Orientation for New Western Faculty - Thursday, August 25

Orientation for New Western Faculty - Thursday, August 25

Each year, the Teaching Support Centre hosts an orientation to teaching for faculty members who are new to teaching or those new to Western University.  We welcome newly hired faculty (full-time and part-time) as well as faculty who may have missed out on the orientation in the past year. The program introduces new faculty to colleagues and support groups within the University and features advice from veteran new faculty.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, August 22 in Room 258, the D.B. Weldon Library.

TIME

 

9:00 - 9:45

 

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Nanda Dimitrov (Acting Director, Teaching Support Centre)

Karen Campbell (Vice-Provost, Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty)

 9:45 - 10:45

 

 RULES AND RHYTHM OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Mike Atkinson (Teaching Fellow, Teaching Support Centre)

This session will provide you with information about the structure of the academic year, including what to include in your course syllabus, exam and assignment policies, and important deadline dates during the year.


10:45 – 11:00


REFRESHMENT BREAK (Room 122, Weldon Library)

11:00 - 11:30

WHO ARE OUR WESTERN STUDENTS?

Christopher Alleyne (Acting Executive Director of Residences)

In this session, you will learn about the demographics, profiles, and academic backgrounds of students at Western.

 11:30 – 12:00

WHAT DO I DO NOW? - CASE STUDIES ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Nanda Dimitrov (Acting Director, Teaching Support Centre)

In this session, you will become familiar with strategies for responding to complex student requests and challenging classroom management situations through case studies focusing on ethical issues in the context of grade appeals, accommodations and communication with students and TAs.

 12:30 – 1:15

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH (Room 122, Weldon Library)

1:15 - 2:15

ELEARNING AT WESTERN

Gavan Watson (Associate Director eLearning, Teaching Support Centre)

This session offers an introduction to a suite of institutionally-supported academic technologies that faculty can access in their classrooms to build student engagement and support student learning.

 

2:15 - 2:45

TEACHING RESOURCE FAIR (Room 122, Weldon Library)

Meet representatives from a variety of campus services. Refreshments will be available.

•Book Store at Western
•Campus Computer Store
•Classroom Technology Group
•Equity & Human Rights Services
•Indigenous Services
•Instructional Technology Resource Centre
•Office of the Ombudsperson
•Student Development Centre
•Student Success Centre
•Wellness Education Centre
•Western International
•Western Libraries
•Copyright @ Western

2:45 – 3:45

REFLECTIONS/ADVICE FROM VETERAN NEW FACULTY

Panelists to be announced.

3:45 - 4:00 

Q & A - TEACHING AT WESTERN

Mike Atkinson (Teaching Fellow, Teaching Support Centre)