New Faculty Orientation & Back to School Series for New and Returning Faculty

PDADC#3, 2011-12

MEMORANDUM
To:
 Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
From:
 Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty and Academic Life
Date:
 July 21, 2011
Re:
 New Faculty Orientation & Back to School Series for New and Returning Faculty

 

I am pleased to announce a series of upcoming events for new and returning faculty hosted by the Office of the Vice-President and Provost and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), in partnership with the Office of the Vice President Research, Family Care Office. We encourage you to share this information with your new and returning faculty.

New Faculty Orientation Sessions
(NB: These sessions are for new tenure and teaching stream faculty) Getting Started at the University of Toronto - August 22, 2011 9:30am - 3:30pm (Main Dining Room, Faculty Club)

In this full-day session, new faculty will be introduced to the University of Toronto's structure, organization, culture and students. Following lunch (which will be provided), afternoon break-out sessions will focus on teaching-related topics and resources that support teaching at U of T. 
(NB: This session is open to ALL new tenure and teaching stream faculty.)

Research Orientation - August 24, 2011
1:00pm - 4:00pm (Upper Dining Room, Faculty Club)

In this session tenure-stream faculty will be provided with an overview of the resources available to support their research. They will be introduced to the range of funding opportunities and have a chance to ask questions about related protocols and procedures.
(NB: This session is open to tenure-stream faculty only.)

Creating a Successful Career Path as a Lecturer - August 24, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Primrose Room, Faculty Club)

Teaching-stream faculty are invited to attend this session for information on the career path of the lecturer and to hear from colleagues who will share their experiences and strategies for success.
(NB: This session is open to teaching-stream faculty only.)

Orientation for Partners and Spouses of New Faculty - August 24, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Main Lounge, Faculty Club)

Faculty Relocation Services and Dual Career Connection will provide partners and spouses of new faculty with an orientation to the city and an introduction to the job search process.  Resource people will be on hand to answer questions about housing, schools, immigration and benefits. If required, childcare will be available for children under 6 years of age.  Please request it when you register, giving the age(s) of your child(ren).

Welcome BBQ for New Faculty and their Families - August 24, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Main Dining Room & Patio, Faculty Club)

This year's orientation series will include a BBQ for new tenure and teaching stream faculty, their partners and families at the Faculty Club. The Family Care Office will provide activities for children during this event.
Please note: New tenure and teaching stream faculty will receive a personalized invitation via email to register and attend the New Faculty Orientation sessions.  A registration link will be provided in the email. 

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation's Back-to-School Workshop Series
(NB: These sessions are open to all new and returning faculty) From August 23 - 26, 2011 the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation will host a series of "Back-to-School" sessions on a range of teaching topics.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
9am - 12noon                    Setting the Tone for Success: The First Day and Beyond
1pm - 4pm                          Supporting Student Learning: What Instructors Can Do and Who Else Can Help

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
9am - 12noon                    Building a Blackboard Course
9am - 12noon                    Small Group Instructional Approaches to Engage and Enthuse Students

Thursday, August 25, 2011
9am - 12noon                    Assignment Design
1pm - 4pm                          Formative Assessment: How to Keep Teaching and Learning on Track

Friday, August 26, 2011
10am - 12noon                  The Course Life Cycle: Managing Your Course

To register for the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation's Back-to-School workshop series, please visit: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/about_ctsi/servicesexpertise/back-to-school.htm

For more information on any of these events, please contact Thuy Huynh, Programs Coordinator, CTSI at 416-946-3325; thuy.huynh@utoronto.ca, or Rong Wu, Program Assistant, CTSI at 416-946-3799; rong.wu@utoronto.ca.