Advice for New Instructors

Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome: Advice for New Faculty

An online article that most instructors can relate to, even if some have to think back some years. Worth a read.

How to Survive Your First Year of Teaching

A free live 30-minute audio program on what makes first-time university and college teachers successful. The recording of the live podcast can be found here:

In the recording of the live audio session you’ll discover timely strategies for becoming an effective teacher from Dr. James M. Lang, professor of English and the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College. Dr. Lang has worked with new faculty on their professional development throughout his career.

Dr. Lang addressed key questions including:

  • What are the most important things for new faculty to know or consider before they start teaching?
  • How much do new faculty need to know about the research in student learning before they start teaching?
  • What are the primary challenges that new faculty face in the classroom, or in their careers?
  • How can new faculty continue to grow and develop as teachers as they move through the first years of their careers?

Helping New Faculty Thrive

New and newer instructors may find this free report from Magna Publications helpful.
Download Helping New Faculty Thrive (PDF)

New To Langara

This attached PDF document contains many useful tips to help new faculty get started at Langara.

Many thanks to Deborah Blacklock of the English department for preparing this document and sharing the very useful information. The attached PDF document contains information that is up-to-date at time of posting, January 2014, and is intended to be general enough to apply to all new faculty; however, procedures and contact persons vary by department.