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To apply, all applicants MUST complete BOTH steps below to be considered for a GSI position.  BOTH are DUE BY Friday, 2/24/2017. All documents must be received by this date.
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Tentative GSI assignments will be announced the end of March.

Course Description

Fall 2017 GSI Job Descriptions listed below are for the Psychology courses which have tentatively been allocated graduate student instructor positions for the fall 2017 term.  In addition to applying, it is highly recommended graduate students contact the appropriate instructor regarding the position(s).  
 

Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Cindy Ann Lustig, 4016 East Hall, 734-647-6925clustig@umich.edu

Enthusiastic and creative GSIs needed to help guide students to understand the materials covered in lecture and readings and relate them to their everyday lives.  Background in Psychology helpful but not required.  GSIs are responsible for 3, weekly, 1-hour discussion sections, and 2 office hours per week held at regular times.  Discussion sections will reference materials presented in lecture and readings, but will focus more on introducing a more in-depth perspective and discussions of how the concepts relate to students’ own lives.  Running a discussion section entails preparing a syllabus, preparing weekly lessons, coordinating with the lecture, holding regular office hours, assisting with exam preparation and proctoring, responding to student emails, grading assignments, timely updating of grades on Canvas, and assigning and entering final grades. Please note: GSIs are expected to attend lecture and GSI meetings in which we will discuss pedagogy, lesson plans, and problems. 

 

Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
James Hoeffner, 2252 East Hall, 734-647-8543,  jhoeff@umich.edu

GSIs are responsible for 3, weekly, 1-hour discussion sections. Discussion sections (1) clarify materials covered in lecture and in the book, (2) introduce new material, and (3) provide a forum for students to discuss what they are learning. Running a discussion section entails preparing a syllabus, preparing weekly lessons, coordinating with the lecture, holding regular office hours, writing and proctoring exams, responding to student emails, grading assignments, maintaining a grade book, and assigning and entering final grades. Please note: GSIs are expected to attend lecture and GSI meetings in which we will discuss pedagogy, lesson plans, and problems. 

 

Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Shelly Schreier, 1253 East Hall, 615-7159, schreier@umich.edu

GSI responsibilities will include grading, keeping track of grades, holding office hours and review sessions. GSIs will also be responsible for some exam preparation, answering student emails, class attendance and weekly meetings for planning purposes. Responsibilities may also include finding and organizing class materials.

 

Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Marion Perlmutter, 2215 East Hall, 936-2067, perlmut@umich.edu

Enthusiastic, articulate, personable GSIs with background in Psychology are needed for Psych 111. GSIs are responsible for three weekly 1 hour discussion sections of 25 students each. Discussion sections are used to (1) clarify materials covered in lectures and texts, (2) engage students in active learning, and (3) provide students a forum to discuss what they are learning. In addition to leading discussion sessions, GSIs are expected to attend the two weekly lectures, one weekly GSI meeting, hold two hours per week of office hours, grade all Canvas submitted weekly assignments (within three business days of their due date), respond to all student emails (within one business day of their receipt), respond to student posted questions (within one business day of their posting), help write and proctor three exams, attend three exam review sessions, maintain Canvas gradebook, and submit final grades.



Psych 112 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY AS A NATURAL SCIENCE (0.5 FTE)
Brian Malley, 1269 East Hall, 615-7230, bmalley@umich.edu

Enthusiastic GSIs needed. GSIs are responsible for 3, weekly, 1-hour discussion sections. Discussion sections (1) clarify materials covered in lecture and in the book, (2) introduce new material, and (3) provide a forum for students to discuss what they are learning. Running a discussion section entails preparing a syllabus, preparing weekly lessons, coordinating with the lecture, holding regular office hours, writing and proctoring quizzes, responding to student emails, grading assignments, maintaining a grade book, and assigning and entering final grades. Please note: GSIs are expected to attend lecture and weekly GSI meetings in which we will discuss pedagogy, lesson plans, and problems.
 


