Faculty Orientation & Development Overview

  1. First refer to available website resources:
  2. Discuss:
    • GATL History, Vision, and Mission (see Business Plan)
    • Expectations
    • Syllabus (see Academic Program)
    • Assignments/flexibility/due dates (see Expectations of Students)
    • Teaching options (e.g., exercises, discussion groups, guest speakers, handouts, films, etc.)
    • Technology (e.g., PowerPoint, internet, etc.)
    • Publications
    • Assessment (see Grading and Assessment)
    • Grading/marking (Africa vs. US) (see Grading and Assessment)
    • Cultural Issues
    • Language: ESL/humor/sensitivity/idioms/slang/speaking slowly and clearly