Workshops & Seminars

Workshops, seminars and online resources are available, through the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean and Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity, to support career development and an inclusive environment at UTSC. Please contact Eileen Egan-Lee, Faculty Development Administrator, with any questiosn about program offerings.

Programming for Faculty

Troubleshooting Processes with SGS: Best practices and Pitfalls (Postdocs/Visiting Grads) - February 21 - 11am-1pm - Catalyst Centre EV 151/152

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows and International Visiting Graduate Students on campus have brought unique and complex administrative challenges. To help navigate these issues, representatives from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will be on hand to help troubleshoot processes. All unit heads and faculty who are currently hosting a visiting graduate student, have a postdoctoral fellow, or may wish to do so in the future, are strongly encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served. Register.

Faculty Career Series - Next: Preparing for your Review / Dossiers - March 6 - 12pm-4:30pm

Provides information and support to faculty well in advance of their next career stage.  Each session goes behind the scenes of policy to provide an in depth understanding of relevant processes and the opportunity to hear from experienced faculty, reviewers, and experts. The next sessions in the series will be:

  • Preparing for your Probationary & Continuing Status Review - Friday, March 6, 12-1:30 pm Register
  • Preparing for your Interim & Tenure Review - Friday, March 6, 1:30-3:30 pm Register
  • Teaching Dossiers (*provided by CTL*) - Friday, March 6, 3:30-4:30 pm Register
  • Promotion in the Tenure Stream (offered again October 2020 Reading Week; date TBD)
  • Promotion in the Teaching Stream (offered again October 2020 Reading Week; date TBD)

More information

Faculty Career Series - Retirement Information Session - April 30 - 9:30am-12:30pm - Instructional Centre Boardroom, IC318

Provides information and support to faculty well in advance of their next career stage.  Each session goes behind the scenes of policy to provide an in depth understanding of relevant processes and the opportunity to hear from experienced faculty, reviewers, and experts.

  • Retirement Information Session - April 30, 2020 - 9:30am-12:30pm - breakfast served at 9am: Register

Community Engagement: Values, Principles & Strategies - Postponed to Spring 2020 (Date TBD)

This workshop, to be rescheduled Spring 2020, supports objectives related to community development in UTSC’s draft Strategic Plan.  Faculty will explore the importance of establishing and maintaining values-based community-university collaborations, how principles of partnership development might inform research and teaching practices, and will share experiences embarking on community-engaged work.  A light lunch will be served.  Register to be notified about a future program date.

Indigenous Cultural Acumen and Academic Life workshops

Geared towards faculty participants, this workshop provides insight into Indigenous ways of knowing with opportunities for open discussion, questions and lunch from an Indigenous caterer. More information

Assessment of Teaching - Next Offered December 2020

The evaluation of teaching is a critical element in the tenure, continuing status, and promotion reviews. Led by the Office of the Vice-Provost Faculty & Academic Life and the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, this is a substantive session on the evaluation of teaching effectiveness that will help those engaged in these reviews to conduct their work in a fair and robust way. Experienced faculty will be on hand to talk through the process and how to handle complex situations. A light lunch will be served.

Programming for Academic Admininistrators & Staff

Advancement Process for Sessional Lecturers - January 24 - 12-2:30 pm - IC318

This session 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. Lunch will be provided. Register

Managing Teaching Assistants and Sessional Lecturers - February 14 - 12-12:30 pm - AA160

With the new academic year under way, this session will provide Chairs, Directors, Associate Chairs, Vice/Associate Deans, TA Coordinators, and Administrative Staff responsible for the administration of CUPE 3902 appointments with 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. Lunch will be provided. Register

Troubleshooting Processes with SGS: Best practices and Pitfalls (Postdocs/Visiting Grads) - Friday, February 21 - 11 am - 1 pm - Catalyst Centre EV 151/152

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows and International Visiting Graduate Students on campus have brought unique and complex administrative challenges. To help navigate these issues, representatives from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will be on hand to help troubleshoot processes. All unit heads and faculty who are currently hosting a visiting graduate student, have a postdoctoral fellow, or may wish to do so in the future, are strongly encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served. Register.
 

Hiring Teaching Assistants, Course Instructors, and Sessional Lecturers - March 12, 12-12:30 pm - Catalyst Centre, EV151/152

This session 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. Lunch will be provided. Register

Reviews & Promotion for Academic Administrators and Staff - Next session: April 3, 2020

These sessions are intended to provide Unit Heads with an overview of each process, the materials they need to gather to support reviews, and key strategies for success.  The sessions will help Chairs/Directors run fair and robust reviews and avoid common pitfalls.  Staff may register together with their Unit Head.  Please register for individual sessions or the full day.  Lunch with be provided.  Register  More information

  • Interim & Tenure Review 9:30-11:30 am
  • Probationary & Continuing Status Review 12-2 pm
  • Promotion in the Tenure Stream 2-3 pm
  • Promotion in the Teaching Stream 3-4 pm

Recruitment & Hiring - May 26 - 12-2 pm - AA160

A Unit’s ability to hire the best possible candidates for academic positions can depend on effective management of the recruitment process. This session, for Chairs/Directors and supporting staff, is intended to provide information about the following topics that are critical to the success of this process: Recruitment plan, Job ads, Immigration considerations, Appointment Files, Search Reports. Register

 

Social Events for Faculty & Librarians

Faculty & Librarian Social - February 25, 3-5pm, Ralph Campbell Lounge

Spearheaded by the Mentoring Excellence & Diversity (MEAD) group, the Faculty & Librarian Social aims to bring colleagues together to promote and encourage healthy life/work balance. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Please join us Tuesday, February 25 from 3-5 pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380). RSVP Today!

Equity Seminars for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

"Representation at U of T: Are we turning the TIDE?" Equity Matters Seminar & Discussion with Maydianne Andrade - February 19, 10am-1pm - Catalyst Centre, EV151/152

Please join us for the next Equity Matters Seminar as Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity Maydianne Andrade discusses some of the challenges to the hiring and retention of diverse people in the academy, and reviews programs at U of T aimed at ensuring equitable representation (19 February, 10 – 1pm).  After the talk, join us for lunch and a panel discussion on learnings from the series to date within our local context, and importantly: where do we go from here?  Faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. Register.

Seminars & Discussion provide 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.

Previously offered in the Equity Matters Seminar Series:

  • Strongly committed to diversity.' Is this evident in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of 'designated group' members? Professor Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University; October 2019
  • Equity Matters - Seminar & Discussion with Professor Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University (2012-2018); January 2019
  • Beyond Contested Diversities: Intersectional Equity Matters at Canadian Universities - Professor Malinda Smith, Pierre Elliot Trudeau Fellow; Provost Fellow, University of Alberta; October 2018
  • Finding Ways to Honour the Trailblazing Women of the Past & Future – Elly Zupko, communications specialist, founder of SMLX Good; 2017

 

National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Online supports via the National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Provides empirically supported, on-line professional development opportunities for academic success.  Available to University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows via University of Toronto’s institutional membership, many resources are available free of charge.  Sponsorships are available for the Faculty Success Program and Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program. More information.