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

COVID-19 & Faculty Life: Mental Health - July 21, 2020

As the UofT community settles into a 'new normal' due to COVID-19, many have questions about how this context affects their roles as faculty.  This session, arranged by faculty request, will focus on Mental Health (Student & Faculty).

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

11:10-12:00 pm

Zoom link to be provided

Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success Sheila John, Assistant Dean Health, Wellness, Recreation, Physical Activity and Sport

 

Please submit any questions or topics you would like to see addressed to help shape the discussion with your registration. Contact Eileen Egan-Lee for more information about this session.

 

COVID-19 & Faculty Life: Academic HR - July 27, 2020

As the UofT community settles into a 'new normal' due to COVID-19, many have questions about how this context affects their roles as faculty. This session, arranged by faculty request, will focus on Academic HR, and is geared towards Pre-Tenure and Pre-Continuing Status faculty. 

Monday, July 27

3:10-4:00 pm 

Zoom link to be provided

Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success

Fefe Wong, Academic HR Manager 

 

Please submit any questions or topics you would like to see addressed to help shape the discussion with your registration. Contact Eileen Egan-Lee for more information about this session.

COVID-19 & Faculty LIfe: Academic Integrity - September 3, 2020

As the UofT community settles into a 'new normal' due to COVID-19, many have questions about how this context affects their roles as faculty.  This session, arranged by faculty request, will focus on Academic Integrity.

 

Thursday September 3

3:10-4:00 pm - Presentation, informed by questions submitted with registration (*recorded)

4:00-4:30 pm - Question period (*not recorded) 

Zoom link to be provided

 

Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success

Jamie Donaldson, Vice-Dean Recruitment, Enrollment & Student Success

Nisha Panchal, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Officer

Dean's Designates (TBD)

 

Please submit any questions or topics you would like to see addressed to help shape the discussion with your registration. Contact Eileen Egan-Lee for more information about this session.

 

COVID-19 & Faculty Life: Undergraduate Education Discussion - June 19, 2020

As the U of T community settles in to a ‘new normal’ due to COVID-19, faculty may have questions about how this context effects their roles.  The next discussion in the series 'COVID-19 & Faculty Life,' will focus on Undergraduate Education, with current Vice-Dean Undergraduate, Professor Mark Schmuckler, and beginning July 1, Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning & Undergraduate Programs, Professor Katie Larson, as well as ssociate Dean Teaching & Learning, Professor Karen McCrindle, joining Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, Professor Maydianne Andrade.

Please submit any questions or topics you would like to see addressed to help shape the discussion with your registration. A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the session.

Friday June 19, 2020
3:10 – 4:00 pm

Faculty Career Series - Preparing for your Review or Promotion

The Faculty Career Series 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. Sessions will be offered twice during the 2020-21 academic year: during the October Reading week and again in the Spring (TBD).  More information

  • Preparing for your Probationary & Continuing Status Review
  • Preparing for your Interim & Tenure Review
  • Promotion in the Tenure Stream
  • Promotion in the Teaching Stream

Faculty Career Series - Retirement Information Webinar - available until June 30, 2020

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life has created a pre-recorded Retirement Information Webinar as we are unable to host this annual session in person this year. The webinar focuses on the U of T Pension Plan provisions and benefits. (Specific provisions of the University Pension Plan (UPP) will not be discussed.)

To receive a secure link to access the webinar, or for any questions, please contact: vpfal.prof.dev@utoronto.ca
 
The webinar will be available to view until June 30, 2020.

Community Engagement: Values, Principles & Strategies - Next session: TBD

This workshop 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. 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.

Troubleshooting Processes with SGS: Best practices and Pitfalls (Postdocs/Visiting Grads) - Next Session: TBD

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.

Last offered February 21, 2020 - 11AM-1PM

Programming for Academic Admininistrators & Staff

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

Recruitment & Hiring - WEBINAR May 20 - 12-1 pm (*NEW date & time)

**Please note the new date and time for this session, which will be offered as a webinar.**

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/Academic 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

 

Managing Teaching Assistants and Sessional Lecturers - Next Session: TBD

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.

Last offered February 14, 2020 - 12-12:30PM

Troubleshooting Processes with SGS: Best practices and Pitfalls (Postdocs/Visiting Grads) - Next Session: TBD

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.

Last offered February 21, 2020 - 11AM-1PM
 

Advancement Process for Sessional Lecturers - Next session: TBD

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.

Last offered January 24, 2020 - 12-2:30PM

Reviews & Promotion for Academic Administrators and Staff - Next session: TBD

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. Please contact Eileen Egan-Lee for more information, and to inquire about future dates.

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.