16 and 23 August 2021
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Human Resources Office (HRO) and Office of Vice-President (Academic and Research) (VPARO) jointly organised the Induction Programme for New Academic Staff 2021 with a series of a forum and workshops on 16 and 20 August 2021.
The programme started with a sharing by Professor Simon Ho, President, on the latest development of HSUHK. Then, each of the five School Deans welcomed the new academic staff to the HSUHK family by introducing them one by one to the audience. The morning session of the first day’s induction programme was enriched by a sharing by Professor Y V Hui, Provost and Vice-President (Academic and Research), and Dr Tom Fong, Vice-President (Organisational Development), on “Teaching, Research, Student Learning at HSUHK”. Their sharing highlighted the effective teaching and learning practices at our University, funding and supports for teaching and research, graduate attributes “iGPS”, and Residential Colleges System.
In the afternoon session, Dr Eugene Wong, Director of Virtual Reality Centre, and Dr George Ho, Associate Director (E-Learning) of CTL, delivered a seminar entitled “Online Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies”. Both of them shared their precious experiences on online teaching and learning with some useful e-learning tools.
On the second day of the induction programme, a forum on “Creating a Welcoming, Positive and Productive Learning Environment”, a workshop on “Outcome-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) and Criterion-Referenced Assessment”, and a seminar on “Learning Programme Accreditation and Quality Assurance” were organised for new academic staff. To facilitate new academics’ understanding of the administrative units, a new session was added this year. Ms Mary Yeung, Head of Human Resources, led the session of “Overview of Administrative and Academic Support Offices at HSUHK”. Participants raised questions and took part enthusiastically in the discussion with senior management members.