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Date: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 - Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Time: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Add to CalendarFaculty Fast Start Institute08/24/2016 08:30 AM08/25/2016 03:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverA Shortcut to Professional ExcellenceThe Faculty Fast Start Institute (FFSI) invites teaching faculty new to VIU (under 3 years) to step through and beyond the challenges that many teachers typically face in their first few years. How? By finding right away the keys to effective, efficient planning and delivery of courses that ensure the highest levels of student learning and engagement. Among the things you’ll learn, will be the following:…The design of courses that reliably promote deep learning in students…The structure and format of activities for consistent student enthusiasm and engagement…The creation of assignments that are transformative for students…Ways to use the minimum amount of your time for maximum, strategic impact…Career strategies and choices that lead to satisfactionThe FFSI will accelerate participants’ development of perspectives, skills, attitudes and insights needed for immediate and long-term success. The semester-long program will be facilitated by two staff members from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning: Bill Roberson and Tine Reimers, both experienced Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialists.Participants in the FFSI will commit to a 2-day workshop in August, plus a suite of related activities over the course of Fall semester.2-Day Workshop: Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, 2016Time:  8:30 am – 3 pm each day (breakfast and lunch will be included)Details of other activities can be found on the registration webpage (opens in a new window)Participants in the Faculty Fast Start Institute will be asked to commit to the following activities:Complete a modest reading assignment in advance of the InstituteAttend the full 2-day Institute, August 24 and 25, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (breakfast and lunch included)Design (or redesign), teach, and assess the effectiveness of one courseDevelop a professional growth plan for the coming two yearsMeet with your cohort at mid-semester to share your experience at VIUConduct a “Midterm Survey” of students in your Fall 2016 classes (forms provided by CIEL)Observe—and have your class observed by—a peer from the Faculty Fast Start InstituteGather back together with your Institute cohort near the end of the semesterWrite a one-page reflection statement at Fall semester’s end (based on goals, survey, peer observation and whole experience)Details:         Faculty Fast Start Website (opens in a new window)Registration: Website (opens in a new window)Questions?   Tine.Reimers@viu.ca Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in LearningNAN                       B305, R507           Aug 24 + 25                          8:30 am – 3 pm (2 days) breakfast + lunchfalse

A Shortcut to Professional Excellence

The Faculty Fast Start Institute (FFSI) invites teaching faculty new to VIU (under 3 years) to step through and beyond the challenges that many teachers typically face in their first few years. How? By finding right away the keys to effective, efficient planning and delivery of courses that ensure the highest levels of student learning and engagement. Among the things you’ll learn, will be the following:

…The design of courses that reliably promote deep learning in students

…The structure and format of activities for consistent student enthusiasm and engagement

…The creation of assignments that are transformative for students

…Ways to use the minimum amount of your time for maximum, strategic impact

…Career strategies and choices that lead to satisfaction

The FFSI will accelerate participants’ development of perspectives, skills, attitudes and insights needed for immediate and long-term success. The semester-long program will be facilitated by two staff members from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning: Bill Roberson and Tine Reimers, both experienced Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialists.

Participants in the FFSI will commit to a 2-day workshop in August, plus a suite of related activities over the course of Fall semester.

2-Day Workshop: Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time:  8:30 am – 3 pm each day (breakfast and lunch will be included)

Details of other activities can be found on the registration webpage (opens in a new window)

Participants in the Faculty Fast Start Institute will be asked to commit to the following activities:

  • Complete a modest reading assignment in advance of the Institute
  • Attend the full 2-day Institute, August 24 and 25, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (breakfast and lunch included)
  • Design (or redesign), teach, and assess the effectiveness of one course
  • Develop a professional growth plan for the coming two years
  • Meet with your cohort at mid-semester to share your experience at VIU
  • Conduct a “Midterm Survey” of students in your Fall 2016 classes (forms provided by CIEL)
  • Observe—and have your class observed by—a peer from the Faculty Fast Start Institute
  • Gather back together with your Institute cohort near the end of the semester
  • Write a one-page reflection statement at Fall semester’s end (based on goals, survey, peer observation and whole experience)

Details:         Faculty Fast Start Website (opens in a new window)

Registration: Website (opens in a new window)

Questions?   Tine.Reimers@viu.ca Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

NAN                       B305, R507           Aug 24 + 25                          8:30 am – 3 pm (2 days) breakfast + lunch

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