The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports instructors in their development as expert teachers. CTL also facilitates a community of practice in which educators interact, learn and support each other. Below are some programs to enhance teaching.
Educator Exchange workshops are for instructors and others interested in teaching-related topics. One to two workshops are offered each month from September to April. Topics have included engaging students, working with TAs, developing better multiple-choice exams, innovative teaching practices, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and experiential learning.
CTL's Celebration of Teaching and Faculty Showcase highlights teaching excellence at UTSC. Each spring, educators from across campus join CTL faculty and staff to celebrate teaching and learning, share instructional knowledge and expertise, and connect with faculty in other disciplines. The event includes plenary speakers, panel and roundtable discussions, faculty talks and a poster or interactive display session. View recorded showcase sessions here.
CTL’s eight-month professional development course, Exploring Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, helps UTSC faculty and instructors engage deeply with pedagogical best practices across many topics. The course provides a sense of the broader pedagogical literature and offers a space for critical discussion about how best practices affect students, teaching contexts and environments. For more information, read the FAQ page and syllabus here.
Professor Karen McCrindle, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning/Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, holds workshops on teaching portfolios, teaching awards and teaching grants throughout the academic year. Individual consultations on the preparation of nomination packages are also available. Prof. McCrindle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Faculty Orientation provides important practical information about the content, supports and responsibilities for full-time faculty and librarians. Download the New Instructor Kit here.
Additional teaching resources are available at the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation website.