Information About Graduate Student Instructors at the University of Michigan
The Role of GSIs
The Role of GSSAs
Facts and Figures
Employment Contract
Current Labor Negotiations

Information About Graduate Student Instructors and Staff Assistants at the University of Michigan

How Much GSIs Teach

Updated February 21, 2008

Number and percentage of Undergraduate Courses Taught by Faculty & Graduate Student Instructors

Percent of Student Credit Hours Taught by Graduate Student Instructors in Organized Undergraduate Course Sections


The following table represents the distribution of teaching by faculty and GSIs over individual courses, e.g. Psychology 111, regardless of how many sections of each course are offered. Courses offered in both terms are counted twice. Only organized courses are included; that is, the data excludes independent study.

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor Campus
Number and percentage of Undergraduate Courses
Taught by Faculty & Graduate Student Instructors

Fall 2006 & Winter 2007

Lower Division Courses (Courses Numbered 100-299)
Taught by: No. of Courses % of Total
Faculty Only
Faculty & GSI
GSIs Only
Total
669
378
75
1,122
60%
34%
7%
100%
Upper Division Courses (Courses Numbered 300-499)
Taught by: No. of Courses % of Total
Faculty Only
Faculty & GSI
GSIs Only
Total
1,735
410
30
2,175
80%
19%
1%
100%
All Undergraduate Courses (Courses Numbered 100-499)
Taught by: No. of Courses % of Total
Faculty Only
Faculty & GSI
GSIs Only
Total
2,404
788
105
3,297
73%
24%
3%
100%
Notes:
Courses offered in both terms are counted twice.
Includes organized courses only; that is, excludes independent study, and personalized system of instruction.
Excludes undergraduate courses in Dental Hygiene.
Source: CR01 CRAS data set for 2006-2007
Office of Budget and Planning, University of Michigan: 02/20/08
Back to top

The following table shows the percentage of teaching done by GSIs as measured by student credit hour. It captures the extent of each course (e.g., 2 hours vs. 4 hours), the number of course sections offered and the number of students enrolled in each section.

Percent of Student Credit Hours Taught by Graduate Student Instructors in Organized Undergraduate Course Sections

Fall 2006
Total Student Credit Hours Taught in All Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 372,938
Total Student Credit Hours Taught by GSIs in Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 82,718
GSI Teaching as a Percent of Total 22%
Winter 2007
Total Student Credit Hours Taught in All Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 346,437
Total Student Credit Hours Taught by GSIs in Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 71,922
GSI Teaching as a Percent of Total 21%
Academic Year 2006-2007 Total
Total Student Credit Hours Taught in All Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 719,375
Total Student Credit Hours Taught by GSIs in Organized Undergraduate Course Sections 154,640
GSI Teaching as a Percent of Total 21%
Notes:
Figures exclude independent study and PSI class sections.
Undergraduate courses are those with course numbers 499 or lower.
Figures exclude undergraduate courses in Dental Hygiene.
Source: CR01 CRAS data set for 2006-2007
Office of Budget and Planning, University of Michigan: 2/20/08
Back to top

Back to Facts & Figures index

GSI Employment by Unit (FTE)

GSI Employment by Unit (Headcount)

GSI Appointment Fraction Distribution

How Much GSIs Teach

How Much GSIs Are Paid

Recent History of GSI Salary Increases
  The Role of GSIs | Facts & Figures | Employment Contract | Negotiation Update | HOME

Information About Graduate Student Instructors at the University of Michigan

Site updated March 31, 2008

Current or prospective graduate students seeking information on obtaining GSI/GSSA appointments should contact the academic department where they are enrolled, or plan to enroll. Information on all University of Michigan academic departments is located at http://www.umich.edu/units.php

Those seeking appointments outside of their current field of study may want to visit the University site designed specifically for units that customarily hire graduate students from other departments. That site is located at: http://www.hr.umich.edu/acadhr/grads/

This site is designed to provide information about GSIs, especially related to contract negotiations.
If you have questions about information on this web site,
contact us: gsiadmin@umich.edu

© Copyright 2001-2010 The Regents of the University of Michigan