Welcome to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. At UOIT we are committed to promoting quality teaching and learning, meaningful research, and vibrant student life. We feel very fortunate to have you join our academic community, and we are counting on you to work collaboratively to help us achieve our goals as a team.
Your professional obligations and responsibilities to the university encompasses: teaching; research, scholarly and professional practice, and service to the university. All members of the faculty are expected to have skills in the integration of information and communication technology into teaching, and you are asked to model those skills in our own teaching.
The university believes that mentorship is important to the success of the university and to all new faculty members. It is anticipated that all newly hired faculty will participate in the program, which consists of: an orientation session in August, monthly faculty lunches, periodic classroom visits, and scheduled meetings with the Associate Provost Academic.
The following services are offered as part of the mentoring program. This program will continue to evolve as our university grows.
A welcoming, comprehensive program planned to assist new faculty to prepare for their teaching and other responsibilities at UOIT.
Monthly Networking Lunches
Informal sessions where new faculty meet to share thoughts, feelings, questions, and ideas about instructing at UOIT, and enhancing personal teaching skills. Lunch is provided.
End of First Semester Follow-up Meeting
An informal meeting where new faculty members are invited to share ideas and recommendations for future development needs. Individual meetings may be arranged by making an appointment with the Associate Provost Academic.
The Associate Provost Academic will observe a new faculty member’s class and meet for a feedback discussion. Faculty members choose the session and collaborate with the observer to prepare the focus for feedback.
Tenure and Promotion
Annually scheduled group meetings that help faculty members to prepare for tenure.
The Teaching Portfolio
A yearly presentation to assist faculty members with development of their teaching portfolio for tenure and for career planning.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Learn how to use your research skills to refine your commitment to teaching by conducting scientific investigation and documentation of your instructional efforts. Scheduled presentations will be announced regularly, and if you would like individual advice, please contact Dr. Bill Muirhead.