The 2020 fall orientation for new faculty took place virtually on August 10-11. Below, the orientation is broken down into Day 1 and Day 2, and under each day is a guide to the activities and resources for each session. Video recordings of the panel on small groups and teamwork and the session on inclusive and efficient evaluation are under Day 1 and Day 2, respectively. Below the two orientation sections are resources that were suggested by new faculty during orientation.
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Orientation: Day 1
Faculty members Louis Epstein, Peter Gittins, and Paul Jackson lead a panel on small group work and teamwork.
Orientation: Day 2
Associate Director of Writing, Speaking, and Academic Support and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Writing Bridget Draxler leads a session on inclusive and efficient evaluation practices.
Resources Suggested by New Faculty During Orientation
Brown, Peter; Roediger, Henry; McDaniel, Mark (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014). Offers concrete techniques for more productive and successful learning.
A blog from artist and writer Salomé Voegelin about sounds and words. Suggested by a faculty member as potential movement exercises that can be used to break up online screen time.
A fun way for your students to get to know each other.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a non-profit focused on supporting and increasing the number of indigenous peoples of North America in STEM fields. This page is a list of their publications.
This website run by the MN Department of Transportation provides up-to-date information on road conditions, weather reports, and traffic incidents on Minnesota roads. You can also download the Minnesota 511 app.