Future Faculty Development Program

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  • Date and time

    2019.07.22 (Mon)-24 (Wed)   (9:00-16:00)

  • Venue

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

  • Lecturer

    Dr. Nanda Dimitrov
    (Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University, Canada)
    Aisha Haque
    (Associate Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University, Canada)
    Dr. Beth Hundey
    (Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University, Canada)

  • Target

    40 graduate students enrolled in Doctoral Course (on first come first served basis)

  • Application period

    We will accept applications in the order they are received and cease accepting applications once the limit is reached.

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Course Description:
A successful career in academia requires the ability to teach, publish, and present to international audiences. Join us in the Preparing Future Faculty 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
・Communicating their research and scholarly identity effectively through a research dossier
Those completing the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion jointly by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Western University and the Hokkaido University Centre for Teaching and Learning.


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.

Beth Hundey

Ph.D. Geography – Environment and Sustainability (Western)
B.A. Geography (Western)
Dr. Beth Hundey works to support curriculum improvement and the evidence-based and thoughtful integration of technology into the classroom. Dr. Hundey supports learning at a range of scales, with a focus on module and program level design. She is also an Adjunct Research Faculty in the Centre for Research in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Western University.
Her educational research interests include the role of science communication in graduate training, best practices in online teaching mentorship programs, and mapping non-traditional components of the curriculum. She also has a keen interest in helping departments communicate their program strengths through curriculum mapping and analysis.
Dr. Hundey is trained as a scientist and geographer with an interdisciplinary focus on Environment and Sustainability. Dr. Hundey is also an occasional Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. Her graduate and undergraduate teaching in physical geography and biology have brought her from the large lecture hall, to Western Active Learning Space, to field courses in Ontario and northern Sweden.
Website: http://hundey.ca/
Twitter: @bhundey