Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Liaison to the Faculty of Arts

Hello. My name is Rebecca and I am your Centre for Teaching Excellence Faculty Liaison.  

I work with the following groups in Arts:

  • Anthropology, Classical Studies, Communication Arts, English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, French Studies, Germanic and Slavic Studies, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, and the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business;
  • and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo (AFIW):Conrad Grebel University College, St. Jerome’s University, United College, and Renison University College.

Contact me if you want to:

  • design or redesign a course (or parts of a course), leveraging principles of blended learning and alignment of learning outcomes, activities, assessments, grading criteria, and feedback;
  • find teaching and learning resources, including people, workshops, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL);
  • build community in Arts and the AFIW by connecting with other instructors interested in enhancing teaching and learning;
  • request a workshop tailored to your group’s needs;
  • learn to use LEARN more effectively;
  • and/or find more information about:
    • educational technology other than LEARN,
    • programs and services for faculty and staff (e.g. classroom observations), and
    • curriculum development.
  • If it’s not listed here, please ask!

More about me

I consult with instructors to design user-friendly, pedagogically-sound courses in which learning outcomes, activities, and assessments are aligned and reflect instructors’ priorities and passion. I connect instructors to resources in CTE and beyond, providing evidence-informed support for instructors’ teaching and learning needs. I also contribute to CTE as a workshop facilitator and assist CTE experts in curriculum development. From small tasks to blended courses, I help instructors and teaching assistants independently and confidently use LEARN as well as adopt existing and new educational technology.

I completed my PhD at uWaterloo in the Department of History in 2023. My dissertation entitled “In Protection of No Woman: Consent, Illegitimacy, and Gender-Based Violence in Early Modern Somerset, 1600-1699,” focused on the institutionalization of gender-based violence in early modern (seventeenth century) Somerset (England). I also completed a Master of Teaching (Hybrid B.Ed. and M.Ed.) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Prior to beginning my current role at CTE, I worked as a Graduate Educational Developer, where I supported graduate students in developing and presenting lesson plans from across all six faculties.  

Rebecca MacAlpine

Contact me

Email: rebecca.macalpine@uwaterloo.ca
Office: PAS 1234 and Mobile

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43851

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