Graduate Student Instructors (GSI)
Teaching is considered an important part of graduate training, and each student in the program will normally serve several times as an instructor.
- Applications for GSI appointments are distributed each spring, usually in March or April.
- Appointments are announced before the end of the spring semester.
- First-year graduate students do not normally serve as GSIs.
To qualify as a GSI
- Students in Western art must have satisfied both language requirements.
- Students in Asian art must have satisfied one language requirement and be making good progress in the second.
- Students in Ancient art must satisfy their Modern language requirement and be making good progress with their ancient language requirement.
- Before teaching begins, all students must clear from their record any incomplete grades more than a year old. Moreover, per Graduate Division policy, GSIs may not have more than two incompletes at the time teaching begins.
First Time GSI
- All first-time GSIs are required to attend an orientation workshop sponsored by the University, as well as the pedagogy course offered in the department each year.
- Mandatory training and pedagogy sessions are offered at the start of each semester for all GSIs.
- First-time international GSIs must pass an exam to demonstrate English language proficiency.
- GSI-Guide "What you need to know..."
- Checklist for first time GSIs
- Summary of Eligibility for Graduate Student Academic Appointments
- Fee Remissions 2013
- Union Contract Information (Human Resources site)
- Childcare Reimbursement Program (Human Resources site)
- Language Proficiency Testing for GSIs
- Academic Appointments Office (for general policies and procedures)
- For GSIs: Getting help for a student in concern
- Grading Student Work
- GSI Teaching and Resource Center: The GSI Teaching & Resource Center is an academic unit of the Graduate Division that provides resources and services for graduate students as they develop their professional skills in teaching in higher education.