The Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborates with individuals, academic departments, and academic support units to foster capacity and community around teaching and to promote an institutional culture that values effective teaching and meaningful learning.
“Staff members of CTE are very highly respected among educational developers in Canada, as well as around the world. Their work is scholarly, grounded in current research on teaching and learning, innovative and carefully designed. CTE is one of the teaching centres we look to as an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development.” — Feedback received via a "reputation survey" that CTE conducted as part of its 2017 External Review.
- Feb. 15, 2019
We are pleased to let you know that registration is open for our 11th annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference taking place on May 2, 2019. Last year saw over 330 faculty members, staff, and students gather to learn from and with one another around the theme of motivation in teaching and learning. Our 2019 conference theme is Teaching and Designing for Diverse Learners. We are excited to welcome Allison Lombardi, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, as our keynote speaker, as well as Drs. Carol Hulls (Continuing Lecturer, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) and Markus Moos (Associate Professor, School of Planning) from Waterloo, who will each recreate a successful instructional approach in our Igniting Our Practice plenary session, which showcases some of the excellent teaching being done on our campus.
The registration deadline is Thursday, April 11, 2019.
- Jan. 31, 2019
The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce the recipients of this term’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grants.
Since 2012, 17 LITE Full Grants of up to $30,000 have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. We are excited to announce the funding of three new projects this year:
- Assessing Student Problem-Solving Skills: A Comprehensive Study of Engineering Design Days, Ada Hurst, Chris Rennick, Carol Hulls, Sanjeev Bedi, and Samar Mohamed
- Promoting Meaningful Learning in Computer Science Courses by Leveraging Concreteness Fading, Edith Law and Sangho Suh
- Student Podcasting as Project-Based Learning in Science Communication, David Janzen
- Jan. 28, 2019
As of January 1, CTE is using a new training and development registration system called GoSignMeUp. The new system has many advantages over the old system, both for individuals signing up for workshops and for CTE's workshop administrators.
- Feb. 20 to 22, 2019
- Feb. 27, 2019
- Feb. 27, 2019