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Center for Teaching & Learning

Administration 304F
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8528
mewilson@ucmo.edu





New Faculty Orientation

The Network for Instructional Support and Enhancement Committee (NISE) and Academic Affairs hosts a development workshop each fall before the start of the semester for new faculty. New Faculty Orientation for 2014 will be August 11th – 14th on the UCM campus in Warrensburg. The NISE Committee was established to provide non-evaluative instructional support for new faculty. The goal of NISE is to promote and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning as central to the mission of the University. To accomplish this goal, NISE will support new faculty throughout the year with a mentorship program, beginning with the three day workshop during orientation week.

New Faculty will meet in Union 237 A & B Monday through Thursday. To familiarize yourself with campus building locations and parking, please take a look at the campus map.

With an increased faculty and student population this week, you may wish to purchase your parking permit prior to arriving to campus. Permits can be purchased via the MyCentral portal.

During the NISE Orientation, a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be offered. Please notify Melissa Wilson, mewilson@ucmo.edu, of any dietary needs.

NISE workshops focus on teaching techniques and information necessary to be successful from your first day in the classroom. Technology is discussed during the workshop, but will be an overview of technology offered on campus. Those faculty wanting in-depth technology training on topics such as Google, Adobe Presenter, Blackboard, Softchalk, etc., will find training opportunities on the Training Calendar throughout the summer and school year.

Please bring a syllabus with you to the NISE Orientation. Faculty who do not yet have a syllabus can bring a department syllabus. Syllabus can be a hard copy or accessed electronically (USB drive, laptop, Google docs).

Orientation Schedule 2014

Monday, August 11th: Human Resources, Union 237 A & B, 8:30 - 12:30

Tuesday, August 12th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00

Wednesday, August 13th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00

Thursday, August 14th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00

Friday, August 15th: Faculty Work Day

Please register for both the Human Resources training and the NISE Orientation.

 

NISE Committee Members:

Carl Grigsby, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations & Literacy, NISE Committee Chair

Ann McCoy, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, NISE Committee Member

Scott Smith, Associate Professor, Marketing, NISE Committee Member

Rahila Weed, Associate Professor, Art & Design, NISE Committee Member

Melissa Wilson, Coordinator, Center for Teaching & Learning, NISE Committee Member