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Fall 2009 Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation for Teaching at UC Merced
Agenda for Thursday, 20 August 2009, 1:15-4pm
Kolligian Library 209


Coffee & Dessert

  • Slide presentation, featuring teaching and learning services
  • Introductions by Robert Ochsner, Center for Research on Teaching Excellence Director
Demonstrating Teaching Excellence: Panel Discussion
  • Mike Truong, CRTE Faculty Development Coordinator
  • Anne Zanzucchi, CRTE Assessment Coordinator
The Syllabus as a Teaching and Learning Document
  • Karen Dunn-Haley, CRTE Faculty Development and Substantive Change Coordinator &
  • Laura Martin, CRTE Assessment and WASC Coordinator
Teaching Diverse Undergraduates
  • Adriana Signorini, ELI Specialist, Peer Mentor Program Coordinator
  • Robert Ochsner, CRTE Director
Teaching within Programs: The Value of Program Assessment
  • Kevin Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Physics
Mentoring Teaching Assistants
  • Carrie Menke, Physics Lecturer
4:00 Center Support for Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning