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Teaching Fellows - Applied Health Sciences

Zara Rafferty, Chris Vigna and Elena Neiterman.

Applied Health Sciences Teaching Fellows Zara Rafferty, Chris Vigna and Elena Neiterman

About

The Teaching Fellow position was established by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) as part of a larger university-wide effort to raise the profile of teaching and learning, and to support and encourage teaching excellence. Each academic unit within the Faculty has appointed a Teaching Fellow who works collaboratively on the AHS Teaching Fellows Team.

The current goals of the Teaching Fellows are:

  • to raise the profile of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,
  • to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching needs and experiences of faculty members,
  • to mobilize and disseminate teaching development resources,
  • to develop a framework for supporting the work of sessional instructors and new faculty,
  • to explore innovative and effective ways to evaluate teaching within AHS,
  • to support faculty- and department-level efforts to facilitate teaching assistant (TA) success, and
  • to encourage and celebrate teaching excellence.

The AHS Teaching Fellows will act as knowledge brokers by working closely with the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) to share expertise and resources with AHS instructors. Additionally, they will develop and foster a community of practice where faculty can share knowledge and experiences to enhance teaching success.

To connect with a Teaching Fellow, please contact Elena Neiterman (SPHHS), Zara Rafferty (REC), or Chris Vigna (KIN).

Events

Fall Term Teaching Fellow Monthly Meet-ups: 

September: Managing the Teaching Team

Effectively managing the “teaching team” (i.e., the instructor, Teaching Assistants, co-op student, volunteers, etc.) can pose unique challenges such as consistent grading, expectations, time-management, etc. However, it can also create teaching opportunities. This informal teaching meet-up will allow you to share your challenges and strategies regarding working with the teaching team.

Details: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in AHS 1686. Lunch will be served. Please respond to email invitation. 

October: Introduction to Peer Evaluation, Assessment and Review (PEAR) software

Teaching Fellow Scott Anderson will be leading this session. Learn what PEAR software is and how it is being used across campus. AHS instructors with PEAR experience will share their insights.

Details: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in AHS 1686. Lunch will be served. Please respond to email invitation. 

November: Mental Health and Well-Being for Graduate Students, Staff, and Faculty

This session will help graduate students, staff, and faculty reflect on their own mental health and well-being and learn about the support resources available to UW employees. 

Details: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in AHS 1686. Lunch will be served. Please respond to email invitation. 

News

Instructors are invited to apply to the AHS Teaching Excellence fund.