are relevant to both GSIs and faculty at the University of Michigan.

CRLT Seminar Series

CRLT seminars for GSIs and faculty on topics relevant to their teaching and student learning, with new topics every term.

U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate

An opportunity for graduate students to document, integrate, synthesize, and be recognized for one’s professional development as a college-level instructor.  Participants complete professional development activities in five areas: orientation to college-level teaching, learning about teaching methods, instructional practice, mentorship on teaching, and reflection on teaching and learning.

Rackham-CRLT May Seminar on Preparing Future Faculty

A seminar on college teaching designed to help prepare senior graduate students for their first faculty positions.  Seminar themes include the institutional structure of higher education, faculty work-life, the academic job search, and effective and reflective teaching.  Acceptance of an application is required to participate in this month-long program.

Getting Ready for an Academic Career: Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference

A half-day conference designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for the transition to faculty jobs.  Participation is open to all graduate students.

Rackham-CRLT Graduate Student Mentorship Program

A program offering graduate students an opportunity to meet faculty at nearby colleges and universities, to work together on teaching and learn about students and campus life at places other than U-M.

Teaching with Technology Facilities and Service Providers

Lists topics on teaching and public speaking as well as research and publishing and then indicates which University departments are equipped to assist instructors with these topics.  Contact information for these departments is also provided.

University of Michigan Libraries

The University Library has a variety of instructional offerings at all levels of research experience and for all subjects, whether you are looking for instruction for yourself, a group, or a class you teach.

The English Language Institute: GSI Instruction

ELI offers workshops and courses designed to improve the classroom English language skills of prospective and current GSIs from non-English-medium undergraduate backgrounds.

Arts at Michigan Course Connections Program

Arts at Michigan funding for instructors who want to incorporate arts-based learning in the curriculum of any undergraduate course at U-M.

Support/Accommodations for Your Students

Academic Advising Resources

Smart Tips for Smart Students

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS services aimed at helping students resolve personal difficulties and acquire the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will enable them to take full advantage of their experiences at the University of Michigan. 

Services for Students with Disabilities

Information on how instructors can support and accommodate students with disabilities.

Services for Students with Disabilities Faculty Handbook (.pdf)
“Making Accommodations For Students with Disabilities: A Guide
  for Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors”
by Crisca Bierwert, 2002. (pdf)

Student Life

Invaluable resources and information for faculty and staff regarding support that is available to students on campus, such as: Campus Information Centers (CIC), The Career Center, Dean of Students, International Center, Spectrum Center, Student Legal Services, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), University Health Service, etc., etc.

Students with Children

This site is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/family care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information.

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