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August 2014 TA Orientation Duquesne University Policies and Resources August 2014 TA Orientation Duquesne University Policies and Resources

Overview of Materials n Packet Hand-outs On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Overview of Materials n Packet Hand-outs On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching n www. duq. edu/cte n n n Web Resources Links to Univ. Services Links to Univ. Policies

Center for Teaching Excellence “We help Duquesne faculty and TAs excel as teacherscholars deeply Center for Teaching Excellence “We help Duquesne faculty and TAs excel as teacherscholars deeply invested in students’ learning” 20 Chatham Square n 412. 396. 5177 n [email protected] edu n www. duq. edu/cte n @Duq. CTE n NEW: flourishingacademic. wordpress. com n

Center for Teaching Excellence Laurel Willingham-Mc. Lain, Director n Steve Hansen, Associate Director for Center for Teaching Excellence Laurel Willingham-Mc. Lain, Director n Steve Hansen, Associate Director for Faculty Development n Erin Rentschler, Program Manager n Michael Mc. Gravey, Instructional Consultant for Teaching Assistants n Rachel Luckenbill, Instructional Consultant for Teaching Assistants n

Center for Teaching Excellence n n n n New TA orientations Consulting Print & Center for Teaching Excellence n n n n New TA orientations Consulting Print & online resources Workshops and book studies TA-only events TA Award Certificate of University Teaching See CTE brochure for more information

Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights See “Class Schedule Highlights” handout (salmon) n Class Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights See “Class Schedule Highlights” handout (salmon) n Class schedules available online: n http: //www. duq. edu/academics/universityregistrar/class-schedules n Exam schedule: n http: //www. duq. edu/academics/universityregistrar/final-examsgrades n

Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights Mon. , 25 August Classes begin Fri. , Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights Mon. , 25 August Classes begin Fri. , 29 August Last day to change class schedule Mon. , 1 September Labor Day No classes Fri. , 13 October Last day to report midterm grades Mid-October Book orders due for Spring semester

Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights Saturday, 1 November All Saints Day Fri. , Fall Semester 2014 Class Schedule Highlights Saturday, 1 November All Saints Day Fri. , 14 November Last day for graduate students to withdrawal with a “W” grade Mon. , 24 Nov. – Sat. , 29 Nov. Thanksgiving No classes Tues. , 9 December Classes meet according to MONDAY class schedule. Wed. , 11 Dec. - Wed. , 17 Dec. Final exams

Sexual Harassment n Forms of Sexual Harassment n Quid pro quo (“something for something”) Sexual Harassment n Forms of Sexual Harassment n Quid pro quo (“something for something”) n n Hostile work environment (creation of an uncomfortable atmosphere) n n n Power differential Verbal, Non-verbal, physical Your department will inform you about required sexual harassment prevention and policy training See the Administrative Policy (TAP) # 31 (includes Title IX)

Sexual Harassment Policy v No faculty member may engage in a romantic and/or sexual Sexual Harassment Policy v No faculty member may engage in a romantic and/or sexual relationship or in romantic and/or sexual conduct with any student currently enrolled at Duquesne University v Policy Web Link http: //www. duq. edu/Documents/shared_hr/ _pdf/admin-policies/TAP-31. pdf

Sexual Harassment Policy v Online training required of all Duquesne employees – Must be Sexual Harassment Policy v Online training required of all Duquesne employees – Must be completed within 30 days of orientation and then must RE-CERTIFY every three years, per University Counsel's Office v Training Instructions v Go to DORI v Click on the Staff Tab and Locate the DU Training Channel v Follow “Compliance Training” Instructions

Support Services Campus Ministry n Counseling Center n English as a Second Language n Support Services Campus Ministry n Counseling Center n English as a Second Language n Freshman Development and Special Student Services n Learning Skills Center n

Support Services n Academic Advisors Advocates for students in academic, counseling and financial areas Support Services n Academic Advisors Advocates for students in academic, counseling and financial areas n Contact them if you suspect student is having difficulty—the earlier the better n Student information, including name of advisor, available via DORI (www. dori. duq. edu) n

Students with Disabilities n n Physical and/or learning disabilities Entitled to reasonable accommodations n Students with Disabilities n n Physical and/or learning disabilities Entitled to reasonable accommodations n n n Instructor may be held personally liable if reasonable accommodations are not made for a student with a documented disability On syllabus, advise student to see you at beginning of course if accommodations needed Office of Special Student Services can help you understand the law and make accommodations n 412 -396 -6657

Gumberg Library n Graduate Student Privileges Graduate student study room n Circulation: 50 books, Gumberg Library n Graduate Student Privileges Graduate student study room n Circulation: 50 books, 8 weeks n n 2 renewals (unless recalled) n Doesn’t apply to interlibrary loan n E-Z Borrow: books only n ILLIAD: books, articles, and other n materials http: //guides. library. duq. edu/content. php? pid =326774&sid=2673963

Gumberg Library Training and Workshops n Laptops available for check-out n Reserve materials for Gumberg Library Training and Workshops n Laptops available for check-out n Reserve materials for teaching n Allow one week processing n Students need ID to access reserve n Electronic reserves (e. g. , scanned articles) n

Instructional Media n Educational Technology n n Services: n n Location: 222 -223 Rockwell Instructional Media n Educational Technology n n Services: n n Location: 222 -223 Rockwell Hall Phone: (412) 396 -5625 Email: [email protected] edu Blackboard: online learning system Collaborate, Starfish Connect's appointment scheduler, Camtasia, Snagit, and Smartboard and Smart Notebook Training available through campus workshops, webinars, and self-guided tutorial options Visit http: //www. duq. edu/academics/resourcesand-technology/educational-technology

Instructional Media n Computing and Technology Services n Media Services & Distribution Center (MSDC) Instructional Media n Computing and Technology Services n Media Services & Distribution Center (MSDC) n Phone: 412 -396 -4614 email: [email protected] edu n Location: 210 Canevin n Web: http: //www. duq. edu/academics/resources-andtechnology/media-services n To find out what media equipment is installed in your classroom, visit AV TRACKER website: www. duq. edu/avtracker n

Instructional Media n Classroom Technologies Reserve equipment early if your room is not already Instructional Media n Classroom Technologies Reserve equipment early if your room is not already equipped n In each building, you can order: n n LCD projector PC and MAC Laptop Computers n TV/VCR cart n VHS and/or DVD player Portable Projection Screen n Slide projectors n Portable Public Address System

Grading Policy n n n There is no A+ or C- at Duquesne Check Grading Policy n n n There is no A+ or C- at Duquesne Check with your department regarding specific grading policies (+/- system) Announce grading policy on syllabus

Parking for TAs § 2014 – 2015 permit sales began on July 1, 2014. Parking for TAs § 2014 – 2015 permit sales began on July 1, 2014. § Please continue to check the website for updates: http: //www. duq. edu/about/campus/parking § Usually need contract letter in order to receive discounted rates.

Duquesne Culture of Teaching Campus-wide focus on teaching & learning n TA and faculty Duquesne Culture of Teaching Campus-wide focus on teaching & learning n TA and faculty awards n Certificate of University Teaching n Publications by faculty on teaching n

A word about TAs… Find a healthy balance between your teaching and your scholarship A word about TAs… Find a healthy balance between your teaching and your scholarship