New Faculty Orientation 2019

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
113 McCaul St, Room 512

All new faculty members at OCAD U are invited to attend our New Faculty Orientation 2019. It's a great chance to meet other new faculty members and academic colleaugues and become more familiar with the university community. New faculty are encouraged to attend the full day of programming, details of which are provided below.

(All sessions will be held at 113 McCaul, Room 512 unless otherwise noted.)
9:00am -10:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Light refreshments
- Opening remarks from Provost
- Land Acknowledgment with Elder
- Welcome to OCADU from President Diamond
10:45am -12:15pm
Walking Tour of OCAD U
This walking tour of the university campus will introduce faculty to important resources and support units at OCAD U
 12:15pm -1:15pm Q&A Panel with Deans and Lunch 
 1:30pm -4:30pm Teaching Essentials Workshop

This workshop includes discussions, activities and presentations designed to help new faculty prepare for teaching and working in the unique setting of OCAD U. Topics will include land acknowledgements, inclusive teaching practices, resources for student research, using Canvas and a Q&A session with a panel of OCAD U’s Teaching Award winners.  

 4:30pm -6:00pm Social in Lambert Lounge

Cap off the day with this reception to celebrate the start of the academic year with other new faculty. *This event will be held in the Lambert Lounge (Rm 187) at 100 McCaul St.

Click here to register for all or some of these events

Cultural Competency Training

All new faculty are strongly encouraged to participate in Cycle 1 of the Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT) offered by the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centre (OFIFC). The intent of the ICCT is for organizations to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that support the development of meaningful and informed relationships with Indigenous people, families and communities.

Cultural Competency Training: Cycle 1 

The first cycle focuses on the early relationship in Canada with Indigenous people, intergenerational trauma and an introduction of the OFIFC’s relationship framework.

Cultural Competency Training: Cycle 1
Monday, August 26th, 2019
9:15 am - 4:15 pm
113 McCaul Street, Room 512

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Canvas Orientation

Canvas Orientation: Using Online Tools to Support Your Teaching 

This hands-on workshop covers the basics of getting started in Canvas. Topics include basic navigation, the Course Outline Builder tool, and the Assignments tool. This is a great session for new faculty or those who need a Canvas refresher. Please bring a laptop to fully participate in the workshop.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
113 McCaul St, Room 512
Thursday, August 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
113 McCaul St, Room 510
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Assignment Re/Design Studio

Open to all faculty, this drop-in studio working session is a chance to meet with faculty and staff colleagues to discuss and refine existing course assignments and projects, or brainstorm new ones in a collaborative and practical workshop environment.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
100 McCaul St, Lambert Lounge
No registration required.

Bring assignment descriptions or ideas to discuss with colleagues from program areas across the university. In addition to faculty members, staff from the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, Writing & Learning Centre, Academic Computing and the Library will also be available to share their expertise on such topics as: 

  • Using a wholistic approach to integrate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives
  • Embedding principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Using writing activities to generate ideas and strengthen concepts
  • Scaffolding assignments to support English Language Learners
  • Integrating technologies to enhance learning
  • Creating effective assignments and assessments for larger classes
  • Developing students’ information literacy and library research skills

Come alone or with a team. No appointment or registration necessary.