New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation - August 25, 2016
Room 258, Weldon Library 

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.

Resources from the 2016 orientation:

2016 Printable Program (PDF)

Time     

 

 

9:00 - 9:45

 

 

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Nanda Dimitrov (Acting Director, Teaching Support Centre)

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

Gloria Leckie (Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program, Teaching Support Centre)

 

9:45 - 10:45

 

 

RULES AND RHYTHM OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Mike Atkinson (Teaching Fellow, Teaching Support Centre)


10:45 – 11:00


REFRESHMENT BREAK (Room 122, Weldon Library)


11:00 - 11:30


WHO ARE OUR WESTERN STUDENTS?

Christopher Alleyne (Assistant Director, Residence Engagement)

Mike Atkinson (Teaching Fellow, Teaching Support Centre)

 

11:30 – 12:00

 

COPYRIGHT AND THE CLASSROOM @ WESTERN 

Tom Adam (Copyright Librarian, Western Libraries)

 

12:00 – 1:00

 

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH (Room 122, Weldon Library)


1:00 - 1:45


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

Nanda Dimitrov (Acting Director, Teaching Support Centre)


1:45 - 2:15


TEACHING RESOURCE FAIR (Room 122, Weldon Library)

Meet representatives from a variety of campus services:

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


2:15 – 2:30

 
REFRESHMENT BREAK


2:30 – 3:15


REFLECTIONS/ADVICE FROM VETERAN NEW FACULTY

Christine Bell (Department of Physiology and Pharmacology)

Carri Hand (Department of Occupational Therapy)

Ilka Heinemann (Department of Biochemistry)

Aaron Price (Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering)


3:15 - 4:00 


Q & A SESSION: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TEACHING AND WORKING AT WESTERN 

Mike Atkinson (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology)

Dan Belliveau (Director, School of Health Studies)

Gloria Leckie (Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program, Teaching Support Centre)

Michele Parkin (Director, Office of Faculty Relations)


5:00


WELCOME BBQ

The Office of Faculty Relations will host a BBQ to welcome new academic members and their families to the Western community at Delaware Hall Residence, located on the corner of University Drive and Perth Drive - see Campus Map.