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Teaching Excellence Series, July 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  • Welcome and Overview

    Adam Berman
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas
    Frank Schultz
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas

    This is the opening session of the Orientation and will include comments to welcome the Class of 2013, introductions and an overview of Orientation activities.

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  • Berkeley-Haas School of Business: An Introduction

    Richard Lyons
    Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Dean Lyons will present an overview of the unique position and character of the Haas School. His discussion will include a description of our Strategic Vision and the values of our community.

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    Handout: Innovative Leader Capabilities Slide

  • Course Design and Assessment

    Adam Berman
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas
    Frank Schultz
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas

    This session focuses on questions at the course level: organizing the course over the semester, creating a syllabus, developing learning objectives, course policies and procedures and setting expectations. There is also rich discussion of assessment and grading.

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    Handout 1: Course Design Pre-Read
    Handout 2: Syllabus Guidelines
    Handout 3: Example Syllabus from MBA 299
    Handout 4: Example Syllabus from MBA 254
    Handout 5: Early Semester Review Form
    Handout 6: Early Semester Survey
    Handout 7: Mid-Course Feedback
    Handout 8: End-Course Feedback

  • Instructional Strategies

    Frank Schultz
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas
    Wasim Azhar
    Faculty Coach, Center for Teaching Excellence, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas
    Janet Watson
    Faculty Coach, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    The emphasis of this session is on instructional strategies and student engagement in each class meeting. Participants will finish the session with a variety of classroom tools useful for promoting student learning and for fostering students' meaningful connection to the subject. The seminar covers a variety of methods including lectures, interactive discussion, small and large group activities, and projects, and the benefits and weaknesses of each.

    Schultz and Azhar
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    Watson
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    Slide: Participation and Interaction Guidelines

  • Review of Haas Resources

    This presentation will allow faculty to get better acquainted with Haas Program Directors, and selected key administrators at the Haas School of Business. After this presentation, instructors will know who to contact across the Berkeley – Haas eco-system to address your concerns and questions.

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    Handout 1: Overview of Center for Teaching Excellence Programs
    Handout 2: Haas Administrative Resource List
    Handout 3: Haas Administrative Facebook
    Handout 4: Quick Guide to Staff
    Handout 5: Quick Reference Guide - Enterprise Computing & Service Management (ECSM)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  • Different Teaching Approaches

    Cristina Banks,
    Senior Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas
    William Pearce,
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
    Fred Selinger,
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    The purpose of this session is to hear perspectives from three successful instructors with different approaches to teaching in the various programs at Berkeley-Haas. Presenters will offer their insights into their individual approaches to their classes and course work.

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  • Case Method Teaching

    Wasim Azhar
    Faculty Coach, Center for Teaching Excellence, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas

    The session will cover the critical steps involved in designing and delivering a case-based course. Topics will include Selecting Cases, Preparing for Class, and Managing Class Discussion. The session will include specific teaching strategies and tactics across the value chain of course design and delivery.

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    Handout 1: Computron Case Example (please contact the CTE office for a copy) Handout 2: Computron Case Questions

  • Teaching at Berkeley-Haas: Norms and Expectations

    Jay Stowsky
    Senior Assistant Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This session provides an introduction to the programs offered at Haas and will include student profiles, broad Haas norms for teaching and resources available to instructors. Our Senior Assistant Dean will cover norms and expectations of instructors that are common across programs (e.g. grade distribution, work quantity and quality, dealing with cheating, laptops) as well as an interactive discussion about student desires for instructors who challenge them and their colleagues.

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    Handout 1: Haas Grading Curve Policies
    Handout 2: FAQ's on Grading Handout 3: Policy on Academic Dishonesty
    Handout 4: Course Evaluation Procedures (TIES)
    Handout 5: Teaching Evaluation Form (TIES)

  • Sticky Teaching

    Adam Berman
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    Based on the Heath brothers book, Made to Stick, this session will help you learn a set of proven techniques to make your teaching memorable, engaging and impactful. You will learn how to convert your vast knowledge into effective teaching for your students. You will also get an opportunity to apply the six traits of stickiness – simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional, and story - to your particular course.

