Every year since the early 1990’s the U of S has offered an orientation to teaching for new instructors. In past years our attendance has been amazing, with some years having 200 people attend. But no matter the number of attendees over the years the response to the orientation has always been extremely enthusiastic and evaluations have told us that the program offered really helps new instructors get a glimpse of what it means to teach at the U of S.
Learning your way around a new institution whether you are new faculty, sessional or grad student teacher can be daunting but our goal has always been to offer participants introductions to people and resources that will be of benefit to you as you start your teaching career at the U of S.
This year our orientation is happening August 26, 27 and 28. The first day is specifically designed for new faculty. Day two is for all new instructors, and day three is geared towards graduate student teachers. The program is now available on our website and I encourage you to have a look and consider signing up. Please register even if you have been on campus for a few years but not ever attended. There are many interesting sessions and opportunities to network with other new instructors and become familiar with the staff at The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.
I really hope you will make the time in your schedule to attend. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the full schedule and to register please see our Web page for this event.