Unless otherwise indicated, sessions occur in the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) Classroom in the Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 128.
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Intensive Summer Teaching Institute
Sunday, August 12 ~ Friday, August 17, 2007, HHB 128
In response to requests from a variety of colleagues at UVic, we have designed this Intensive Summer Teaching Institute both for new instructors who come to the university without having had the opportunity for training in teaching in their previous institution and also for experienced instructors already here who might not previously have had the chance to learn about current best practices in teaching in order to implant them in their disciplinary context. The goals and content of the Institute are designed to complement and dovetail with those of the Orientation for New Faculty, Instructors and Librarians held each August just before classes start. Participants can therefore go straight from the Institute into the Orientation and hence well-prepared to the classroom.
In addition to microteaching opportunities and the unique features of the UVic teaching environment, the sessions will deal with such topics as large and small class teaching, teaching and learning strategies, syllabus construction, grading student performance, and developing one’s own teaching dossier. Our intent is to make a real difference in how you approach your teaching, save you some time in your teaching preparations, improve your satisfaction with the learning outcomes of your students, and above all put you in a position to assume your UVic teaching responsibilities this year with increased competence and confidence.
Program and Application Form
2007 Orientation for New Faculty, Instructors, Librarians and Sessionals
Sunday, August 19 ~ Thursday, August 23, 2007
HHB Lobby, 105, 110, 116, 120 and 128
New Faculty, Instructors, Librarians and Sessionals will be provided with the tools needed to build a strong foundation for success in teaching, service and research (if appropriate) at UVic, as well as an orientation to the broad range of services and programs that can help you achieve your goals. A clear focus for the orientation is the chance to start to build community that will support you and your family now and into the future. This orientation is for anyone who is new or new-ish to UVic. Please note; many colleagues are new to UVic but have worked at other institutions, so the orientation is designed with this in mind and caters just as well to mid-career professionals moving to Victoria.
Agenda and Registration Form