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    Handout 1: Examples of Class Activities
    Handout 2: Sticky Teaching

  • The First Day

    Adam Berman
    Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    The first day can be filled with anxiety. In this workshop, participants learn to set the right tone and expectations for their course. We will also cover strategies for maintaining this momentum throughout the semester and ensuring long-lasting learning.

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  • Closing

    Adam Berman and Frank Schultz will offer concluding comments and will solicit feedback about how to improve the Teaching Excellence Series in the future.

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  • bSpace and Technology Seminar

    Bobby White
    Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley

    This hands-on session will focus on using technology and new media to engage students and will offer suggestions for when and how to enhance teaching with technology that is available at Haas. Standard technology enhancements (e.g. bSpace, PowerPoint, video, websites, and b-space) will be covered. Additionally, the session gives participants instructions for implementing iClicker (a student hand- held device to provide instant feedback, answer questions or vote) and suggestions for using it effectively.

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    Handout: bSpace Workshop

  • Supplemental Resources

    Handout 1: Teaching Excellence Tips
    Handout 2: Core Course Details
    Handout 3: Students in Distress
    Handout 4: Full Time MBA Program Overview
    Handout 5: Evening & Weekend MBA Program Overview
    Handout 6: Executive MBA Program Overview
    Handout 7: Undergraduate Program Learning Goals
    Handout 8: The Berkeley-Haas PhD Program Overview

Teaching Excellence Series, July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Teaching Students in Different Programs

    Gregory LaBlanc,
    Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School, Berkeley-Haas and the Department of Economics
    Peter Goodson,
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas and Berkeley-Columbia MBA Programs

    The purpose of this panel discussion is to hear perspectives from successful instructors about teaching in the various Undergraduate and MBA programs at Berkeley-Haas. Panelists will offer their insights as to the rewards and challenges associated with the different class sizes, student expectations, and level of discourse among these distinct student groups. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

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  • Case Method Teaching

    Wasim Azhar
    Lecturer, Faculty Coach and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The session will cover the critical steps involved in designing and delivering a case-based course. Topics will include Selecting Cases, Preparing for Class, and Managing Class Discussion. The session will include specific teaching strategies and tactics across the value chain of course design and delivery.

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    Handout 1: Computron Case Example (please contact the CTE office for a copy)
    Handout 2: Computron Case Questions

  • Sticky Teaching

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The first day can be filled with anxiety. In this workshop, participants learn to set the right tone and expectations for their course. We will also cover strategies for maintaining this momentum throughout the semester and ensuring long-lasting learning.

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  • bSpace and Technology Seminar

    Bobby White,
    Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley
    Jenny Herbert Creek,
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas, Special Programs - Leadership Communication & Finance

    This hands-on session will focus on using technology and new media to engage students and will offer suggestions for when and how to enhance teaching with technology that is available at Haas. Standard technology enhancements (e.g. bSpace, PowerPoint, video, websites, and b-space) will be covered. Additionally, the session gives participants instructions for implementing iClicker (a student hand- held device to provide instant feedback, answer questions or vote) and suggestions for using it effectively.

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    Presentation: PowerPoint Tips for the Classroom

New Faculty Orientation, January 2012

  • Welcome and Overview

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This session of the workshop will include introductions and an overview of the day.

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  • Teaching at Berkeley-Haas: Norms and Expectations

    Jay Stowsky
    Senior Assistant Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This session provides an introduction to the programs offered at Haas and will include student profiles, broad Haas norms for teaching and resources available to instructors. Jay will cover norms and expectations of instructors that are common across programs (e.g. grade distribution, work quantity and quality, dealing with cheating, laptops) as well as an interactive discussion about student desires for instructors who challenge them and their colleagues.

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    Handout 1: New Haas Grading Policies Summary
    Handout 2: Policy of the Haas School with respect to grading
    Handout 3: Policy of the Haas School with respect to handling incidents of academic dishonesty

  • Getting Started at Haas

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  • Course Design and Delivery

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
    Frank Schultz
    Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    This session focuses on questions at the course level: organizing the course over the semester, creating a syllabus, developing learning objectives, course policies and procedures and setting expectations.

