Upcoming Programming & Workshops

Workshops, seminars and online resources are available to support career development and an inclusive environment at UTSC. Please contact Eileen Egan-Lee, Faculty Development Administrator, with any questions about program offerings.  

Equity Matters Seminar

The Equity Matters Seminar Series provides an opportunity for the U of T Scarborough community to engage with prominent speakers on issues of equity in academia.  Seminars are open to faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff.  Full details are available here.

 

Town Hall

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.

Office Hours for Faculty

The focus of the next Office Hours for Faculty (12 May, 2:10 -3pm), hosted by Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Prof. Jessica Fields will provide an opportunity for a follow up to Professor Carmen G. González’s engagement with the UTSC community as part of the Equity Matters Seminar series. Faculty are invited to this session to share ideas, speak with colleagues, and ask and clarify questions. **Registration has closed.

Registration has closed.

 

The Office of the Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success (VDFAES) is conducting a study to identify and understand the presence of microaggressions in comments submitted by students in course evaluations. The study aims to better understand 1) how and where microaggressions appear in UTSC course evaluations and 2) how microaggressions are correlated with faculty members’ memberships in equity-deserving communities.  

 

The VDFAES has secured the assistance of two recent OISE (Social Justice Education) PhDs—Sein Kipusi and David Pereira—to support this study. Drs. Kipusi and Pereira now seek faculty volunteers to share course evaluations from courses taught at UTSC from Winter 2020 to Fall 2021. All course evaluations will be de-identified and then analyzed for the appearance of micro/aggressions. All UTSC faculty are welcome and encouraged to participate. 

 

A copy of the study information letter can be found here:  https://uoft.me/InformationLetterMicroaggressionStudy

Questions can be directed to Professor Jessica Fields, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Sucess, by email (vdfaculty.utsc@utoronto.ca or deanhr@utsc.utoronto.ca) or during ‘Office Hours for Faculty’ Friday Mach 18, 9 - 10 am. 

This Office Hours for Faculty (10 February, 4pm -5pm) will focus on issues surrounding sexual harassment, specifically spaces and processes for support. Cherilyn Scobie Edwards, and Professors Connie Guberman, Katherine Larson, and Mary Silcox will join  Jessica Fields for this Vice-Dean Office Hour. **Registration has closed. 

 

A special ‘Office Hours for Faculty’ has been scheduled for Monday February 7, 12-1pm (online) to provide Teaching Stream faculty an opportunity to ask questions, speak with colleagues and hear more about the Professional Academic Coaching Fund (PACF) from Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success Jessica Fields.  **Registration has closed. 

 

Join Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Prof. Jessica Fields on 24 January, 2-3 pm for 'Office Hours for Faculty.' Please feel free to include questions or items you would like to discuss during this open session in your registration. *Registration has closed.

 

Join Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Prof. Jessica Fields on 8 December, 3-4 pm for 'Office Hours for Faculty,' which will focus on the Faculty Compliment Committee (FCC) process.  Department Chairs are encouraged to attend. **Registration is now closed.

 

Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success Jessica Fields will host monthly, informal ‘Office Hours for Faculty,’ online by for faculty to meet one another and to ask and clarify questions. The next online session will be co-hosted by Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs Katherine Larson on November 16 from 10 – 11 am, with a focus on supporting the many EDI and anti-racism efforts that have emerged in UTSC ‘s academic departments. Department chairs and/or conveners of departmental anti-racism and EDI committees are welcome to attend. To receive a link to drop-in, chairs and conveners can register their interest online. A different theme related to career progression, academic life, equity and success will be the focus of the December 8 Office Hour.  **Registration is now closed.

Please join Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success Jessica Fields for ‘Office Hours for Faculty’ via Zoom Thursday October 7 (1 -2 pm).  The theme for this first drop-in session will be COVID-19 and campus re-opening. (How are things going?  Do you have specific questions you would like addressed?  Are there issues you would like to raise related to your experiences during the pandemic, or moving forward?) 

This will be the first in a series of monthly, informal, drop in sessions where faculty can meet with each other, the Vice-Dean, and identified experts in a specified topic area.  A theme related to career progression, academic life, equity and success will be announced two weeks in advance, and different times will be offered throughout the academic year to provide all faculty with an opportunity to stop by and ask or clarify questions.

 

***Registration is now closed.

Coaching

Recording 

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).

 

 

 

Sessions Related to Academic HR

The following online sessions are offered by Labour Relations at UofT.  Please register via the links below.

