Workshops and Videos

Compendium for Teaching Excellence

2015 New Faculty Orientation

Complete Agenda

Videos and materials from the 2017, 2016, and 2014 New Faculty Orientation sessions are also available.


Thursday, July 30, 2015



  • Berkeley-Haas School of Business: An Introduction

    Todd Fitch, Faculty Director, CTE and Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    Richard Lyons, Dean, Berkeley-Haas

    This is the opening session of the Orientation and will welcome the Class of 2015.

    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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  • Review of Haas Resources Part 1


    Sue George, Director of CTE, Berkeley-Haas

    Sue George will provide an overview of the teaching resources available on the CTE website.

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  • Review of Haas Resources Part 2


    Dave Stuckey, Manager, Office of Instructional Services, Berkeley-Haas

    This session will help faculty to get better acquainted with the instructional and office administrative support available to them. After this presentation, instructors will know who to contact for mail, office supplies, copying, textbooks, and just about anything else they need for instruction.

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  • Classroom Technology Overview

    Tom Tripp, Media Services/Technology Solutions, Berkeley-Haas

    Tom Tripp will familiarize new faculty with the classroom technology basics as well as demonstrate Blue Jeans Video Conferencing and discuss other classroom services. This is also the time where you will be able to try out your own laptop with the classroom equipment so you are ready for the first day.

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  • Rookie Lessons

    Dan Simpson, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
    Janet Brady, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    In this session, Dan Simpson and Janet Brady, experienced practitioners who joined the Haas Faculty in 2014, will try to accelerate your learning by sharing tips from their rookie-year experience.

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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.

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  • Framework

    Todd Fitch, Faculty Director, CTE and Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    This session will provide the framework, or overview, of how the remainder of the workshops will be structured.

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  • Learning Goals

    Frank Schultz, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas

    This hands-on session will focus on how to develop and clearly define a set of learning goals and outcomes for what students should know or be able to do by the end of a course. Instructors will have the opportunity to share, discuss, and reflect on the learning goals they have designed for their own course.

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  • Case Method Teaching

    Frank Schultz, Lecturer (Continuing), UC Berkeley

    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. Specific teaching strategies and tactics across the value chain of course design and delivery will be discussed. An in-class case simulation will be conducted.

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Friday, July 31, 2015



  • Instructional Strategies and Experiential Learning

    Todd Fitch, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
    Janet Watson, Teaching and Presentation Consultant

    This hands-on session will focus on instructional strategies and experiential learning to engage students and promote achievement of learning goals. Our presenters will offer suggestions for facilitating exercises in differing class environments to highlight active learning of course material. They will also briefly discuss how to enhance teaching with classroom response systems such as iClicker (a student hand- held device to provide instant feedback, answer questions or vote), Top Hat and Poll Everywhere.

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  • Course Design and Structure

    Todd Fitch, Faculty Director, CTE and Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

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

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  • Grading and Assessments

    David Robinson, Senior Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    This session will cover best practices for choosing graded products, how to grade fairly and efficiently and how to manage graduate student graders ("Readers"). There will be an introduction to the online grading system available through bCourses. Lastly, David will cover push-backs, appeals and student satisfaction.

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  • Best Practices in Teaching Panel

    Greg LaBlanc, Lecturer (Continuing), Berkeley-Haas
    Cort Worthington, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
    Bill Fanning, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas

    The purpose of this session is to give an opportunity to ask questions of several 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 coursework. There will be time for questions and discussion.

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