New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation - August 12, 2015
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.

2015 Printable Program (PDF)

Time     

 

 

9:00 - 9:45

 

 

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Alan Weedon, (Vice-Provost Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty)

Debra Dawson, (Director, Teaching Support Centre)

Medeline Lennon )Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program)

 

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 (Associate 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 Management Group
•             Equity & Human Rights Services
•             Instructional Technology Resource Centre
•             Mental Health @ Western
•             Office of the Ombudsperson
•             Research Western
•             Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
•             Student Development Centre
•             Student Success Centre
•             Western International
•             Western Libraries 


2:15 – 2:30

 
REFRESHMENT BREAK


2:30 – 3:15


REFLECTIONS/ADVICE FROM VETERAN NEW FACULTY

Panel of veteran new faculty members


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 (Associate Professor, School of Health Studies)

Madeline Lennon (Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program)

Michele Parkin (Director, Office of Faculty Relations) 


5:00


WELCOME BBQ

The Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention will host a BBQ to welcome new academic members and their families to the Western community at London Hall Residence, located on the east side of Western Road, just south of Sarnia Road - see Campus Map.