Biggio Center hosting events for new faculty and graduate teaching assistants

Published: January 04, 2022

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This week, the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning will host two events for new faculty members: Teaching @ Auburn, a teaching orientation for new faculty and graduate teasching assistants, and EASL Academy, a workshop preparing faculty to teach in EASL classroom spaces.

Teaching @ Auburn orientation

This event takes place on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building at RBD. All new faculty hired within the last year and graduate students are welcome to attend.  Returning faculty and graduate students who feel like this event would be beneficial to their teaching or professional goals are also welcome.

In this engaging introduction to teaching well at Auburn, participants will:

- Learn about important Auburn teaching policies

- Familiarize themselves with the expectations of their role at Auburn as a new faculty member or a new graduate student

- Break out for small group activities relevant to their role: new faculty, STEM GTAs, or humanities, social sciences, or arts GTAs

- Identify key resources to support teaching and professional development

- Ask and receive answers to questions

For more information and to register for the event, visit the Biggio Center website.

EASL Academy Workshop

This half-day long, interactive workshop will prepare faculty to teach in an EASL classroom by introducing best practices for maximizing learning using the unique technology, furniture and pedagogies of active learning classrooms. In addition to test-driving the instructional technology in the room and experiencing collaborative learning from a student’s perspective, participants will engage with a range of learning activities supported by the EASL rooms. The session itself will be designed to model the principles of engaged and active student learning promised by the design of the space. This workshop will prepare and qualify you to teach in the Mell Classroom building but the activities and goals are designed support and enhance your ability to teach in any instructional space. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the Biggio Center website.