Psych 211 PROJECT OUTREACH (0.5 FTE)
Jerry Miller, 1343 East Hall, 761-5347, jmmiller@umich.edu

GSIs are responsible for a section of approximately 80 Psych 211 students and 10 advanced undergrad group leaders.  Plan and coordinate all section activities; prepare section syllabus and readings; arrange for all guest lectures, films, etc.; select, coordinate and supervise all section placement agencies/sites; select, instruct, supervise and evaluate group leaders. Evaluation procedures include observation of groups, grading papers, etc. Conduct weekly section planning/supervision meeting with group leaders of 90 minutes. Direct weekly lecture/discussion of two hours.  Prepare and deliver several lectures each semester.  Resolve section problems, plan placement activities, evaluate student performance, etc. Work with faculty coordinator and other GSIs on overall course planning.  COMPETENCIES PREFERRED: Experience/commitment to both direct and preventive community service programming, optimally with the specified population. Knowledge of community service for specified populations. Knowledge of factors related to causation, maintenance and remediation of problems unique to each specified population. Previous experience in undergrad teaching and group facilitation.
 

Psych 223/UC 223 Entrepreneurial Creativity (0.5 FTE)

Eric Fretz, ebfretz@umich.edu

The Psychology Department is seeking Graduate Student Instructors to each teach two (2) sections each of Entrepreneurial Creativity for the fall 2017 term. This class is the LS&A core of the Entrepreneurship Minor and will explore the relation between creativity, innovation, and problem-solving processes. The selected candidates will each teach two of the discussion sections associated with Entrepreneurial Creativity. The lecture meets MW 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. The sections meet on Friday, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Responsibilities* Attend all lectures, operate the iClicker system during lecture as required, and post iClicker data to Canvas. Meet weekly with lecturer as required, hold weekly office hours for discussion section, creating and submitting regular reports (i.e., putting section attendance in Canvas). Respond to student email, questions, and concerns; grade two or three 1500-word reaction papers (per section); prepare and deliver one guest lecture (optional). Conduct discussion section activities and deliver content in discussion section as provided by lecturer. Supervise teams during section and provide them feedback utilizing rubric/checklist provided by lecturer. Create own discussion section activities and materials (as desired.)

Required Qualifications* Graduate student in good standing in social science or related field, completion of at least one year of graduate study. Familiarity with iClicker and Canvas LMS; strong English language and proof-reading skills.

Desired Qualifications* Experience or interest in post-secondary teaching and team skills. Experience or interest in entrepreneurship; strong interpersonal skills (comfortable providing direction to student teams). 

 

Psych 225 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (0.5 FTE)

Terri Conley, 3268 East Hall, 615-3985, conleyt@umich.edu

GSI will be expected to attend the lecture, to meet with the instructor one hour per week to plan sections, to meet with three one-hour sections per week, to hold office hours, and to grade the assignments.  A copy of a previous syllabus is available.  Students are expected to take weekly quizzes, write 3-4 brief response papers, and to participate actively in discussions and class activities.

 

Psych 230 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Jennifer Cummings, 1239 East Hall, 734-763-4360, jacummin@umich.edu

GSIs lead 3 discussion sections of 25 students each; prepare neuroanatomy demonstrations; grade projects or term papers; attend lecture; lead review session; administer and grade exams.  Attend weekly GSI meeting.  COMPETENCIES: Strong familiarity with topics in behavioral neuroscience (and some familiarity with topics in behavioral evolution, or willingness to learn).
 

 

Psych 240 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
William Gehring, 4052 East Hall, wgehring@umich.edu

GSIs conduct three discussion sections. Attend lecture.  Assist in preparing, administering, and scoring of exams.  Help students (by holding office hours and review sessions).  Help with short projects during the term. Hold weekly meetings with instructor.  GSI may be responsible for reading and evaluating a research report that students may produce. COMPETENCIES:  Familiar with cognitive psychology.
 

Psych 240 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)

Taraz Lee, 1004 East Hall, 734-764-2580, tarazlee@umich.edu

GSIs conduct three discussion sections. Attend lecture.  Assist in preparing, administering, and scoring of exams.  Help students (by holding office hours and review sessions).  Hold weekly meetings with instructor.  Prepare questions for practice quizzes and exams. Grade a paper that students produce. COMPETENCIES:  Familiar with cognitive psychology.