 

Managing Teaching Assistants and Sessional Lecturers (for Academic administrators and Lead staff); October 28, 2021, 1-3 pm (Registration has closed)

 

Advancement process for Sessional Lecturers (for Academic Administrators and Lead staff); Jan. 20, 2022, 1-3 pm (online)

 

Hiring TAs, Course Instructors and Sessional Lecturers (for Academic Administrators and Lead staff); March 3, 2022, 2:30 – 4:30 pm (online)

Inclusive Practices in Recruitment (for Decanal assessors, committee members, Chairs, and Directors involved in faculty searches and academic reviews); October 15, 2021, 1-3:30 pm (Registration has closed)

Assessment of Teaching in Tenure, Continuing Status, and Promotion Reviews (for Chairs, Directors, and Members of Teaching Committees) November 4, 2021, 1-3 pm (Registration has closed)

VPFAL is offering separate sessions for academic administrators, staff and faculty to focus on key areas of consideration for each group. Questions can be directed to Cathy Maloney, Program & Faculty Development Consultant, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.

  • For Academic Administrators: Critical Considerations in the Interim and Tenure Review Process for AAAs - January 14, 11-12 p.m. (Registration has closed)

 

  • For Staff: Tenure and Continuing Status Reviews—for Staff - Tuesday, March 15, 1-2:30 p.m. (online)

 

  • For Faculty: Preparing for Your Interim & Tenure Review - Thursday, February 24, 1-2:30 p.m. -- OR -- Friday, March 4, 10:30- 12 p.m.

VPFAL is offering separate sessions for academic administrators, staff and faculty to focus on key areas of consideration for each group. Questions can be directed to Cathy Maloney, Program & Faculty Development Consultant, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.

  • For Academic Administrators: Critical Considerations in the Probationary and Continuing Status Review Process for AAAs - January 18, 1-2 p.m. (Registration has closed)

 

  • For Staff: Tenure and Continuing Status Reviews—for Staff - Tuesday, March 15, 1-2:30 p.m. (online)

 

  • For Faculty: Preparing for Your Probationary & Continuing Status Review - Friday, February 11, 1-2:30 p.m. – OR -- Thursday, March 17, 10-11:30 a.m. (online)

 

VPFAL is offering separate sessions for academic administrators, staff and faculty to focus on key areas of consideration for each group. Questions can be directed to Cathy Maloney, Program & Faculty Development Consultant, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.

 

 

  • For Faculty: Preparing for Promotion in the Teaching Stream - Wednesday, February 23, 1-2:30 p.m. – OR -- Tuesday, March 1, 10-11:30 a.m.

 

  • For Faculty: Preparing for Promotion in the Tenure Stream - Tuesday, Feb. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. – OR --  Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

 

  • For Faculty: Preparing for Promotion as a Part-Time Faculty Member - Friday, March 11, 1-2:30 p.m. (online)

 

VPFAL is offering separate sessions for academic administrators, staff and faculty to focus on key areas of consideration for each group. Questions can be directed to Cathy Maloney, Program & Faculty Development Consultant, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.

  • For Academic Administrators: Critical Considerations in the Part-Time Policy for AAAs - February 14, 1-2 p.m.

 

  • For Faculty: Demystifying the Part-Time Policy (for Part-time faculty); October 18, 10-11:30 am (Registration has closed)

 

  • For Faculty: Building the Momentum: Finding Your Post-Continuing Status Pathway - Thursday, February 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (online)

  • For Faculty:  Building the Momentum: Finding Your Post-Tenure Pathway - Thursday, January 27, 10:00-11:30am (online)

 

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.

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. 

Please join us online on Jan. 17th 2022, from 10-12 pm for Unconscious Bias 101 to:
  • Explore the existing evidence on representation and bias
  • Explore case studies that illustrate how bias might intersect with various aspects of faculty experience, both within academia and beyond (e.g.,everyday interactions, grant applications, interviews, award nominations, committee decisions)
  • Understand how bias can affect decision-making
  • Suggest strategies for reducing the effect of bias on structural and personal practices

Registration has closed.

After completing the prerequisite Unconscious Bias 101, or the Unconscious Bias Education modules (see above), please join us online on 15 February 2022, from 10-12 pm to:
  • Explore case studies on structural bias and organizational change 
  • Discuss concepts of privilege, anti-racism, intersectionality, and allyship 
  • Discuss how department culture and policies can create/mitigate inequity and the importance of the actions of individuals in making positive change.
 
 

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

 

 

The NCFDD Provides empirically supported, on-line professional development opportunities for academic success.  Many resources are available at no extra cost to University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows via University of Toronto’s institutional membership.  More information.

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 

Community is...

Continuing the Community Is series, this next workshop will further our discussions around principles of decolonization and assets, values and land-based community engagement. **Registration has closed. 

Join the Community Partnerships and Engagement team for the Community Is Rooted session – a collective, learning space for the campus community to explore interlocking and intersecting questions surrounding community engagement and partnership building at UTSC.  **Registration has closed.