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    Handout 1: Early Semester Review Form
    Handout 2: Syllabus Guidelines
    Handout 3: Early Semester Survey
    Handout 4: Mid-Course Feedback
    Handout 5: End-Course Feedback

  • Berkeley-Haas School of Business: An Introduction

    Richard Lyons
    Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Dean Lyons will present an overview of the unique position and character of the Haas School. His discussion will include a description of our Strategic Vision and the values of our community.

    Play Video

    Handout: Innovative Leader Capabilities

  • Instructional Strategies

    Suneel Udpa
    Lecturer, Accounting, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The emphasis of this session is on instructional strategies and how to best engage students in each class meeting. Participants will learn a variety of approaches for promoting student learning and for fostering students' meaningful connection to the subject. The seminar covers a variety of teaching methods including lectures, interactive discussion, small and large group activities, and projects, and the benefits and limitations of each.

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    Part 2
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  • Haas Resources

    Presentations by various Berkeley-Haas staff will allow faculty to get better acquainted with Haas Administration and the Haas School of Business. Staff from the program offices, the library, Media Services (including a demonstration), the copy/mail room, and from Academic Affairs will be present. With the help of these presentations, instructors will be able to access standard Haas services and know how to find answers to questions as they arise.

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  • bSpace and Technology Seminar

    Bobby White,
    Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley

    This session will focus on using technology and new/social media to enhance students' learning and engagement. Several tools with be introduced including bSpace, audience response systems (like iClicker), Prezi or PowerPoint, video, Wikipedia and blogging. We will discuss possible learning activities, a few best practices, and where to find support for using these tools.

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  • The Case Method at Berkeley-Haas

    Wasim Azhar
    Lecturer, Faculty Coach and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The session will cover the critical steps involved in designing and delivering a case-based course. Topics will include Selecting Cases, Preparing for Class, and Managing Class Discussion. The session will include specific teaching strategies and tactics across the value chain of course design and delivery.

    Play Video Presentation

  • Sticky Teaching

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Adam Berman will review ways to make your teaching “Sticky”, offer concluding comments and solicit feedback about how to improve the New Faculty Orientation in the future.

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Teaching Excellence Series, July 2011

  • Welcome and Overview

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This is the opening session of the Orientation and will include comments to welcome the Class of 2011, introductions and an overview of Orientation activities.

    Play Video Presentation

  • Berkeley-Haas School of Business: An Introduction

    Richard Lyons
    Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Dean Lyons will present an overview of the unique position and character of the Haas School. His discussion will include a description of our Strategic Vision and the Defining Principles of the School.

    Play Video

  • Teaching at Berkeley-Haas: Norms and Expectations

    Jay Stowsky
    Senior Assistant Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This session provides an introduction to the programs offered at Haas and will include student profiles, broad Haas norms for teaching and resources available to instructors. The Senior Assistant Dean will cover norms and expectations of instructors that are common across programs (e.g. grade distribution, work quantity and quality, dealing with cheating, laptops) as well as an interactive discussion about student desires for instructors who challenge them and their colleagues.

    Play Video

  • Course Design and Assessment

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
    Nydia MacGregor
    Consultant, Center for Teaching Excellence

    This session focuses on questions at the course level: organizing the course over the semester, creating a syllabus, developing learning objectives, course policies and procedures and setting expectations. There is also rich discussion of assessment and grading.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Lunch with Talk on Teaching

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  • Teaching Strategies

    Suneel Udpa
    Lecturer, Accounting, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The emphasis of this session is on instructional strategies and student engagement in each class meeting. Participants will finish the session with a variety of classroom tools useful for promoting student learning and for fostering students' meaningful connection to the subject. The seminar covers a variety of methods including lectures, interactive discussion, small and large group activities, and projects, and the benefits and weaknesses of each. Time is reserved at the end for a Q&A session.

