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New Faculty Orientation - July 15 - 18, 2019
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New Faculty Orientation - July 15 - 18, 2019

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JHE A114

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Andrea Colbert-DeGeit

Executive Officer and Executive Assistant to the Dean

Ext. 24900

Welcome to McMaster University! We are looking forward to meeting you and assisting you as you begin your career in the Faculty of Engineering. We would like to invite you to a full-day New Faculty Orientation on Monday, July 15th followed by a three-day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) from July 16th - 18th.


Faculty of Engineering New Faculty Orientation Day

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:30pm

John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE A114)

                                     Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering

8:30 - 8:45am                Outreach & Engagement

                                    Ms. Arlene Dosen, Director, Outreach & Engagement

8:45 – 9:15am                Communication & Branding

                                    Monique Beech, Public Relations Manager

9:15 – 10:30am              Engineering Mentorship Panel

                                   Dr. Greg Wohl, Associate Chair (Undergraduate), Mechanical Engineering

                                   Dr. Heather Sheardown, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

                                   Dr. Joey Kish, Professor & Associate Chair (Graduate), Department of Materials Science and Engineering

                                   Dr. Qiyin Fang, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics

10:30 - 10:45am             BREAK

10:45am - 12:00pm        Engineering Mentorship Panel cont’d 

12:00 – 1:00pm              Orientation Lunch

1:00 – 2:45pm               Graduate Attributes

                                    Dr. Greg Wohl, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2:45 – 3:00pm               BREAK

3:00 – 4:30pm               Research & Scholarship

                                    Dr. John Preston, Associate Dean, Research & External Relations

                                    Dr. Moataz Mohamed, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

                                    Mihaela (Miky) Dumitrescu, Senior Advisor (Engineering), Research Office for Administration, Development & Support   

                                    Nathan Coschi, Senior Advisor, Research Office for Administration, Development & Support 

                                    Amber Metham, Associate Director, Research Contracts, McMaster Industry Liaison Office

                                    Glen Crossley, Associate Director, Business Development and Intellectual Property, McMaster Industry Liaison Office

Faculty of Engineering New Faculty Orientation

Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:30pm

The Faculty of Engineering’s Faculty Development Academy has partnered with The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching to offer the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) in small group settings within the Faculty of Engineering.  This engaging, evidence-based workshop is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. 

The ISW presents a framework for planning and delivering lessons, and provides a forum for participants to deliver three participatory lessons to a small group of peers and reflect on a variety of feedback. Participants will each design and deliver three 10-minute, participatory mini-lessons and provide constructive feedback on the lessons of others. Many experienced instructors use this workshop as a place for refining their ideas about education and trying out new approaches for their classes.

By completing this workshop, instructor participants will be able to:

  • Construct intended learning outcomes (ILOs)
  • Incorporate active learning strategies into lessons
  • Enhance lesson planning and delivery approaches
  • Collect and utilize feedback from learners about lesson delivery
  • Provide valuable and constructive feedback on others’ lessons

In fulfilling the time and participation requirements of the ISW, you will earn an internationally-recognized Instructional Skills Workshop certificate.  The workshop will run from Tuesday, July 16th  through to Thursday, July 18thfrom 8:30AM – 4:30PM (each day) in JHE A114.