Mandatory for Prospective GSIs in LSA - Nomination by LSA Department Required
International GSIs improve classroom communication skills and practice reflective teaching methods while, at the same time, receive language and teaching feedback from peers, undergraduates, and instructors. Participants increase awareness and control of the language of the classroom, explore current current pedagogical theories, and practice a diverse array of teaching skills in a realistic classroom setting in front of actual U-M undergraduates. Participants also learn about the University of Michigan’s diverse undergraduate population, campus culture, and resources.
Course assignments include video-recorded practice teaching and feedback, office hour role-plays, and observations. They receive feedback from instructors, from experienced GSIs and GSMs, and from current U-M undergraduates.
Winter Semester: In Winter, ELI 994 is a 10week course for currently-enrolled GSIs in LSA.
Summer Semester: In Summer, ELI 994 is a 3-week Intensive course for new LSA graduate students.