    Play Video Presentation

  • Panel Discussion and Questions: Teaching Students in Different Programs

    Gregory La Blanc
    Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, the Boalt Hall Law School and the Department of Economics
    Peter Goodson
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas School of Business and Berkeley-Columbia MBA Programs

    The purpose of this panel discussion is to hear perspectives from successful instructors about teaching in the various Undergraduate and MBA programs at Berkeley-Haas. Panelists will offer their insights as to the rewards and challenges associated with the different class sizes, student expectations, and level of discourse among these distinct student groups. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Case Method Teaching

    Wasim Azhar
    Lecturer, Faculty Coach and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The session will cover the critical steps involved in designing and delivering a case-based course. Topics will include Selecting Cases, Preparing for Class, and Managing Class Discussion. The session will include specific teaching strategies and tactics across the value chain of course design and delivery.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Sticky Teaching

    Adam Berman
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The first day can be filled with anxiety. In this workshop, participants learn to set the right tone and expectations for their course. We will also cover strategies for maintaining this momentum throughout the semester and ensuring long-lasting learning.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

Teaching Excellence Series, July 2010

  • Welcome and Overview

    Adam Berman,
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Includes: Welcome, introductions, overview of orientation activities.

    Play Video Presentation

  • Berkeley-Haas School of Business – An Introduction

    Richard Lyons,
    Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Includes: Dean Lyons’ overview of the unique position and character of the Haas School.

    Play Video

  • Teaching at Berkeley-Haas – Norms and Expectations

    Jay Stowsky,
    Senior Assistant Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    This session provides an introduction to the programs offered at Haas and will include student profiles, broad Haas norms for teaching and resources available to instructors.

    Play Video

  • Course Management I: Instructional Strategies

    Suneel Udpa,
    Lecturer, Accounting, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The emphasis of this session is on instructional strategies and student engagement in each class meeting.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Course Management II: Hands-on Technology Seminar and bSpace

    Holly Schroth,
    Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Berkeley-Haas School of Business
    Angela White,
    Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley

    This hands-on session will focus on using technology and new media to engage students and will offer suggestions for when and how to enhance teaching with technology that is available at Haas.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Course Management III: Course Design and Delivery

    Adam Berman,
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business Nydia MacGregor,
    Consultant, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    The third session in the course management series focuses on questions at the course level: organizing the course over the semester, creating a syllabus and developing learning objectives.

    Play Video Presentation Handout

  • Designing Assessments and Best Grading Practices Workshop

    Adam Berman,
    Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas School of Business
    Wasim Azhar,
    Lecturer, Director of Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Coach and Lecturer, Berkeley- Haas School of Business

    In this workshop, we will be discussing all of the elements that go into designing effective assessments. We will also cover student grading, measuring learning: undergraduates vs. graduates and linking assessments with course objectives.

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  • Panel Discussion and Questions: Teaching Students in Different Programs

    Gregory Lablanc,
    Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, the Boalt Hall Law School and the Department of Economics
    Peter Goodson,
    Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas School of Business and Berkeley-Columbia MBA Programs

    The purpose of this panel discussion is to hear perspectives from successful instructors about teaching in the Undergraduate and MBA programs at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business.

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  • Case Method: The Art and Craft of Discussion Leadership

    Dorothy Leonard,
    Harvard Business School, Professor of Business Administration, Emerita

    The program aims to equip new instructors with basic skills in leading case discussions as well as to elevate seasoned teachers to higher levels of proficiency.

    Part 1: Case Method Introduction and Welcome, Case Method I: Class Sessions: Establishing and Reshaping the Learning Contract and Case Method II: Why Participant Centered Learning?

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    Part 2: Case Method III: Questioning, Listening, and Responding: The Key Skill Requirements and Case Method IV: The Teacher-Student Relationship.

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    Part 3: Case Method V: Designing the Teaching Plan.

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    Part 4: Case Method VI: Practicing the Skill.

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  • Closing: July 29, 3:00-3:30 pm

    Adam Berman will offer concluding comments and will solicit feedback about how to improve the Teaching Excellence Series in the future.

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  • Successful Teaching at Haas

    Sara Beckman,
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty Director, Management of Technology Program, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Distinguished teacher, Sara Beckman will share perspectives on what it takes to become a successful instructor at Berkeley-Haas.

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