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August 29, 1996

New faculty info fair, teaching workshops scheduled for Aug. 30

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) will present a series of teaching workshops and an information fair for new faculty tomorrow, Aug. 30, in the William Pitt Union (WPU) and Forbes Quadrangle.

Both the workshops and the fair are free. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., followed by the information fair from 3 to 5 p.m. in the WPU Ballroom.

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Provost James Maher and Ellen Beam Rudy, dean of the School of Nursing, will welcome new faculty to the fair, while Diane Davis, director of CIDDE, will provide an overview of the event.

The workshops will start at 9 a.m. with "What Do I Do Now?," a case study discussion examining tough teaching situations. It will be held in WPU Dining Room A, and will be led by Laurie Richlin of CIDDE.

Also at 9 a.m., Ed McBride and Ida Joiner, of the Office of Computing and Information Services, will present "Let's Communicate," a demonstration of technological teaching resources available at Pitt.

"Let's Communicate" will repeat at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All sessions will be in the computer laboratory at 1E01 Forbes Quad. At 10:30 a.m., Joanne Claus of CIDDE will present "Getting to Know Us," a workshop on services available to help faculty develop courses, incorporate technology in teaching, analyze student learning, prepare grant proposals, plan for distance education, and develop new teaching methods, strategies and activities.

"Getting to Know Us" will be in WPU Dining Room A. It will be followed at noon by a general roundtable discussion in the WPU Assembly Room.

At 1:30 p.m., Brenda Manning and Diane Marsh of CIDDE will lead a workshop on "How to Hit the Ground Running." The program will focus on common problems, interests and priorities of faculty in different stages of their careers. It will be in WPU Dining Room A.

The faculty information fair will offer information on such subjects as graduate and undergraduate studies, regional campuses, faculty governance, teaching, research, students, University services, benefits, communications and women's concerns.

Participants will include the Office of the Provost, Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching, Office of the Registrar, Office of Research, Office of Research in Health Sciences, Center for Continuing Education in Health Sciences, Office of Student Affairs, University Honors College, Generations Together, Office of Affirmative Action, Office of Computing and Information Services, University Library System, The Book Center, Office of Parking and Transportation, Central Business Services, Pitt's Informal Program, campus police, Office of Human Resources, Athletics, Greater Pittsburgh Federal Credit Union, University Wellness Program, Women's Association of the University, University Relations and Governmental Relations.

New faculty will be permitted to register for the workshops and fair on the day of the events, but advanced registration is preferred. To register, call 624-6592.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 29 Issue 1

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