New Faculty Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 • 9:00 am
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Learn about the distinctive teaching environment at WashU and build a solid foundation for success in the classroom. Join colleagues and staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning as we explore a wide range of teaching-related topics–all designed to help you thrive in your first semester and beyond.

This event takes place on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 9a – 12p on Zoom.

Registration is required and is by invitation only.

The schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome and Introduction to the Day

Michael Wysession, Executive Director CTL and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

9:15-10:00: CTL Plenary: Know Every Student by Name and by Story

Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development

10:15-11:00: Breakout Session I
  • Social Belonging in the Classroom: Explore practical ways to establish and enhance student connections to your class and to the university. Denise Leonard, Associate Director for Educational Development
  • Educational Technology Landscape at WashU: A primer on educational technologies that enhance student learning and the resources available at WashU to help you use them effectively. Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational Technology
  • Building an Effective Syllabus: Strategies for writing an effective syllabus, including examples of suggested language and elements. Rick Moore, Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching in a Standard WashU Classroom: Learn about the installed technology and best practices for using the teaching equipment in WashU classrooms, including the recording of class-time lectures. Michael Wysession, Executive Director
11:15-12:00: Breakout Session II 
  • Social Belonging in the Classroom: Explore practical ways to establish and enhance student connections to your class and to the university. Denise Leonard, Associate Director for Educational Development
  • Educational Technology Landscape at WashU: A primer on educational technologies that enhance student learning and the resources available at WashU to help you use them effectively. Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational Technology
  • Building an Effective Syllabus: Strategies for writing an effective syllabus, including examples of suggested language and elements. Rick Moore, Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching in a Standard WashU Classroom: Learn about the installed technology and best practices for using the teaching equipment in WashU classrooms, including the recording of class-time lectures. Michael Wysession, Executive Director

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