Friday, August 16, 2013

Workshops for Faculty Members

PDAD&C#11, 2013-14

To:         PDAD&C

From:       Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Date:       August 6, 2013

Re:         Workshops for New Faculty Members

Each year my office holds a number of workshops and seminars for new faculty.  Please ensure that all tenure-stream, teaching-stream and CLTA appointments (who have started since January 1, 2011) in your unit are made aware of these sessions.

New To U: New Faculty Integration Series

These informal luncheons are designed to introduce new faculty (appointed since January 1, 2011) to the University and offer them an opportunity to meet colleagues, hear the advice and reflections of experienced faculty and speak to senior academic administrators. They are held
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Topics addressed include:

Balancing Teaching and Research

October 8, 2013

What Matters to Pre-Tenure Faculty: The Results of the COACHE 2012 Survey

October 22, 2013

Pathway to Promotion in the Teaching Stream

January 15, 2014

3rd Year Review & Tenure
[Please Note: This session will be held from 10am-2pm, with lunch at 12pm]

January 23, 2014

Strategies for Success in the Pre-Tenure/Pre-Promotion Years

March 10, 2014

Registration and additional information can be found at:-

New Faculty Orientation & Welcome BBQ
Monday, August 26, 2013

The Office of the Vice-President and Provost and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), in partnership with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, Dual Career Connection and the Family Care Office invites new tenure and teaching stream faculty to join us at the Faculty Club located at 41 Willcocks Street, for a full day of Orientation followed by a BBQ for Faculty and their families. Additional information on the topics addressed can be found here:-

From August 27-30, 2013 CTSI will host a series of "Back-to-School" sessions on a range of teaching topics. We encourage you to share this information with your new and returning faculty:-

Orientation for New Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New faculty members are invited to attend an orientation session designed to provide an understanding of the University's organization and environment. Held at the Faculty Club, the session runs from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  A bag lunch is provided.

Topics include:
*     The history, structure and governance of the University
*     Equity, diversity and inclusivity
*     Career development
*     Employee services and web resources
*     A safe and healthy workplace

Registration and additional information about these orientation sessions can be found at this link:-

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day
Sunday, August 25, 2013

University of Toronto Varsity Blues Football presents a special faculty and staff appreciation day which is being held at Varsity Centre. Please encourage faculty and staff in your division to save the date. We would love to have as many staff and faculty members out on that last Sunday of August for a great afternoon of entertainment before the start of the Fall Term in September.

An Introduction to Canadian Taxes
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Provost's Office in conjunction with the Family Care Office and the Faculty Relocation Service hosts a workshop for new faculty members from outside Canada entitled Filing for the First Time: An Introduction to Canadian Taxes. The session will take place at the Faculty Club from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Previous workshops have been very highly rated by participants.

Ruth Reimer from Green, Chencinski, Starkman and Eles (GCSE) will provide a workshop session which will introduce the process of filing taxes in Canada and discuss some of the details of filing in both Canada and the US. Time will also be allowed for discussion, questions and answers. Some faculty members may also wish to arrange more individualized consultation with GCSE at their own cost.

Registration and additional information about this session can be found at this link:-

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