Workshops, seminars and online resources are available to support career development and an inclusive environment at U of T Scarborough. Please contact deanHR.email@example.com with any questions about program offerings.
New Faculty & Librarians
An opportunity for small groups of new faculty and librarians to come together informally to share a hot lunch with the Dean and Vice-Deans. There is no formal agenda, it’s just an opportunity to check in, to see how things are going, and to ask questions and share experiences with colleagues. Contact deanHR.firstname.lastname@example.org to select one of three dates offered throughout the academic year.
An annual orientation for new faculty and librarians is held in early August. Additional gatherings and online resources are available throughout the academic year. Please contact deanHR.email@example.com for more information.
UTSC faculty and librarians can access resources shared during the 2023 New Faculty & Librarian Orientation via this SharePoint site: 2023 NFLO materials
Faculty & Librarian Writing Group
REGISTER here for one or more of the monthly drop-in UTSC Faculty & Librarian Writing Group sessions, held in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380, beside the UTSC Bookstore).
Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians
Online, drop in Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians hosted by Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity, & Success Jessica Fields offers the opportunity for faculty and librarians to ask questions, meet one another, and focus discussions around a monthly theme. More information will be posted soon for the 2023/24 academic year; please reach out to deanHR.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sessions Related to Academic HR (Offered by VPFAL)
The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life (VPFAL) offers online and in-person programming for academic administrators, faculty members, and staff throughout the academic year: https://faculty.utoronto.ca/programming/
If you have questions about a program or event, please contact email@example.com.
We are highlighting a few sessions that would be of interest to faculty below. This is not exhaustive; please visit the VPFAL website for a complete list of programming and events.
Feb 6 2024, 1-3pm - interim/tenure review for faculty
Feb 13 2024, 1-3pm - probationary/CSR for faculty
Mar 5 2024, 2-3pm - promotion in tenure stream for faculty
Mar 21 2024, 2-3pm - promotion in teaching stream for faculty
Equity Matters Seminar
National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week online bootcamp designed to support full-time, permanent faculty looking to increase research/scholarship and writing productivity, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Faculty wishing to participate can apply for tuition support; the program is offered three times per year (Fall, Spring, Summer). More information - applications open now until Oct 4, 2023 for the Spring session (January 22 - March 31, 2024). Fill out the application form for tuition sponsorship.
This 12 week, online, summer program offers a unique approach to crafting a course syllabus, refreshing your own teaching toolkits, and preparing and organizing for the start of a new academic term - so that you can teach effectively while saving valuable time and energy in the process. More information & Registration for tuition support
The Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program is a 12-week, virtual program for alumni of the Faculty Success Program who have received tenure or continuing status and are ready to reflect and move forward in the next chapter of their career. Faculty wishing to participate can apply for tuition support; the program is offered once per year. More information
University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can register with their University of Toronto email address to access the National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity (NFCDD)'s free, online professional development resources included in the institutional membership.
- Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
- Monthly Guest Expert and Multi-Week Course Trainings
- Weekly Monday Motivator (weekly productivity email)
- Monthly accountability buddy matching
- 14-Day Writing Challenge each semester
- Dissertation Success Curriculum for advanced graduate students
- Access to a private, moderated Discussion Forum and monthly writing challenge
- Access to the Library of past webinars and trainings
- Access to NCFDD references and referrals
- FSP Alumni Program (for graduates of the Faculty Success Program)
Unconscious Bias - Modules & Workshops
The first three of four planned modules provide an important first step in foundational Unconscious Bias education, and can be accessed by faculty, librarians and staff at our three campuses through Success Factors (ideally as an integrated part of a program of education).
Each module should take about 30 minutes to complete.
- Module 1. What is Unconscious Bias?
- Definition and description of Unconscious Bias
- Module 2. Effects of Unconscious Bias on Assessment.
- Examples of how Unconscious Bias can lead to unfair assessment in contexts relevant to our work at the University
- Module 3. Interrupting Bias
- Explores unconscious bias in committee deliberations, offers suggestions for interrupting biases
Modules are also available to the public via the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE) website.
Modules were created at UTSC in an initiative led by Professor Maydianne Andrade, Department of Biological Sciences at UTSC, with input from University of Toronto faculty members who serve as part of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE). This project would not have been possible without additional financial support from the Division of the Vice President and Provost, Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and UTM.
Slides (coming soon)
Transcript (coming soon)
What are your expectations for this relationship? Your goals and desires? How will you know if the relationship is successful? What do you want to bring to this relationship at this particular time. How might you collaborate with your coach or mentor to structure your session? In this workshop, we will talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, address the questions above and those you bring with you (24 March, 2022, 4:10-5:00 pm online).