Center for Teaching Excellence

Murphy Building
600 Forbes Avenue 20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5177

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    The Orientation Schedule

    for 2014 Incoming 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).

    Adjunct Faculty

    Thursday, August 14, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Africa Room, Duquesne Room

    Full-Time Faculty

    Monday August 18, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Power Center, Ballroom 'C'

    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.

    Liberal Arts Graduate Teaching Assistants*

    Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21,  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Fisher Hall, Room 324

    The orientation for Liberal Arts Graduate Teaching Assistants focuses on effective college teaching in the Duquesne University context.

    For more information about the above events, call CTE at 412.396.5177
    or email

    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.

    Monday, August 18, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Berger Gallery, 207 College Hall

    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.

    For additional information, contact Susan Todhunter at 412.396.5092 or

    Bayer School of Environmental Science Graduate Teaching Assistants*

    Monday, August 19– Friday, August 23

    For information, contact Heather Costello at 412.396.6339 or

    Mylan School of Pharmacy Graduate Teaching Assistants*

    Monday, August 19- Friday, August 23

    For information, contact Jackie Farrer at 412.396.1172 or


    *Attendance at the graduate teaching assistant orientations is required by the Provost
    for incoming TAs.