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

Date: 
Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 09:30 to Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 14:00

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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 offered twice a year in August and January and specifically designed to take account of some key aspects of teaching and learning in the context of HKUST. 

In this program, you can learn about areas that are important to you 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 will also present in this session to give you an overview of the common core curriculum and the development process for common core courses. In another session, some of the UG students’ characteristics including demographics, background and study habits will be introduced. The diversity of HKUST’s student body and teaching for diversity will also be touched upon. In a further session, a distinguished teaching award winner and an early career faculty will share their teaching practices and give some advice on how to make learning happen productively in this university’s context. Participants can also find out from the Center for Education Innovation different ways that you can obtain feedback on your teaching both during a course and at the end of a semester. 

Registration

Please click here for registration.
Please contact Miss Phoebe Mok at 2358 6297 or phoebe.mok@ust.hk.

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Time

Day 1, 17 January 2019, Room 6558 Lift 27-28
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09:30 - 10:15 Welcome by the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning)
Session 1: Overview of Teaching and Learning and Tri-modal Education Framework
10:15 - 10:45

Chih Chen

Prof. Chih Chen Chang,
Academic Director, University Common Core
Director, Center for Education Innovation

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.

10:45 - 11:15  Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15

Beatrice

Dr. Beatrice Chu
Educational Developer,
Center for Education Innovation

This session intends to let us learn about you, such as your background and previous teaching experience, and 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.

12:15 - 13:45  Get-together Lunch
13:45 - 14:45

Shenghui

Prof SONG Shenghui
Associate Professor of Engineering Education,
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Jason

Dr Jason Chan
Lecturer,
Dept of Chemistry

In this session, you can learn from the teaching award winners regarding some good teaching practices that can enhance student learning. The session will be structured in a round table discussion format and participants are encouraged to exchange ideas with speakers on aspect that bring about good teaching at UST.

14:45 - 15:30

Nick

Nick Noakes
Associate Director,
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.

 

Day 2, 18 January 2019, Room 6558 Lift 27-28

12:30 - 14:00

May

May Tse
Educational Development Officer,
Center for Education Innovation

Rambo

Rambo Lai
Educational 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.