Workshops, seminars and online resources are available to support career development and an inclusive environment at U of T Scarborugh. Please contact Eileen Egan-Lee, Faculty Development Administrator, with any questions about program offerings.
Faculty & Librarian Writing Group
REGISTER here for one or more of the Spring UTSC Faculty & Librarian Writing Group sessions: 2 March, 6 April, 4 May from 2pm to 5pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380, beside the Bookstore)
Questions can be directed to Eileen Egan-Lee, Faculty Development Administrator, DeanHR@utsc.utoronto.ca
The next UTSC Faculty & Librarian Writing Group session will be held 2 February, 2pm to 5pm, in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380) - more information and registration is available here and questions can be directed to Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society.
The next UTSC Faculty & Librarian Writing Group session will be held 12 January, 2pm to 5pm, in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380) - more information and registration is available here and questions can be directed to Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society.
The next UTSC Faculty Writing Group session will be held Thursday, 15 December, 2pm to 5pm, ONLINE DUE TO WEATHER - more information and registration is available here, and questions can be directed to Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society.
The second UTSC Faculty Writing Group session will be held Thursday, 3 November, 2pm to 5pm, in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380) - more information and registration is available here, and questions can be directed to Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society.
The first UTSC Faculty Writing Group session will be held Thursday, 6 October, 2pm to 5pm, in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380) - more information and registration is available here, and questions can be directed to Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society.
Equity Matters Seminar
Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians
The next Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians with Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity, & Success Jessica Fields (7 February, 10:10–11am, online) will focus on coaching and mentoring for faculty and librarians. Faculty interested in the Professional Academic Coaching Fund (PACF) are encouraged to bring their questions. https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/vpdean/funding-opportunities
Participants are also welcome to submit questions in advance of this informal, discussion-based session with their registration. Questions can also be directed to Eileen Egan Lee, Faculty Development Administrator. If you have questions related to faculty mentorship or coaching, but you are not available at this time, please contact DeanHR@utsc.utoronto.ca.
The next Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians with Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity, & Success Jessica Fields (20 January, 11:10–12pm, online) will focus on the 2022/23 Mentorship Initiatives Fund (MIF) and Pedagogical/Professional Development Grant (PPG). Participants are welcome to submit questions in advance of this informal, discussion-based session with their registration.
If you have questions related to the MIF or PPG, but you are not available at this time, please contact DeanHR@utsc.utoronto.ca.
Registration has closed.
17 November 2022, 11:10–12pm (online)
Please join Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Prof. Jessica Fields and Academic HR Manager Fefe Wong for the next Office Hours for Faculty which will focus on the Faculty Complement Committee (FCC) process. This session is geared towards Department Chairs but all faculty and librarians are welcome to join the informal conversation, and submit questions with registration.
Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians 3 October (1:10 – 2:00 pm, online) will focus on items related to campus re-opening, with Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Prof. Jessica Fields and Interim Vice-Dean Recruitment, Enrolment & Student Success Prof. David Zweig. Participants are invited to submit questions in advance of this informal, discussion-based session with their registration.
Please join Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs Katherine R. Larson, along with Vice-Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Rene Harrison, and Academic Programs Officer Martha Harris, for office hours on Tuesday, August 2 from 1-2pm to discuss emerging questions in departments around post-pandemic mode of delivery curriculum planning for courses and programs, and to share ideas and strategies.
RSVP to Adriana Arredondo, Interim Executive Assistant to the Vice-Deans, by Friday, July 29 and a Zoom link will be provided.
The Guidelines on Changes to Mode of Delivery in 2022-23 and Beyond are available online for reference.
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. More information
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)
Faculty Success Program Preview Webinar: 5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester
Facilitated by: Rachel McLaren, PhD
October 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET
How to Engage in Healthy Conflict
Facilitated by: Rachel McLaren, PhD
October 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET
October Zoom Presentation with Live Q&A: Exposing the Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Structural and Systemic Change for Mid-Career Faculty Advancement
Facilitated by: Sydney Freeman Jr, PhD, Professor, University of Idaho
October 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET
October Guest Expert Webinar: Maximizing Productivity and Sparking Synergies Among Teaching, Research, and Service at Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Facilitated by: Manya Whitaker, PhD, Associate Professor, Colorado College
October 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET
Community Is - Black & Indigenous Solidarity in conversation with Aina-Nia Ayo’dele and Kahontakwas Diane Longboat
Time: December 7th: 10am - 12pm
Format: Virtual/In person (dependent on public health advisories)
Aina-Nia and Diane will facilitate the brave and robust conversation that acknowledges the historical colonialism, and the ongoing colonialism, that has led to the present-day situation and the complexities of Indigenous nations and peoples of African descent in Canada. In these brief two hours participants will strengthen their core competency skills for reconciliation, reparation and restoration that Indigenous and Black students, staff, faculty and community may experience ‘conscious belonging’, beyond inclusion. REGISTER HERE
Community Is - Anti-Racism and Anti-Black Racism with Dr. Christopher Stuart Taylor
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 am
Format: Virtual/In person (dependent on public health advisories)
In this facilitated and interactive session, we will review the roots of anti-Black racism, and how they manifest themselves in 2020s in society and our day-to-day work. We will take an intimate – and at times uncomfortable – journey through anti-Black oppression and white supremacy. We will also develop tools on how to become a ‘racial conduit’ in your spheres of influence. REGISTER HERE
As the University of Toronto Scarborough campus springs back to life, it is time to catch up on some of the many celebrations missed throughout the pandemic. Please join us on January 19, 2023 from 2-4 pm for the UTSC Celebration of Book Authors, featuring UTSC faculty, librarians and staff who have authored/edited a book since 2020. Please bring your colleagues, family and friends to help celebrate this milestone achievement. All are welcome to this event, hosted in collaboration with University of Toronto Press. REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION
Sessions for New Faculty & Librarians
This session has been organized as part of a monthly New Faculty & Librarian Orientation program by the Office of the Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success. At 1:40 pm, the session will open up to all UTSC faculty and librarians wishing to explore the month's topic theme. Thank you for joining us.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1:40 - 2:30 pm (online)
- Colleen Reid, Associate Director; AccessAbility Services
- Cheryl Lepard, Educational Developer – Universal Design for Learning; Centre for Teaching and Learning
Through the use of case studies, participants will learn about:
- Academic Accommodations:
- Core Principles
- Legal Framework
- Partnering with AccessAbility Services to support students:
- The Accommodation Request Process
- Roles, Responsibilities & Resources
- Planning for a variety of learners
- Identifying and removing barriers to learning
- Considerations for creating flexible learning environments:
Sessions Related to Academic HR
Assessment of Teaching in Tenure, Continuing Status, and Promotion Reviews for Chairs, Directors, and Members of Teaching Evaluation Committees (Online)
November 14, 2022, 2-4pm
Session leader: Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
The evaluation of teaching is a critical element in tenure, continuing status, and promotion reviews. This substantive session on the evaluation of teaching effectiveness will help those engaged in these reviews conduct their work in a fair and robust way.
