New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST, Spring 2020

Friday, 17 January, 2020 - 09:30

The New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST is a teaching and learning introductory program for all teaching staff who has recently joined the University. This two-day program is specifically designed to provide a big-picture view of HKUST’s teaching and learning initiatives and help new teaching staff become familiar with the people, places, and policies that support their teaching and research at HKUST.

In the first day program, new teaching staff will have the opportunity to learn about some key aspects of HKUST’s teaching and learning, such as undergraduate and common core curriculum, demographic and culture of the student body; and ways to gather feedback on your teaching. In addition, teaching award-winning faculty will share their teaching practice and give advice on how to teach effectively.


Please contact Miss Phoebe Mok at 2358 6297 or Register here.

Program Rundown

Date/Time Sessions
17 Jan 2020
Venue: Rm 6558 (6/F, lift 27-28)

Welcome by the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning)
Session 1: Teaching and Learning @ HKUST and Overview of UG Curriculum

10:15-10:45 Session 2: Overview of the Common Core Curriculum
10:45-11:15 Tea Break

Session 3: Knowing your Students; Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

12:15-13:45 Get-together-lunch
13:45-14:30 Session 4: Sharing from HKUST Professors
14:30-15:30 Session 5: Getting Feedback on Your Teaching
12:30 - 14:00 Session 6: Canvas Basic (23 Jan)

Program Descriptions

17 January 2020

Session 1: Teaching and Learning @ HKUST and Overview of UG Curriculum

Prof Roger Cheng, Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning)

This session intends to provide you with a better understanding of all the specific issues related to teaching and learning at HKUST.  During the session, you can hear from the Associate Provost of Teaching and Learning in areas that are of importance to you as a new academia, these include an overview of the 4-year UG curriculum; pedagogical approaches; teaching practice performance indicators, and strategic teaching and learning initiatives at HKUST.

Session 2: Overview of the Common Core Curriculum

Prof Chih Chen Chang, Academic Director of University Common Education

As the Common Core Program is a key part of the undergraduate educational experience, complementing studies in specialist disciplines and other learning opportunities, the Academic Director of Undergraduate Core Education will also present in this session to give you an overview of the common core curriculum and the development process of common core course.

Session 3: Knowing Your Students; Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Dr. Beatrice Chu, Educational Developer, Center for Education Innovation

This session intends to let you to get to know about the UG students at HKUST.  Some of the UG students’ characteristics including demographics, background and study habits will be introduced. Diversity of HKUST’s student body and teaching for diversity will also be touched upon.

Session 4: Sharing from HKUST Professors (Roundtable discussion)

Prof Julian Groves, Associate Professor of Social Science Education, Dept of Social Science
Prof Professor Liem, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

In this session, you can learn from teaching award-winning colleagues on the sharing of teaching practices that can enhance student engagement and learning effectiveness, as well as a roundtable discussion on aspect that bring about good teaching at UST.

Session 5: Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

Nick Noakes, Associate Director, Center for Education Innovation

Gathering feedback from students about your teaching can be useful in helping you to develop and refine your teaching. This session will provide a number of different ways that you can obtain feedback on your teaching both during a course and at the end of a semester.

Session 6: Canvas Basic (23 Jan)

Ms. May Tse and Mr. Rambo Lai, Education Development Officer, Center for Education Innovation

Canvas is a comprehensive and user-friendly Learning Management System adopted by the University in 2014 to support its changing learning and teaching needs. In this hands-on session, we will guide you through key basic features in Canvas such as creating and managing course content, communicating with students, monitoring learning progress, and grading students’ work.

*Light refreshment will be provided.

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