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The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) supports graduate student teaching through a series of collaborative efforts across campus.

LSA works with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), the Rackham Graduate School (Rackham), and English Language Institute (ELI) to support and promote seminars, trainings, and workshops to prepare graduate students for their role in the classroom at UM and as future faculty. 

Please visit the links listed below to learn more about resources offered.


Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) 

Formed in 1974, GEO is a union representing graduate student instructors (GSIs) and graduate student staff assistants (GSSAs) at the University of Michigan.

Center for Academic Innovation: Online Teaching (CAI)

Whether you are just exploring the idea of teaching online or you are preparing to develop and teach an online or hybrid course, Online Teaching at U-M can help.


Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

The mission of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching in all 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.


Community Engaged Course Design Workshop (Ginsberg & Rackham)

The Community Engaged Course Design Workshop (previously named the Engaged Pedagogy Initiative) is an intensive, semester-long professional development workshop for graduate students in any field interested in teaching a community engaged learning course.  During the program, students explore the theoretical foundations, ethical implications, and practice of community engaged teaching in order to design a syllabus for a community engaged course rooted in their field of study. The program counts towards LSA’s training requirements for graduate students serving as instructors of record. 

English Language Institute (ELI)

ELI provides language, academic, and intercultural instruction for international students and scholars and others who speak English as a second language; language and pedagogy courses for international Graduate Student Instructors; and ESL/EFL teacher preparation courses for undergraduates.