 

Psych 250 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Ioulia Kovelman, 2038 East Hall, 647-3712, kovelman@umich.edu

GSIs lead 3 discussion sections each week; help prepare and grade exams; conduct review sessions; grade papers; must attend lectures and a weekly GSI meeting. COMPETENCIES: Excellent knowledge of developmental psychology; clear communication style; previous teaching experience desirable; collaborative style; enthusiasm for students.

 

Psych 270 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Ed Chang, 2263 East Hall, 647-3876, changec@umich.edu

GSI is to meet regularly with the faculty member. Maintain and update master student record regularly. To assist with (objective) grading of quizzes and exams and assist with proctoring during exams. They will also provide students additional assistance with textbook readings (possibly).
 

Psych 280 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)

Allison Earl, 3243 East Hall, 734-763-1133, anearl@umich.edu

GSIs lead three discussion sections that will each meet for one hour. GSIs are expected to attend all lectures but are also encouraged to deliver one lecture. The discussion sections will be used primarily to conduct demonstrations and empirical projects, but also to review and discuss the material presented in lectures. A weekly meeting with the GSIs and the faculty member will be held to coordinate and review discussion section progress.

 

Psych 290 INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS (0.5 FTE)
Robin Edelstein, 3255 East Hall, 724-764-0693, redelste@umich.edu

GSIs lead three discussion sections that will each meet for one hour. GSIs are expected to attend all lectures but are also encouraged to deliver one lecture. The discussion sections will be used primarily to conduct demonstrations and empirical projects, but also to review and discuss the material presented in lectures. A weekly meeting with the GSIs and the faculty member will be held to coordinate and review discussion section progress.

 

Psych 302 RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (0.6 FTE, ULWR) 

Daniel Weissman, 3028 East Hall, 615-8038, danweiss@umich.edu

Each GSI will lead two 1.5 hour long laboratory sections per week, attend a single 1.5 hour lecture per week given by the professor, attend a weekly 90-minute meeting with the professor just after each weekly lecture (except for the Thanksgiving Holiday when the meeting will take place at an alternate time), prepare lesson plans and other materials for laboratory sections, grade student assignments, help to prepare multiple-choice exams, grade exams when necessary (usually not), provide feedback on student writing assignments,  grade student writing assignments, and tutor students during weekly office hours and at other individually-scheduled times.

 Specific laboratory section duties will include conducting computer-based reaction time experiments programmed by the professor, leading students through conducting statistical analyses of behavioral data (e.g., t-tests and ANOVAs) using Excel and SPSS, conducting analyses of fMRI data with Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) software using instructions provided by the professor, going over case studies of interesting patients with brain damage, creating Powerpoint presentations to review scientific articles and illustrate important concepts, grading students' Powerpoint and oral presentations of articles, and leading discussions of class readings. COMPETENCIES: Graduate-level background in cognitive neuroscience and previous experience with functional MRI (e.g., completion of Psych 840 and/or Psych 841).  This course satisfies the college upper-level writing requirement, and GSIs must complete the WRITING 993 training course. 

 

Psych 303 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY: ADVANCED LAB (0.6 FTE, ULWR)

Julie Boland, 3030 East Hall, 734-764-4488, jeboland@umich.edu

This laboratory course provides a general “how to” guide to research in psychology, including ethics, library research, study design, data collection and basic analyses, and APA-style writing. Each week, students attend a 90-minute lecture and a 90-minute lab. Each GSI is responsible for supervising TWO 20-student sections with exercises, reviews, and discussions planned by the team. The instructional team meets once a week for 75 minutes. Grading effort involves reviewing and commenting on drafts and grading papers. All students meet the Upper Level Writing Requirement in the college, and GSIs must have previously taken (or concurrently take) the 1 credit course, WRITING 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (http://lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduates/courses.html).

