GEO/GSI Information

GEO – UM 2023-2026 Contract
The agreement between The Regents of the University of Michigan & Graduate Employees’ Organization effective August 25, 2023 through May 1, 2026.

GSI Orientation Template
This template is provided to all GSIs and is also the agenda for the GSI orientations each fall and winter.

Taubman College Class Size Policy
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s class size policy effective January 1, 2024.

Masters Students by Unit
This page is updated each year to reflect the prior academic year’s (fall and winter) percentage of master’s students who worked as a GSI or GSSA by department.

Good standing definition(s)

Taubman College Good Standing Definition: To be in good standing in the undergraduate degrees, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0 for the term just concluded and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. To be in good standing in the graduate degrees, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the term just concluded and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Students interested in returning to the architecture or urban and regional planning program(s) who have not been enrolled for more than 12 months must formally apply for readmission. Inquiries should be directed to The application for readmission should be filed no later than two months before the beginning of the term of re-enrollment. No application fee is required.

Rackham policies apply to Taubman College students enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research, the Ph.D. in Architecture, the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning degree programs as well as the Healthy Cities, Real Estate Development, and Urban Informatics graduate certificates.

Rackham Graduate School Good Standing Definition: A student in good academic standing is making satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements and is within the time limits of the degree program, including approved extensions (sections 3,4.4.1,5); is demonstrating an ability to succeed in the degree program; and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.


GSI Job Description Template
This template reflects the GEO posting language for graduate student instructor positions.

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