Session on Management and Orientation of Stipend and Part time Instructors

PDAD&C #53, 2002-2003


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Vivek Goel, Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty
DATE:   March 26, 2003
RE:   Session on Management and Orientation of Stipend and Part-time Instructors

Revised March 28, 2003:
- venue changed from Croft Chapter House to Bahen Centre
- lunch will be served

I am writing to invite you to a lunch-hour session on orientation of stipend and part-time instructors, being offered on Monday, April 14th, from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street. Lunch will be served. With increasing enrolment and the arrival of the double cohort, we are relying more and more on the teaching resources of those employed on a casual or part-time basis, many of whom have limited contact with the University. The main purpose of this session is to discuss ways in which we can more effectively integrate stipend and part-time instructors into our community and provide opportunities for them to develop their teaching skills.

This session is designed specifically for academic administrators whose academic units employ stipend and part-time instructors and will be structured around three main objectives:

  1. To communicate our expectations for academic administrators in respect to management of stipend and part-time instructors. We will focus specifically on the policies governing these appointments; the orientation of instructors; the kind of guidance that you should provide; and procedures for accountability for their performance.
  2. To provide information to you on the services that are available and the strategies that we are planning to better integrate stipend and part-time instructors.
  3. To discuss what kinds of information, teaching development, and supports should be in place for stipend and part-time instructors.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Snowden, Assistant Vice-Provost at 416-978-4578 or Pam Gravestock, Assistant Director, Office of Teaching Advancement, at 416-946-8585. I encourage you and any other colleagues from your unit who might benefit to attend this important session.