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Fall 2018 Instructor Orientation

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

This year's theme is Educate, Inspire, Empower! We have a great day planned to help this academic year be one of your best!

  • Hear from Vice-Provost John Walsh about this year's new initiatives
  • Meet your Program Head and learn about new program developments
  • Attend informative and engaging workshop sessions
  • Socialize with your fellow colleagues and staff at the University of Guelph-Humber
  • Meet your Faculty Support Officer
  • Have all your computer login and A/V questions answered
  • Enjoy a delicious catered lunch
  • Win raffle prizes and giveaways

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Agenda

TIME

LOCATION

EVENT

PRESENTER(S)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

3rd floor lobby

Registration & Coffee

FSO & Catering

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

 

Choose one workshop:

 

GH 324

All About Accessible Learning Services & Accomodations

Katie Staig-Webber

GH 322

Distance Ed 101 - Facilitating Your Online Course

Scott Douglas

GH 326

Top 10 Things to Know About Library Services

Sue Hunter & Deb Mann

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

GH 301

ASK IT - Drop-in for Login Support & Troubleshooting

Technology Services

GH 412

A/V Classroom Orientation Drop-in

Gene Carney

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

3rd floor lobby

Coffee Break

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

Choose one workshop:

 

GH 304

Group Work & Collaboration/Improving Feedback Methods

Sharon Reid

GH 324

CourseLink - Beyond the Basics: Quizzing and the Virtual

Ian Baran

GH 319

UofG Sessional Instructor Session with CUPE 3913

CUPE 3913 Representative

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

GH 301

Faculty Bio Photo Session: Have your photo taken

Adam Butzow

GH 412/GH 419

“Meet & Greet” Marketplace

Various Facilitators

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

GH 401

ASK IT - Drop in for login support & troubleshooting

Technology Services

GH 419

A/V Classroom Orientation Drop-in

Gene Carney

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

GH 425/426

Registration and Lunch Served

FSO & Catering

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

GH 425/426

UofGH Departmental Introductions/Events

Julie Gustavel & Bethany Sharpe

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

GH 425/426

Opening Remarks

John Walsh, Vice-Provost

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Break

 

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Program Meetings:

 

GH 412

· Psychology

· David Danto

GH 304

· Family & Community Social Services

· Paul Sherman

GH 319

· Early Childhood Studies

· Nikki Martyn

GH 418

· Media Studies

· Jerry Chomyn

GH 325

· Kinesiology

· Leslie Auger

GH 420

· Justice Studies

· Gary Ellis

GH 411

· Business

· George Bragues

GH 326

· Electives & Common Courses

· Matthew LaGrone

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

GH 301

Faculty Bio Photo Session: Have your photo taken

George Nikitaras & Adam Butzow

RSVP now here or click on each individual workshop to read a summary.

Workshop Descriptions:

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

All About Accessible Learning Services & Accommodations by Kate Staig-Webber

At least seven per cent of your students this fall will have Academic Accommodation Letters: attend this session to learn how to implement accommodations efficiently and effectively.
  • Learn what your role and responsibilities are in this process;
  • Learn how Accessible Learning Services works with you to ensure our institutional responsibility to provide access and;
  • Apply your learning through group work scenarios

Distance Ed 101 - Facilitating Your Online Course by Scott Douglas

The opportunity to explore online best practices and effective strategies for facilitating an online course. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of an online facilitator and walk away with tips for managing the preparation and delivery of an online course. Topics covered will include challenges of online learning, managing discussions, instructor presence, technical assistance, and online learning from the student’s perspective. There will also be a chance to share experiences and discuss possible solutions to some of the challenges to online facilitation.

Top 10 Things to Know About Library Services by Sue Hunter and Deb Mann

At this session, you’ll discover the top ten ways that Library Services can help you and your students succeed, then take a deep dive into our four most important services for instructors. We encourage you to bring your questions and suggestions. Waffles will be served.

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Group Work & Collaboration/Improving Feedback Methods by Sharon Reid

We have all heard how important collaborative skills are for the 21st century worker and yet how many times have we heard groans from our best students as they anticipate struggling with unmotivated peers? In this workshop, we will examine collaborative learning and improvisational theatre techniques specifically designed to build individual accountability into group projects and give students the experiences working within a "Yes, and..." philosophy in order to facilitate positive and productive, team-based learning.

You have completed the rubric, you have provided detailed comments, and yet your students still flip to the back page and focus on the final score. If this sounds familiar, rest assured that you are not alone. In this workshop, we will examine methods that instructors have been using to change the feedback conversation and help students learn how to receive and use feedback in a more positive way to deepen and support their own learning.

CourseLink - Beyond the Basics: Quizzing and the Virtual Classroom by Ian Baran

This training session is intended for experienced CourseLink users and will focus on two advanced tools: Quizzes and the Virtual Classroom. A question and answer period open to any CourseLink-related questions will be available at the end of the session.

UofG Sessional Instructor Session with CUPE 3913

This is an opportunity for sessional instructors (hired on a University of Guelph contract) to meet with representatives from their union, CUPE 3913