Information Session for Part‑time Academics
We want you to know that there are supports and resources available to you as part-time academics, for all aspects of teaching and learning as well some general Dal information.
You’ll have the opportunity to share food and conversation, and ask questions. You’ll meet new colleagues and other part-time academics.
In two hours, we’ll help you become familiar with various services, resources, and supports, including where and how to find supports for your students. Please see the schedule below.
This is a free, voluntary, lunchtime session for part-time academics (i.e., sessional instructors / adjunct faculty). We invite you to join us!
Date: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 11:30 AM -1:30 PM
Location: Killam Library, Room B-400
A light lunch will be available throughout.
(Each topic includes some time for questions)
11:30-11:50 Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Developer (Diversity and Inclusivity)
Will offer a quick overview of CLT resources for instructors building diversity and inclusion into their courses, and will share existing resources for students. What can we do in our classrooms to create an inclusive learning space, and if we aren’t equipped to support a student in a certain matter, where can we redirect them to maximize their chances of success?
11:50-12:10 Chad O’Brien, Educational Developer (eLearning)
Will offer some information about pedagogy and educational technologies at Dalhousie, details on institutional supports, and the relations between available technologies and teaching and learning.
12:10-12:30 Janice MacInnis, Manager, Organizational Health, Human Resources
Will help you become familiar with Dalhousie’s health and wellness supports for part-time academics, how to access them, and offer some advice on maintaining balance in your new position.
12:30-12:50 Dr. Margie Clow Bohan, Manager, Dalhousie Writing Centre
Will introduce the services of Dalhousie’s Writing Centre and offer some resources for assisting your students to enhance their writing.
12:50-1:10 Lindsay McNiff, Learning and Instruction Librarian
Will introduce the Libraries’ services (including document delivery, instruction, and research services), connect you with your liaison librarian and research guide, and let you know where to find help with copyright issues.
1:10-1:30 Dr. Betsy Keating, Educational Developer (Faculty)
Will introduce services available at the Centre for Learning and Teaching and touch on topics such as Student Ratings of Instruction (SRIs), teaching and learning workshops, consultations, and the Faculty Certificate Program.