Please encourage faculty members who are serving on an upcoming committee to attend this workshop, particularly if they have not attended one in the past. October 25, 2022, 10am-12pm (online)
Session leaders: University Professor Maydianne Andrade & Professor Bryan Gaensler
This workshop is intended for Provostial, SGS, and Decanal assessors; members of any committee that involves peer assessment (e.g., search, PTR, tenure, continuing status); as well as Deans, Principals, Chairs and Directors. Please note that we are unable to accommodate staff, students, post-docs, sessional lecturers or clinicians at this session.
The goals of this session are to:
- Provide you with the tools to identify bias
- Introduce you to practical strategies to help you interrupt bias in the moment
- Discuss what a unit might consider/discuss/put in place to help mitigate bias in academic review processes and assessments
Contracts & Agreements for AAAs (Online)
February 2, 11am-12pm
Session leader: Rachael Ferenbok, Associate University Counsel
Deans, Chairs, and Directors often find themselves working with contracts. This session will cover the risks of signing contracts, how to interpret legal terms, and how to handle the business aspects of running a unit. We will review contract policy and guidelines, explore case studies, and discuss common pitfalls.
Labour Relations Training
Managing Teaching Assistants and Sessional Lecturers for AAAs and Staff (Online)
October 13, 2022, 2-4pm
February 28, 2023 2-4pm
This session, offered by Labour Relations, will provide Chairs, Directors, Associate Chairs, Vice/Associate Deans, TA Coordinators, and Administrative Staff responsible for the administration of CUPE 3902 appointments the tools and information necessary for managing employees under the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 and Unit 3 Collective Agreements. Topics will include performance management, accommodation, workload, leaves, and all other relevant processes under the Collective Agreements for the duration of an employee’s contract.
for the October 13 session
for the February 28 session
Advancement Process for Sessional Lecturers for AAAs and Staff (Online)
September 29, 2-4pm
January 31, 2-4pm
This session, offered by Labour Relations, will provide Chairs, Directors, Associate Chairs Vice/Associate Deans, and Administrative Staff responsible for the administration of CUPE 3902 Unit 3 appointments with the necessary information to manage and conduct the processes for advancement to Sessional Lecturer II, and advancement to Sessional Lecturer III.
Register Now for the January 31 session
Hiring TAs, Course Instructors, and Sessional Lecturers for AAAs and Staff (Online)
February 9, 2-4pm
This session, offered by Labour Relations, will provide Chairs, Directors, Associate Chairs, TA Coordinators, and Administrative Staff responsible for the administration of CUPE 3902 appointments with the tools and information necessary for posting, hiring, and filling positions under the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 and Unit 3 Collective Agreements. Topics will include: subsequent appointment assignments, job security commitments, timelines, job postings, and navigating the hiring criteria.
Administering Subsequent Appointments for AAAs and Staff (Online)
March 8, 2-4pm
This session, offered by Labour Relations, will provide Chairs, Directors, Associate Chairs, TA Coordinators, and Administrative Staff responsible for the administration of CUPE 3902 Unit 1 appointments with the necessary information to manage and administer subsequent appointments within a Department.
Unconscious Bias - Modules & Workshops
The first two 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
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.
The University of Toronto Scarborough Teaching Stream Working Group was formed to identify barriers and opportunities to pedagogical and professional achievement and to support the success of Teaching Stream faculty across a range of career stages. Preliminary findings and recommendations will be discussed in a Town Hall 16 May 2022 (1:10 – 2:30 pm). Teaching stream faculty are encouraged to attend. **Registration has closed.
Anti-Black Racism Reading Group
Jessica Fields (Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity, and Success) and Cherilyn Scobie Edwards (Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office) invite UTSC faculty. librarians and staff to join the Anti-Black Racism Reading Group, meeting three times this academic year. The reading group provides an opportunity to read and discuss the Task Force report with the aim of identifying steps we can take in our units, on campus, and at the University more broadly. **REGISTER HERE.** until October 20.
Questions can be directed to Eileen.Egan.Lee@utoronto.ca
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).