CTL Newsletter #3

Hello! Here's what's happening in The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). 
 
Next week
• Leveraging Quercus to Achieve Learning Goals. Thursday, September 19, 11 am - 1 pm. Click for more info and to register.
 
Also in September
Preparing a Teaching Grant Application - Tuesday, September 24, 2 - 3 pm. Click for info and to register.
• Teaching Enhancement Grants. Deadline - October, 1, 2019. More info - https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ctl/applying-teaching-grants.
 
See more CTL Fall events.
 
In other news.....
Dr. Al Hearn is CTL's new Educational Developer – Experiential Learning. Al has been actively involved in Experiential Education through teaching, research, faculty advising, faculty seminar design and delivery, community partnership development, student career advising and student life since 1994. He holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan and Masters and Bachelor degrees in music performance. Al’s PhD dissertation was a study of higher education experiential learning partnerships between the Manhattan School of Music and K-8 music programs. He founded and directed an outreach program at the University of Michigan School of Music that included two experiential education courses. He also developed a large service-learning network on three campuses of the University of Cincinnati, which included development of a service learning website, manuals for faculty, many new community partners and over 50 service learning courses. Most recently, Al has worked as an education and non-profit consultant, assisting non-profit organizations with strategic planning, board development, grant writing, fundraising and sponsorship development. Al will support course and curriculum development, course delivery and student assessment as it relates to EL. His first day in CTL is Monday, September 16.
 
CTL faculty and staff can answer your student/course-related questions:
• Writing support - In-class workshops, consultations for assignment design, student writing skills
• English language development support - language skills testing, support programs, consultations
• Math and Statistics support - seminars, workshops, virtual tutoring, individual and group appointments
• Experiential learning/service learning (EL) - EL in courses, community of practice, campus resources
• Quercus and other technology support including the WebOption