New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST, Spring 2017

Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:00

One-day Program, 19 January 2017

New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST is an introductory program for all teaching staff who have recently joined HKUST.  The program is specifically designed to take account of some key aspects of teaching and learning in the context of HKUST.

In this one-day program, participants learnt about areas that are important to them as a new HKUST faculty member, including an overview of the 4-year UG curriculum; pedagogical approaches; teaching practice performance indicators, and strategic teaching and learning initiatives at HKUST from the Associate Provost of Teaching and Learning.  The Academic Director of Undergraduate Core Education has also presented in this session to give all an overview of the common core curriculum and the development process for common core courses.  In the other session, some of the UG students’ characteristics including demographics, background and study habits has been introduced. The diversity of HKUST’s student body and teaching for diversity will also be touched upon. In the last session, a distinguished teaching award winner and an early career faculty has shared their teaching practices and some advice are given on how to make learning happen productively in this university’s context.  Participants also found out from the Center for Education Innovation different ways that they can obtain feedback on their teaching both during a course and at the end of a semester.

Program Rundown:

Time Sessions
09:30 – 10:30 Welcome by the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning)
Overview of the UG Curriculum and Tri-modal Education Framework
10:30 – 11:00 Overview of the Common Core Curriculum
11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 – 12:00 Knowing Your Students
12:00 – 12:30 Getting Feedback on Your Teaching
12:30 – 13:45 Get-together Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 Sharing from HKUST Professors
(Roundtable discussion)

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