Teaching Events for New and Returning Faculty

PDAD&C#9, 2014-15

To:  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs 
From:      Sioban Nelson, Vice Provost, Academic Programs and Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life
Date:  July 25, 2014
Re:  Teaching Events for New and Returning Faculty 
(New Faculty Orientation, Summer School Day, Back to School Workshop Series and Teaching  with Technology Fair) 

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 & Innovation, the Library, Dual Career Connection and the Family Care Office.  We encourage you to share this information with your new and returning faculty.
Please note: newly appointed tenure and teaching stream faculty and new permanent status librarians will receive a personalized invitation via email to register and attend the new faculty orientation.

NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION
Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:00am – 7:00pm
(NB: This day is for newly appointed tenure and teaching stream faculty and new permanent status librarians)
The New Faculty Orientation is intended to provide new faculty with an opportunity to network and create a community, introduce key resources and resource people, discuss teaching perspectives and best practices, and highlight some of UofT’s key policies.
This day will include sessions on teaching and supporting our students, a teaching and learning information fair, roundtable discussions with award-winning instructors, and break-out sessions tailored specifically to academic appointment types (a research orientation for tenure stream faculty, creating a successful teaching career path for lecturers, or an orientation for new librarians).  Partners and spouses of new faculty are also invited to attend an orientation in the afternoon, followed by a BBQ for faculty and their family at the end of the day.

CENTRE FOR TEACHING SUPPORT & INNOVATION’S TEACHING EVENTS FOR FACULTY
(NB: These sessions are open to all new and returning faculty and librarians)
In August and September 2014, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation will host a series of teaching-related events and workshops for faculty.

Thursday, August 14th
10:00am – 4:30pm: Instructor Summer School (Integrated Design: Principles & Practices for Planning Effective Courses, Assignments and Tutorials) 

Tuesday, August 26th
10am – 12pm: Setting the Tone for Success: The First Day and Beyond
1pm – 4pm: Discussion Techniques to Support Active Learning

Wednesday, August 27th
10am – 12pm: Myths & Realities about Grading
2pm – 4pm: Teaching with Academic & Collaborative Technologies at the U of T

Thursday, August 28th
9:30am – 12:30pm: How to Keep Teaching and Learning on Track 
2pm – 4pm: TBA

Thursday, September 4th
10:00am – 4:00pm: Teaching with Technology Fair

FULL PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION
Registration is required to participate!
Newly appointed tenure and teaching stream faculty and new permanent status librarians will receive a personalized invitation via email to attend the New Faculty Orientation on August 25th .  Registration link for the orientation will be provided in the email.

Newly appointed tenure and teaching stream faculty and new permanent status librarians will receive a personalized invitation via email to attend the New Faculty Orientation on August 25th .  Registration link for the orientation will be provided in the email.

To view the full program and to register for CTSI’s teaching events and workshops, please visit: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/about_ctsi/servicesexpertise/back-to-school.htm

If you have questions about any aspects of the programming, please contact Thuy Huynh, Programs Coordinator, CTSI at 416-946-3325 or thuy.huynh@utoronto.ca.