Future Faculty Development Program

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  • Date and time

    2018.08.06 (Mon)-08 (Wed)   (9:00-16:00)

  • Venue

    Hokkaido University Multimedia Education Building, 3rd Floor, Studio type Seminar Room

Course Description
A successful career in academia requires the ability to teach, publish, and present to international audiences!

Join us in the Future Faculty Development course to gain hands-on practice and concrete strategies to teach complex concepts in your discipline, communicate your research at conferences and through internationally recognized journals, and network with colleagues in both academia and industry.

Through interactive activities and feedback from course instructors, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching and communication skills for future faculty careers.

Course Goals
By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with strategies for:

・Facilitating active learning in diverse classrooms
・Giving and receiving constructive feedback to students and peers
・Presenting their research to interdisciplinary audiences
・Networking and presenting at international academic conferences
・Publishing their research, by communicating effectively with journal editors and reviewers
・Communicating their skills during the academic job search process

How to apply

Applications will be accepted online (please check the form below) on a first come first serve basis until the maximum capacity is reached.
8/2 We stopped accepting applications.

August 6-7-8, 2018 (Mon. – Wed.), 9:00 – 16:00

Hokkaido University Multimedia Education Building, 3th floor, Studio type Seminar Room
(Kita 17, Nishi 8, Kita-Ku, Sapporo)

Nanda Dimitrov
(Director, Teaching Support Centre, Western University, Canada)
Aisha Haque
(Associate Director, Teaching Support Centre, Western University, Canada)

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Doctoral and Master course students who want to become a faculty. (40 person)




Those completing the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion with Western University TSC and Hokkaido University CTL name.


Lecturer Biographies

Nanda Dimitrov

Ph.D., M.A. Intercultural Communication & Comparative International Education (University of Minnesota)
B.A. English Literature and Linguistics (ELTE University, Hungary and Graceland University, USA)

Dr. Nanda Dimitrov is an educational developer and intercultural communication scholar, her work focuses on intercultural learning in diverse classrooms, faculty mentorship, graduate supervision across cultures, and interculturalizing the curriculum.

She holds an adjunct research professor appointment in the Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the Faculty of Education, and has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years, both at the at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Her recent publications have explored the development of intercultural teaching competence, disciplinary communication, and the impact of International TA training programs. She has served as co-editor of New Directions in Teaching and Learning (Special issue on Learning at Intercultural Intersections, 2018); and as a reviewer for a number of academic journals including the Canadian Journal of Higher Education and Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development.

She has been invited to speak about her work at over a dozen Canadian higher education institutions and facilitated faculty development at universities in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Japan. Her work on supervision across cultures has been cited in Nature, and University Affairs.

Read more about her research at westernu.academia.edu/NandaDimitrov

Aisha Haque

Ph.D. Education (Western – in progress) Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership
M.A. English (Western)
B.Ed. Education; B.A. English Hons (UBC)

Aisha is an educational developer with a background in culturally relevant teaching, anti-racist education, and post-colonial literature. At the TSC, she develops programs to support graduate student professional development, supports faculty members in course design (particularly for intercultural learning), and coordinates the Western Certificate in Academic and Professional Communication for international teaching assistants.

Aisha is also an affiliated researcher in the Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at Western. Her research with Nanda Dimitrov on intercultural teaching competence was recognized with the Christine A. Stanley Award for Research on Diversity and Inclusion from the POD Network (2017).

Aisha is a frequent invited speaker who has facilitated 11 faculty-development workshops as well as 9 keynotes and plenaries across Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan. She has been a guest co-editor for the Canadian Journal of Higher Education (special issue on Teaching Preparation for Graduate Students, 2015) and served on the executive committee for TAGSA (Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement – a SIG of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education).

Aisha brings a decade of teaching and course-design experience at the post-secondary level to the TSC. She was previously Professor of Writing and Communication at Fanshawe College where she taught over 20 courses (face-to-face, online, and blended) on Bollywood cinema, writing, and professional communication.

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