Orientation for Faculty and Teaching Assistants
The Center for Teaching Excellence offers programs to welcome and orient all who are new to the teaching community at Duquesne, as well as colleagues who are making the transition to a new role (e.g., moving from adjunct or TA to full-time faculty).
Below are the programs that we typically offer. Click here for the 2013 Orientation Schedule.
All new faculty receive a copy of the current Faculty Resource Guide.
The Adjunct Faculty Orientation is held in August and December.
The purpose of the full-time faculty orientation is to prepare faculty to thrive in teaching, serving and conducting research in the context of the Duquesne University Mission.
Full-time faculty orientation is usually held the Monday before classes begin in August.
Liberal Arts Graduate Teaching Assistants*
The orientation for Liberal Arts Graduate Teaching Assistants focuses on effective college teaching in the Duquesne University context.
This session is usually held on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to classes beginning in August.
CTE co-sponsored orientation events
The International Teaching Assistant Orientation (for TAs from all departments who come from outside USA)* is co-sponsored by the English as a Second Language Program and CTE.
The International Teaching Assistant Orientation includes a discussion of the culture of college teaching in the USA and guidance on preparing for the “TEACH” test videotaping that is required of all nonnative speakers of English.
This session is usually held on the Monday evening before fall classes begin [August 19, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, 207 College Hall].
For additional information, contact Susan Todhunter at 412.396.5092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bayer School of Environmental Science Graduate Teaching Assistants*
The orientation for Bayer Graduate Teaching Assistants usually occurs the week before classes begin in August [Monday, August 19- Friday, August 23].
For information, contact Heather Costello at 412.396.6339 or email@example.com.
Mylan School of Pharmacy Graduate Teaching Assistants*
The orientation for Mylan Graduate Teaching Assistants usually occurs the week before classes begin in August [Monday, August 19- Friday, August 23].
For information, contact Jackie Farrer at 412.396.1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Attendance at the graduate teaching assistant orientations is required by the Provost for incoming TAs.