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  1. Oct. 16, 2017Open Access Day at WaterlooOpen Access International logo

    Join the Library to celebrate International Open Access Week on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and explore strategies to make "open" part of your teaching, learning, and research. The day includes:

  2. Oct. 12, 2017Two CTE workshops focus on TA development next weekPeople working together at a table with post it notes

    Looking to hone your skills as a discussion facilitator or tutorial leader? Consider taking one of our two workshops on Thursday, Oct. 19 focusing on TA development. Teaching STEM Tutorials (CTE111), 9:30-11:30, will equip participants with practical strategies for planning, running, and assessing their tutorials, with special attention given to interactive teaching strategies that can be used in any classroom. Facilitating Effective Discussions in the Social Sciences and Humanities (CTE228), 1:30-3:00, allows participants to explore issues like how to start and guide a discussion, how to deal with problem situations and prevent the discussion from deteriorating, and how to encourage student participation. Registration is required.

  3. Sep. 25, 2017LITE Full Grant applications due Oct. 1

    The Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grants provide support for investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching with a focus on fostering deep student learning at the University of Waterloo. The deadline for the LITE Full Grants, which provide funding of up to $30,000, is October 1. 

    Important note: There have been a few changes to the LITE grant application process. Please carefully review the revised application guidelines and contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown if you have any questions.

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