 

Psych/American Culture 325 Detroit Initiative: Community Research (0.5 FTE)

Instructor TBA

Psych/Amer Cult 325 focuses on the empowerment of urban families and communities. Psych 325 is both a didactic course that meets for three hours, twice/week and a fieldwork (service learning) placement for undergraduates. In the class, we cover topic-related readings and participatory activities designed to illustrate various identity and social justice issues. The course is an approved Race and Ethnicity (LS&A requirement) course. The GSI-coordinated fieldwork portion of the course consists of students signing up for service-learning positions at various community agencies in Detroit. These positions typically involve working with existing after-school programs with school age children. The GSI will be involved with helping to facilitate class sessions, assist with course development, and evaluate student work. Other aspects of the position include managing fieldwork and developing and grading assignments based on fieldwork. GSIs will also need to be comfortable discussing issues related to race and ethnicity, social justice and social power, poverty, inequity, community resources, and community agency work.

 

Psych 331 RESEARCH METHODS IN BIOPSYCHOLOGY  (0.6 FTE, ULWR)
Jennifer Cummings, 1524 East Hall, 734-763-4360, jacummin@umich.edu

GSIs lecture, meet with students, read and critique student papers and help students with all phases of writing a research paper. The supervisor will provide all lecture notes and lab materials. COMPETENCIES: Training in experimental design; writing skill; basic computer (MAC) competency. This course satisfies the college upper-level writing requirement, and the GSI must complete the WRITING 993 training course.
 

Psych 335 COMPARATIVE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (0.5 FTE)

Benjamin Dantzer, 4063 East Hall, 734-615-2352, dantzer@umich.edu

The GSI is required to lead 3 one-hour discussion sections per week; attend lecture and a weekly GSI meeting; assist the students in developing and carrying out ethograms and collecting behavioral data on squirrels on UM campus; leading discussions from original papers that students will read in conjunction with the text; assist in reading and evaluating up to three short-answer exams and other assignments.

 

Psych 337 HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR (0.5 FTE)

Jill Becker, 734-763-4363, jbbecker@umich.edu

The GSI is required to lead 3 one-hour discussion sections per week; attend lecture and a weekly GSI meeting; lead discussions from original papers that students will read in conjunction with the text; help students prepare oral presentations for delivery in discussion section or lecture; assist in reading and evaluating up to four short essay exams and other assignments.

 

Psych 345 HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Jillian Hardee, Dept of Psychiatry, 4250 Plymouth Rd., 734-232-0283, jhardee@umich.edu

Each GSI will lead two 2-hour discussion sections per week, attend two 1-hour lectures per week, and attend a weekly 1–1.5 hour weekly team meetings. Discussion section is not a review of lecture material, so GSIs will be involved in teaching their own discussion sections (which will be guided by the instructor and the GSI team). Each GSI will have some flexibility in planning and coordinating activities with other GSIs for discussion sections. Access to materials from previous years is available for guidance. Responsibilities include preparation of materials for discussion sections; leading guided discussions about case studies and videos of patients; creating activities for discussion section; grading quizzes; grading and proctoring exams (three 1-hour in-class exams); and holding office hours. COMPETENCIES: Familiarity either in cognitive neuroscience, biopsychology or cognitive psychology.  Excellent communication and organizational skills necessary, as is an enthusiasm for teaching.

 

Psych 351 ADVANCED LAB IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.6 FTE, ULWR)
E. Margaret Evans, 2254 East Hall, 734-764-2443, evansem@umich.edu

GSI handles a 1-1/2 hour section of 20 students each week. Responsibilities on that day include leading workshops and exercises on writing research reports, research methods, and data analyses and supervising practice with research protocols. In addition, GSIs supervise research studies conducted with preschool and elementary school children, hold office hours, grade APA reports and other written assignments, prepare research stimuli as necessary, analyze and summarize data, attend lecture and meet weekly with the instructor. They also consult individually with students on major writing assignments. COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of research design, patience, computer and statistical skills, strong background in developmental psychology, and good communication skills--written and verbal. This course satisfies the college upper-level writing requirement (ULWR), and GSIs must have previously taken or concurrently take the WRITING 993 training course. 

 

Psych 353 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (0.5 FTE)

Kathleen Jodl, 1043 East Hall, 734-647-3887, jodlkm@umich.edu

The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including holding office hours and responding to student e-mails, helping to develop and grade exams and 2-3 applied essays. The GSI should be familiar with psychological concepts related to social development to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet regularly with the instructor to discuss class issues and guidelines for grading. The GSI is also expected to proctor exams and help track and assign the final grades.

