See organizer’ page for details. While graduate students do not need to become experts in how students learn, a basic understanding of the research on learning can enable GSIs to make informed teaching decisions. Drawing on research findings from neuroscience, … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. Featuring experienced GSIs from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, this workshop will introduce participants to research-based teaching practices and feedback strategies that help undergraduates improve their academic writing. Participants will learn strategies for teaching … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. This workshop is designed to help GSIs understand the character and consequences of microaggressions, and to help them begin to develop the tools to address them in their role as instructors. For those who attended … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. Are you responsible for designing a course and syllabus for this coming spring or next summer? Are you interested in developing a syllabus for the academic job search? In this workshop, participants will learn ways … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. Improve your teaching and enhance student learning through the use of mid-semester evaluations and Classroom Assessment Techniques. Know how to respond productively to student feedback and use the information you receive on final course evaluations … Continued
The Department of Linguistics is seeking one GSI for Spring 2018 to teach: Ling. 5: Language and Linguistics MWF 2 – 3 pm with Professor Larry Hyman The GSI must attend lecture and teach three sections as listed: Tu 8 … Continued
GSIs and GSRs are invited to join instructors, researchers, and academic support staff in celebrating the grand opening of the Academic Innovation Studio. Learn how the AIS can help you and your teams make the most out of campus technologies … Continued
These steps could save you time and potential delays in service: Check your CalCentral My Finances or My Academics pages online to see if your question can be answered there. Contact your home department’s Graduate Student Affairs Officer (GSAO) for assistance. … Continued
Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) is new a place where Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers can receive support and find inspiration for teaching and learning, and research tools on campus. Consultation, workshops, showcases, meetups, seminars and more are held regularly. … Continued
The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested … Continued
February 24, 2014 1-2:30 pm at 110 Sproul Hall Grading brings stress to GSIs and students alike. While students are anxious about the outcome, GSIs are concerned with exercising good judgment, grading fairly, and simply getting through a large set of exams, … Continued
February 21, 2014 1-2:30 pm at 110 Sproul Hall How did you learn to grasp the form and value of a scientific article? How did you learn to track the argument in a theory chapter, or analyze a lyric poem? Students are assigned … Continued
The following workshops, sponsored by the GSI Teaching & Resource Center, fulfill requirements of the Center’s Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Supporting Student Inclusion and Well-Being October 21, 2013, 3-4:30 pm 110 Sproul Hall Syllabus and Course Design November 5, … Continued
Dear Graduate Students, As the spring semester drew to a close, I enjoyed several opportunities to celebrate great teaching by graduate students. At the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award ceremony on the first of May at International House, we acknowledged … Continued
So far, nobody’s let the cat out of the bag, so the surprise has been total in every case. Despite Berkeley’s long tradition of protest and California’s reputation for spontaneity, faculty members here simply don’t expect to be interrupted by outsiders while they’re teaching a class. When it dawns on them that the invasion brings unexpected but happy news for them personally, decorum goes out the window.
GSIs: do you have a great mentor? Nominate by March 5. Mentoring award nominations: Nominations closed February 3 for the Graduate Division’s Sarlo Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Awards, but one category remains open until March 5: the … Continued
(Several workshops in our fall series have already taken place, but more are coming up, as detailed below.) GROW Workshop September 20 (Tuesday), 2 to 4 p.m., 110 Sproul Hall How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal Registration is required … Continued
A professional development series for Graduate Student Instructors presented by the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching & Resource Center, these Workshops on Teaching cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience and offer GSIs, and … Continued
Outstanding GSIs, and mentors of GSIs, were honored in droves over the past few weeks. We’ll be saying more, in detail and with pictures, in the near future, but meanwhile here are the categories — at least those which fall under the umbrella of the Graduate Division (and, in one case, its partner, the Graduate Assembly).
Here is the the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s spring schedule of Workshops on Teaching, a professional development series for GSIs. These workshops cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of … Continued
276 GSIs from 61 graduate programs were granted this recognition, which is now just over a decade old. The award recognizes the excellence of their teaching. Selections are made according to detailed guidelines, following criteria which may include skills in presenting course materials, capacity to promote critical thinking, and skills in developing course materials that promote learning, as well as evidence such as evaluations by students, letters of nomination by faculty or students, and classroom observation by faculty.
The Graduate Division’s Teaching Effectiveness Awards were presented May 13 in the Women’s Faculty Club. The winners identified a teaching/learning problem in their own classes, laboratories, and sections, then came up with a method, strategy, or idea to address the problem, implemented it, measured its effectiveness, and described the process in an essay. Their essays become part of a permanent archive.
The Graduate Division, which oversees graduate education at Berkeley, and the Graduate Assembly, the grad students’ government, are making up for lost time. For decades, the campus did little to reward the vital role many faculty members play as mentors to their students. Countering that non-trend, the two groups have joined forces for the third year in a row, presenting their own faculty honors in a combined ceremony.
The GSI Center: from baby steps to national example BEING A GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR is not only a good way to offset the expenses of your graduate education, it’s a heck of a good way to develop your skills and … Continued
When I was a graduate student, I was a teaching assistant (more than once) for a very inspiring mentor, a man named Manos Vakalo. His teams of teaching assistants had remarkable autonomy. He never questioned a grade we gave, and he always treated us as respected equals. In retrospect, we could be dumb at times; I remember bringing beer to a critique for our undergraduates, and Manos simply raising an eyebrow in reprimand. That, however, was enough. He had remarkable expressions, every one of which I think I could still imitate perfectly today, nearly 20 years later.
As a GSI for Finance (BA 103) and Managerial Accounting (BA 102B), William “Willy” Wong, MBA ’05, would offer “numerous review sessions and have 12-hour-long office-hour visits,” wrote one of the 37 student who nominated him for heroic status. Another singled out the “large packets of material [he prepared] to help us learn the subject matter, which must have taken him many hours each time” — packets that “if compiled fully, will rival the class textbooks,” said another admirer. When one student was having trouble obtaining internships, Wong gave him advice, then offered to look over his résumé, as he did for several others. And his 24/7 help was nondiscriminating: roughly half of the 37 survey respondents admitted that they were not even enrolled in one of his sections.