The GSA program is interested particularly in students who ask this. Join the GSA program and you can experience and learn about facilitation and peer review work. (The etymology for the word “facilitate” includes meanings such as to promote, or to enable with ease, and is widely used today to describe working with groups. Peer means “co-member” or “colleague.”)
All types of people have the aptitude and potential to become a GSA. Members of the learning community represent diverse capabilities and personalities. Each works to grow and release their potential.
They appear as senior students not far apart in years, friendly, and ready with appropriate advice. They are also role models.
The University of California at Berkeley and California Institute of Technology have similar systems.
Tokyo Tech has embarked on the first large-scale program in Japan.
No. The sequence can be chosen freely.
It is not like a national certification. The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Tokyo Tech certifies and confers the certification (GSA Certificate).
The program is established principally for graduate-program students, but doctoral-program students may also work as GSAs and receive GSA certification.