10th Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff 2019-20

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is organising a three-day induction programme for new academic staff. 
Please download the programme and register online .
1st Day - Wednesday 28 August 2019:  Room 016 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
08:45-09:00 Registrations and coffee – meet the trainer: Dr. Lisa Hayes, Academic Developer, Plymouth University, UK.
09:00-12:30 Session 1 – Introduction to teaching for new academic staff: 
  • A – Learning Theories & Teaching Approaches: This session will enable participants to consider and discuss a range of learning theories (including behaviourist, cognitive and constructivist, social and situated, Humanistic and self).   The session will then lead on to presenting practical strategies that teachers can use in class to support these learning theories (active learning, group work, snowball, case studies).
  • B – Developing Lessons and Schemes of Work: This session will present the principles of constructive alignment and allow the participants to access tools to use when planning a session, or series of sessions.
  • C – Presentation Skills: This session will introduce the 7 Steps to Perfect Presentations, and will involve a short micro-presentation from each participant to a small group of peers, with constructive feedback
12:30-13:30 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
13:30-16:30 Session 2 – Using Technology to support Learning:
  • A – Supporting Student Engagement  – using automated response tools and other technologies to support student engagement (e.g. Padlet, Mentimeter, Poll Anywhere)
  • B – Flipping the Classroom – theories of flipped learning and ideas for approaches and strategies using technology that support a flipped approach
  • C – Using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) effectively, principles and examples of best practice in using a VLE to support student learning 
16:30-17:30 IT Tools & Services - (IT  Infrastructure Service): 
  • Email, VPN, Wireless, purchases process, use of IT equipment for teaching, IT labs
2nd Day - Thursday 29 August 2019: Room 016 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
Academic staff manual (Human Resources Services):         
  • Tenure track
  • Research grants
  • Medical coverage 
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Professional development (Prof. Phoevos Panagiotidis, Chair Dept. of English Studies):      
  • Service balancing         
  • Academic advisors
Continuous student assessment (Prof. Christos Xenophontos, Dept. of  Mathematics and Statistics):
  • Student evaluation: case studies, papers, examinations
  • Grades
13:00-14:00 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
Visits to Departments 
  • Getting to know the Department, introduction to colleagues
  • Process for creating new courses
3rd Day - Friday 30 August 2019: Location: Computer Lab No:005, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou.
09:00-10:00 Filing system ERMIS (Information Applications Service)
10:00-13:00 Introduction to Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
14:00-16:00 Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou", Library services and guided tour
Mental Health Centre (Department of Psychololgy) 
Room 007 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
18:00-19:30 Reception-Cocktail-“Tent” of the University House Anastasios G. Leventis

Workshops for instuctors, Fall Semester 2019-2020-open to all teaching staff: 

Location: Computer Lab No:004, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"

4 September 2019
Office 365 tools (IT  Infrastructure Service)
11 September 2019
Advanced level for Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
18 September 2019
Libraby tools for teaching staff:
Part Α: Resources and subscriptions.
Part Β: Research tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
Workshop: Supporting quality teaching: Designing to use data to improve and develop teaching and learning - In this workshop, we will address the question of using data to inform teaching and learning. In the contemporary learning context, data is increasingly available to show how learners are engaging with content, each other and the lecturer/teacher. These interactions may be in a digital space, such as a learning management system, or they may be in the face-to-face classroom. As an increasing number of digital tools, different kinds of tasks and change initiatives enter into the learning and teaching space, it becomes important to understand and assess what is happening through reflective practice. Workshop participants will consider questions that may be asked in the learning environment, data available, how to design learning to use data and how results may be interpreted. To do this, the group will work as an interdisciplinary team to consider these aspects of reflective practice from a range of perspectives and experience. Expected outcomes from the workshop are a plan for designing for data use and analysis to support reflective practice in participants' current teaching.
Facilitator: Ass. Prof. Sarah K. Howard, School of Education, Faculty of Social Science, University of Wollongong, Australia
Date: 23 October 2019, 09:00-12:00
Location: Computer Lab No:004, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"

9th Orientation Programme & seminars for teaching staff, Academic year 2018-19:

(1) Workshops for Blackboard:
(a) 19 September 2018 - Presentations/case studies: Use of Blackboard tools by instructors
(b) 26 September 2018 - Blackboard: Introductory level
(c) 17 October 2018 - Blackboard: Advanced level - CANCELLED
(2) 6th & 7th November 2018 - Detailed programme of the two-day workshop that will cover the following topics:
Session 1-Coaching & mentoring to support learning
Session 2-Effective peer review to support enhancement
Session 3-Using Team Based Learning to enhance student engagement
Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Hayes, Academic Developer, Plymouth University, UK.
Room 018 (Ground Floor), Social Facilities Centre-07 (ΚΟΔ07), UCY Campus.
(3) 16th January 2019 - Presentation of UCY Library services for teaching staff (in Greek)
Location: Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"

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