New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST, Fall 2019

Date: 
Wednesday, 14 August, 2019 - 09:30 to Thursday, 15 August, 2019 - 15:30

The New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST is a teaching and learning introductory program for all teaching staff who has recently joined the University. This two-day program is specifically designed to provide a big-picture view of HKUST’s teaching and learning initiatives and help new teaching staff become familiar with the people, places, and policies that support their teaching and research at HKUST.

In the first day program, new teaching staff will have the opportunity to learn about some key aspects of HKUST’s teaching and learning, such as undergraduate and common core curriculum, demographic and culture of the student body; and ways to gather feedback on your teaching. In addition, teaching award-winning faculty will share their teaching practice and give advice on how to teach effectively.

The second day program offers helpful information such as the basic operation of Canvas (an eLearning management system at HKUST); library resources and services, major IT and AV facilities, and the facilities and services for designing and building artefacts.

Enquiries

Please contact Miss Phoebe Mok at 2358 6297 or phoebe.mok@ust.hk.


Program Rundown

Date/Time Sessions
14 Aug 19 Day 1
Venue: Rm 6558 (6/F, lift 27-28)
09:30-10:15

Welcome by the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning)
Session 1: Teaching and Learning @ HKUST and Overview of UG Curriculum

10:15-10:45 Session 2: Overview of the Common Core Curriculum
10:45-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-12:15

Session 3: Knowing your Students; Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

12:15-13:45 Get-together-lunch
13:45-14:30 Session 4: Sharing from HKUST Professors
14:30-15:30 Session 5: Getting Feedback on Your Teaching
15 Aug 19 Day 2
Venue: Library
10:30-12:00 Session 6: Library Support for Teaching and Research
Venue: Rm 6558 (6/F, lift 27-28)
12:30-14:00 Session 7: Canvas Basic (*Light refreshment will be provided)
14:15-15:00 Session 8: ITSC Support and PRS for Teaching
15:00-15:30 Session 9: Design and Manufacturing Services Facility


Program Descriptions

14 August 2019

Session 1: Teaching and Learning @ HKUST and Overview of UG Curriculum

Prof Roger Cheng, Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning)

This session intends to provide you with a better understanding of all the specific issues related to teaching and learning at HKUST.  During the session, you can hear from the Associate Provost of Teaching and Learning in areas that are of importance to you as a new academia, these include an overview of the 4-year UG curriculum; pedagogical approaches; teaching practice performance indicators, and strategic teaching and learning initiatives at HKUST.

Session 2: Overview of the Common Core Curriculum

Prof Chih Chen Chang, Academic Director of University Common Education

As the Common Core Program is a key part of the undergraduate educational experience, complementing studies in specialist disciplines and other learning opportunities, the Academic Director of Undergraduate Core Education will also present in this session to give you an overview of the common core curriculum and the development process of common core course.

Session 3: Knowing Your Students; Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Dr. Beatrice Chu, Educational Developer, Center for Education Innovation

This session intends to let you to get to know about the UG students at HKUST.  Some of the UG students’ characteristics including demographics, background and study habits will be introduced. Diversity of HKUST’s student body and teaching for diversity will also be touched upon.

Session 4: Sharing from HKUST Professors (Roundtable discussion)

Prof SH Song, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering
Prof Jing Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Info Sys, Busi Stats and Op Mgmt

In this session, you can learn from teaching award-winning colleagues on the sharing of teaching practices that can enhance student engagement and learning effectiveness, as well as a roundtable discussion on aspect that bring about good teaching at UST.

Session 5: Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

Nick Noakes, Associate Director, Center for Education Innovation
Ms. Phoebe Mok, Senior Education Development Officer, Center for Education Innovation

Gathering feedback from students about your teaching can be useful in helping you to develop and refine your teaching. This session will provide a number of different ways that you can obtain feedback on your teaching both during a course and at the end of a semester.


15 August 2019

The second day program will offer a workshop on the basic operation of Canvas, an eLearning management system at HKUST, such that you can to get ready to organize your course online.  In addition, you will be able to hear from the library on the resources and services that support your teaching and research, the Information and Technology Center on the major IT and AV facilities for teaching, and the Design and Manufacturing Services Facility on amenities that support teaching and learning activities.

Session 6: Library Support for Teaching and Research

Ms. Victoria Caplan, Head of Information Instruction & Collection Services, Library Subject Librarians

This session will give you a brief overview of the author’s rights and publishing (copyright, options for publishing and funding agency’s requirement).

Then your subject librarians will give personalized tours to introduce you to the Library and its major resources and services, for example: pertinent databases & e-journals, inter-library loan, library instruction classes for your student's course assignments, research consultations, course reserve, the Institutional Repository, etc.

Session 7: Canvas Basic

Ms. May Tse and Mr. Rambo Lai, Education Development Officer, Center for Education Innovation

Canvas is a comprehensive and user-friendly Learning Management System adopted by the University in 2014 to support its changing learning and teaching needs. In this hands-on session, we will guide you through key basic features in Canvas such as creating and managing course content, communicating with students, monitoring learning progress, and grading students’ work.

*Light refreshment will be provided.

Session 8: ITSC Support and PRS for Teaching

Mr. David Shiu, Head (IT Technical Services & AV Technology), ITSC    
Miss Liona Cheung, Assistant Computing Information Officer, ITSC

The Information Technology Service Center (ITSC) will introduce all major IT and AV facilities available in the teaching venues at UST. This session will also walk you through the set-up of Personal Response System (PRS) and how clickers can be used to facilitate your classroom teaching.

Session 9: Design and Manufacturing Services Facility*

Mr. Patrick Lam, Project Manager, Design and Manufacturing Services Facility

The Design and Manufacturing Services Facility (DMSF) provides support for the engineering design and manufacturing needs of teaching and learning activities, academic research and industrial collaboration projects. This session will introduce the facility and the available services for faculty who have the need of design and build mechanical / electrical / mechatronic artefacts, such as SENG, SSCI and IPO.
*This session is tailored for SENG/SSCI/IPO colleagues

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