Resources

Graduate Student Instructors may find these links helpful throughout the course of the term.

The Benefits Office

Start here for questions regarding your health care coverage including medical, dental, and optical insurance.

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

CRLT hosts numerous workshops and seminars designed to help new and seasoned GSIs improve their understanding of pedagogy. They also host new GSI orientation in the Fall and Winter terms. This orientation is required of any new GSI teaching in the Department of Communication Studies.

The English Language Institute (ELI)

The English Language Institute was established in 1941 as the first English language research and teaching program of its kind in the United States. Since its founding, the ELI has become a leader in language teaching, learning, and assessment, in applied linguistics research, and in teacher education at the University of Michigan and throughout the world.

The Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing

The Sweetland Center for Writing was established to ensure that all students who graduate from LSA know how to write well. Founded on the concept that writing is central to the mission of the College, the Center takes a comprehensive approach to its mission by tutoring students in their writing, supporting faculty in their course development, and conducting research on the pedagogy of writing in order to develop the most effective methods for teaching.

The Graduate Employees Organization (G.E.O.)

The Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) is the labor union representing Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSAs) at the University of Michigan.

Information About Department GSI/GSSA Job Postings

This is a link to LSA's Academic Human Resources website about GSI and GSSA postings. It includes links to information about departmental hiring practices, as well as useful information about posting and hiring practices.