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Insights of a Graduate Student Instructor


Are you a graduate student instructor? Do you work closely with graduate student instructors? Do you ever wonder about the unique challenges and advantages a GSI has in the classroom?  In this open discussion workshop we will examine recently developed protocols for peer observation and self observation to help GSI improve as developing instructors. 

About the Presenter

Robert Vandermolen is a graduate student instructor (GSI) at the University of South Carolina. He has won the outstanding teaching award from both the mathematics department and the graduate school. Vandermolen has spent the last year participating in the NSF funded research experiment: Peer Mentorship Program. as a mentor. He has also received a grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence to develop software to analyze recorded lectures with some of the observation protocols of the peer mentorship program. 

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