Induction Programme

Induction Programme 2019

HKBU is renowned for its dedication in providing an excellent and holistic education experience for its students. Being the top strategic priority of providing “Best Student Experience” in our Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 ( quality teaching and learning is again given top priority, re-emphasising our focus on Whole Person Education.

This Induction Programme is specifically designed for new academic and teaching staff members joining HKBU. The primary objective of the Programme is to help new colleagues get familiar with the learning and teaching environment and culture of HKBU.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Induction Programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pertinent aspects of the teaching and learning culture at HKBU;
  2. Recognise the characteristics of HKBU students that relate to their learning and deploy appropriate motivational techniques to help students learn more effectively;
  3. Identify the resources (including pedagogical approaches, assessment methods and policies, and eTools) available at HKBU and deploy appropriate ones for the enhancement of teaching and learning.

The completion of the Induction Programme is mandatory for new academic/teaching colleagues up to the rank of Assistant Professor. The Programme is highly recommended to other new colleagues as well, as it will give an overview of the teaching and learning culture at HKBU and the pedagogies commonly adopted. The following workshops are scheduled in August 2019:

A. Two mandatory workshops:
Induction Workshop 1: Overview of Teaching & Learning @HKBU
Induction Workshop 2: Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning @HKBU
B. To complete the Induction Programme, colleagues have further options below:
Select any 3 workshops out of the following: Induction Workshop 3: Leveraging Students as Partners in Educational Development;
Induction Workshop 4: Knowing Your Students @HKBU;
Pre-semester Workshop 1: Moodle Basics;
Pre-semester Workshop 2: Moodle Intermediate;
Pre-semester Workshop 3: Echo360 + Mirroring360.
Select 1 workshop listed from category B1 + T&L Symposium

Remark: For details of the induction workshops, please see table below.
For details of the pre-semester workshops, please click the link here.


Induction Workshop Outline

1.Overview of Teaching & Learning @HKBU19 Aug (Mon)10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.AAB613
2.Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning @HKBU19 Aug (Mon)2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.AAB613
3.Leveraging Students as Partners in Educational Development22 Aug (Thu)10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.AAB504
4.Knowing Your Students @HKBU 22 Aug (Thu)2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.AAB504

Induction Workshop Details

Workshop 1

Title: Overview of Teaching and Learning @HKBU
Facilitators: Colleagues from Teaching & Learning Offices
Abstract: In this session, we will share with you the overview of teaching and learning policy and practice at the University. Representatives from different teaching and learning offices like Academic Registry, Office of Student Affairs, General Education Office, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning and International Office etc. will share their roles of supporting teachers to facilitate quality teaching and learning at the University in a round-table discussion.
Date & Time: 19 Aug 2019 (Mon), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Workshop 2

Title: Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) @HKBU
Facilitators: CHTL colleagues
Abstract: With the full adoption of Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), teaching and learning at HKBU emphasises the creation of a more learning-centered environment and the provision of timely feedback in motivating students to study at a high standard. Hence the use of engaging teaching and learning activities (TLAs) coupled with appropriate formative and summative assessment methods (AMs) constructively aligned to the learning outcomes is the underlying principle of OBTL. This session primarily aims to (a) explain the teaching and learning culture of HKBU and the implementation process of OBTL, (b) introduce various pedagogical, assessment methods.
Date & Time:19 Aug 2019 (Mon), 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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Workshop 3

Title:Leveraging Students as Partners in Educational Development
Facilitators:Professor Brian COPPOLA Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Chemistry Associate Chair for Educational Development & Practice Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Abstract:Over a period of 25 years, the faculty members of my department have learned how to partner with students, forming “teaching groups,” to take on teaching projects, as a direct parallel to the way they form “research groups” to take on research projects. Students, from undergraduate to post-doctoral, who are interested in future faculty careers, can broaden their scholarly development to integrate teaching and learning along with their research training. In this workshop, I will provide specific cases of how this has worked in my department, and then have a breakout, brainstorming, and report from the participants on (a) how the structure might be adapted to their own setting, and (b) what it would take for this to happen.
Date & Time:22 Aug 2019 (Thu), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Workshop 4

Title:Knowing Your Students @HKBU
Facilitators:CHTL colleagues
Abstract:In this session, we will share with you the profiles of HKBU students (e.g. student levels of academic preparation and achievement, socioeconomic background, career destinations and employability, etc.) and the empirical student learning data we gathered in the classroom. These data can facilitate your selection of the best instructional strategies and pedagogies to positively enhance classroom teaching and student learning.
Date & Time:22 Aug 2019 (Thu), 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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Information about the previous Induction Programmes

All are welcome. For enquiries, please contact us at As seats are limited, it would be very helpful if you could register your attendance at here.