 

Psych 356 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)
Kai Cortina, 1109 East Hall, 734-615-3809, schnabel@umich.edu  

GSIs knowledgeable about cognitive development and learning sciences, motivational processes, and education are strongly encouraged to apply. GSIs will attend lecture, attend a weekly GSI meeting, and lead three discussion sections that will each meet for 1 hour per week. GSIs will create their own syllabi for discussion sections, plan and coordinate activities with other GSIs (with support from the course instructor and access to prior semester resources), grade papers, help create exams, and hold office hours. They will also manage iClicker technology and transfer data from iClicker to Canvas.  GSI's will have the option of giving a full class lecture.

 

Psych 373 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)

Sheryl Olson, 2270 East Hall, 647-3883, slolson@umich.edu

GSIs each lead three 1 hour discussion sections. GSIs are also encouraged to deliver one lecture, and are expected to attend all lectures. The discussion sections will be used primarily to conduct demonstrations and empirical projects, but also to review and discuss the material presented in lectures. A weekly meeting with the GSIs and the faculty member will be held to coordinate and review discussion section progress. GSI’s also help prepare, proctor and grade exams and papers.

 

Psych 380 TOPICS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)

Denise Sekaquaptewa, 3231 East Hall, 734-647-9685, dsekaqua@umich.edu

The GSI will teach three 1 hour sections per week.  The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including preparing exams, holding office hours and fielding some student e-mails, and grading exams and class projects (including term papers). The GSI should be sufficiently familiar with the course content to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss discussion section activities and the guidelines for grading. The GSI is also expected to help proctor exams, keep track of attendance, maintain the course Canvas site, and help compute and assign the final grades.

 

Psych 385 SEX AND SURVIVAL (0.5 FTE)

Josh Ackerman, 3227 East Hall, 734-647-9028, joshack@umich.edu

The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including grading exams and class projects based on guidelines provided by the instructor, holding office hours, fielding student e-mails, and maintaining the grading spreadsheets. The GSI should be sufficiently familiar with the course content to be able to assist students in need of extra support (therefore, lecture attendance is required). The GSI will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss various aspects of the course. The GSI is also expected to help proctor exams, as well as help compute and assign the final grades. 

 

Psych 388 NEGOTIATION (0.5 FTE)

Stephen Garcia, 741 Dennison, 615-2561, smgarcia@umich.edu

The GSIs will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including meeting and preparing for the course before the first day of class, preparing for each class, organizing and running negotiation simulations, holding office hours, fielding student e-mails, and grading all the assignments and final papers.  The GSIs will work with one another on an iterative basis to orchestrate the classroom environment. The GSIs will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss logistical issues. The GSIs are expected to attend the three-hour class sessions. Although there are no conventional “sections” per se, there will be negotiation simulations in the middle of the three-hour class session, and each GSI will have to supervise and administer the negotiation simulation among a subset of students. In addition, they will quantify and post negotiation outcomes from their subset of students and aggregate this data across GSIs (and the approximately 180 students) for immediate lecture discussion.

 

Psych 395 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE)

Mari Kira, 1536 East Hall, marikira@umich.edu

The GSI will teach three 1 hour sections per week.  The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including preparing exams, holding office hours and fielding some student e-mails, and grading exams and class projects (including term papers). The GSI should be sufficiently familiar with the course content to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss discussion section activities and the guidelines for grading. The GSI is also expected to help proctor exams, keep track of attendance, maintain the course Canvas site, and help compute and assign the final grades.

 

Psych 449 DECISION PROCESSES (0.5 FTE) 

J. Frank Yates, 3038 East Hall, 763-2092, jfyates@umich.edu

DUTIES: (a) attend class (two 1.5 hour sessions per week); (b) conduct two 1-hour discussion/review sessions each week; (c) prepare multiple-choice items for the midterm and final examinations; (d) grade project assignments and exams; (e) hold office hours (2 hours per week); (f) assist in demonstrations and their analysis; (g) maintain course records (e.g., in spreadsheets); (h) assist in maintenance of course Website. COMPETENCIES: (a) knowledge of the judgment and decision psychology literature; (b) skill at statistical analysis; (c) basic skills at record keeping in spreadsheets; (d) facility with Website maintenance, e.g., in Canvas.
 

