Workshops and Videos

Compendium for Teaching Excellence

2014 New Faculty Orientation

 

Complete Agenda [PDF]


Tuesday, July 22, 2014



  • Welcome and Overview
    Todd Fitch, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    This is the opening session of the Orientation and will include comments to welcome the Class of 2014, 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 Defining Principles of the School.

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    Handout: Innovative Leader Capabilities Slide

  • 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. An overview of the resources on the CTE website will also be provided.

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

  • Classroom Technology Overview

    Dana Lund, Director, Media Services, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

    Haas’ Media Services technology staff will familiarize new faculty with how the classroom operates.

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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. 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 Grading
    Handout 4: Policy on Academic Dishonesty
    Handout 5: Course Evaluation Procedures (TIES)
    Handout 6: Teaching Evaluation Form (TIES)

  • Experiential Exercises for Millennials

    Lisa Feldman, Interim Co-Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley-Haas
    Janet Watson, Faculty Coach, Center for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley-Haas

    Please join us for an interactive workshop on how best to work with the millennial generation.  What is special about millennial students?  What attributes of this generation can be tapped to enhance student learning? What teaching practices and experiential exercises best work with millennials? These questions about millennials will guide the discussion and inform the best practices exchange.



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    Handout 1: Rules of Engagement
    Handout 2: Student-Centered Discussion
    Handout 3: Experiential Exercises

  • Using Technology for Teaching

    Holly Schroth, Faculty Coach, Center for Teaching Excellence and Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas

    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. bCourses, PowerPoint, video, and websites) 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 1: Links to Websites

  • Making Friends with BCourses

    Ellie Hoffman, Senior Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
    Brian Gothberg, Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley

    This session will begin with creating your summer or fall course site, followed by adding your syllabus and grading framework, using the productive and friendly tools of bCourses. We will then import your resources from bSpace (if necessary) to bCourses and set up your contact and other relevant information.
    Bring your syllabus in one of the following formats: .pdf or .docx or html on your laptop, on a flash drive, or accessible electronically (e.g. Box, Google Docs)

    Objectives for this workshop:

    • Instructors will understand the basic navigation of the  bCourses Learning Management System
    • Instructors will set up a bCourses site for a real course (or a practice site)
    • Instructors will construct a grading framework for a bCourses site
    • Instructors will add content to their site, drawing from their syllabi and bSpace sites

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    Handout 1: Build Your Site Workshop

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014



  • Course Design and Structure

    Todd Fitch, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
    Frank Schultz, 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 will also be a 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

  • Engaging Students from the First Day

    Frank Schultz, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas
    Janet Watson, Faculty Coach, 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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