CRLT Blog

We are pleased to welcome four CRLT Fellows, instructional consultants working in new teaching centers at four Chinese research universities:

 

  • Dr. Guangbin Lin (Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing)
  • Dr. Junqi Wu (Central China Normal University, Wuhan)
  • Ms. Yi Zhang (Beijing Jiao Tong University)
  • Dr. Lin Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

The Fellows will spend three weeks at U-M learning about CRLT’s programs and services, visiting classes and meeting U-M faculty, and developing program plans to take back to their home universities. We at CRLT also look forward to learning from our Chinese colleagues about how their centers are helping to enact educational reform efforts that are a top priority in China. The Fellows represent one of several collaborations with Chinese universities and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China that CRLT has undertaken in support of President Coleman’s China Initiative. 

To welcome new instructors to the University and help prepare them for their first teaching assignments at U-M, CRLT will be offering orientations for new faculty and new GSIs in the last week of August. These programs are all designed to help new instructors meet  colleagues from across the campus, learn about the resources available for teaching, and hit the ground running when the teaching term begins. Our work with U-M instructors has convinced us that when teaching is going well, other aspects of faculty or GSI work life are more likely to fall into place. Therefore, we take great care in designing orientations that will make the best possible use of time and cover the topics most salient to getting a good start in the classroom, lab, or studio.

All of us at CRLT are excited to welcome new instructors to campus and to help you get the tools you need to succeed. We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date Highlights
GSI Teaching Orientation August 27-28
  • Practice Teaching
  • CRLT Players Performance
  • Sessions on the First Days of Teaching 
  • Workshops on Teaching
New Faculty Orientation August 29
  • Welcoming Remarks from the Provost
  • CRLT Players Performance
  • Workshops on Teaching
  • Information Fair with 50 U-M Offices
Engineering GSI Teaching Orientation August 30
  • Engineering-Specific Teaching Workshops
  • Practice Teaching
  • CRLT Players Performance on Climate in the STEM Classroom