Psych 613 ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS  (0.5 FTE)       

Adriene Beltz, 2227 East Hall, 734-647-6788abeltz@umich.edu    

 GSIs will assist with several aspects of the course and will attend lectures and weekly meetings with the instructor. Responsibilities include supporting student learning by holding office hours, arranging computer lab sessions, fielding questions via email, and helping maintain the course Canvas site. Responsibilities also include participating in student evaluations by assisting the instructor with the development of quizzes, problem sets, and exams, and by grading and preparing answer keys. GSIs must have a strong foundation in ANOVA/regression, a familiarity with other course content, and a solid background in statistical computing with SPSS and/or R.  


 

UC 320/Psych 310/SOC 320 TRAINING FOR INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FACILITATION* (0.5 FTE)
UC 321/Psych 311/SOC 321 PRACTICUM FOR INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FACILITATORS* (0.5 FTE)


*These GSI positions are handled by IGR.  See job posting # 137226 at umjobs.org to apply; contact Adrienne Dessel (adessel@umich.edu) with any questions after viewing the IGR job posting, or call the Program on Intergroup Relations at 734.936.1875.  Note, job IGR #137226 posting dates may differ from the Psych #132588 posting dates.

The Program on Intergroup Relations is seeking graduate students for two fall term courses. These two courses first train and then support, respectively, the student peer leaders who facilitate in IGRs premiere intergroup dialogues program.

IGR GSIs are part of a dynamic teaching team of instructors and practitioners who meet weekly to plan and implement the course strategy.  GSIs are equal partners in the grading, teaching, and evaluation of students in these courses.  The GSI position is a 50% appointment.  Knowledge of intergroup relations, social justice education and/or experiential learning is strongly preferred.

 

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Responsibilities*

Additional responsibilities are listed for each specific position in the GSI course descriptions.
 
REQUIRED TRAININGS - There are trainings required each term for PSYCH GSIs, new and returning, as listed below.  It is your responsibility to plan your travel and other responsibilities around these training sessions.
 
ALL who will be First Time GSIs* for the Department of Psychology  are required to attend BOTH of the following trainings:
 
1.      Psychology Department New GSI Orientation:  Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - 9am-2pm, B247 EH.   *Psych grad students who took Psych 609 Teaching Academy DO NOT have to attend the New GSI Orientation.
 
2.       Center for Research on Learning and Teaching GSI Teaching Orientation (CRLT GSITO):  Monday, August 28  AND Tuesday, August 29, 2017,  8:15am-4:30pm; both days required
 
In addition, an optional Psychology Department New GSI Follow Up may be held in late Sept/early Oct.
 
 
 
ALL RETURNING GSIs, who have taught for the Psych Dept. in a Prior Term:
 
 It is recommended returning Psych GSIs attend a CRLT Seminar during the Fall 2017 term. Seminars will be listed on the CRLT website closer to the start of the term - www.crlt.umich.edu/events .  

Required Qualifications*

Applicant must be a graduate student in good standing at the University of Michigan. Applicant must not have exceeded the College's Ten Term Rule.  Additional qualifications are listed for each specific position in the course descriptions.

ALL GSIs who are teaching ULWR courses for the first time which include a Sweetland Writing Center percentage are required to attend a 1 credit course, WRITING 993 in the Fall 2017 term (offered either Tuesdays 4pm-6pm or Wednesdays 9am-11am).

Desired Qualifications*

Additional qualifications are listed for each specific position in the GSI course descriptions.

Contact Information

Carefully read instructions on how to apply. If you have questions, contact Megan Leonard (mwolgast@umich.edu, 734-764-2580) in the Psychology Student Affairs Office, 1343 EH.

Decision Making Process

Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and note their preferences and indicate any applicants deemed unqualified.

Selection Process

Faculty recommendations, relevance to graduate training and academic preparation for teaching the course are considered. Psychology Ph. D graduate students will have priority in placement.

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