A Graduate Assistant Instructor supports the teaching mission of the unit in a more advanced capacity than a teaching assistant by serving as instructor of record for a lower division course or courses (numbered 100-299). Graduate Assistant Instructors must complete additional training prior to serving as an instructor of record.
The combined load of teaching responsibilities and graduate course enrollment may not exceed 15 hours per semester.
The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) mentors graduate students via the Best Practices in Mentoring and College Teaching (BPMCT) training program. The Graduate School encourages all graduate students who have an interest and passion for teaching to complete the BPMCT training program. The BPMCT training program must be completed if a graduate student wishes to serve as an instructor of record under the Graduate Assistant Instructor (GAI) designation. If you are interested in completing the BPMCT training program, please send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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