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.

  1. Jan. 16, 2017Featured presentation: Learning Modules to Teach Teamwork Skills to Engineering StudentsTeamwork Staircase graphic: 4 stages of the project

    Interested in helping students grow their teamwork skills? Instructors from the Faculty of Engineering will share their approach in a presentation about a series of teamwork training workshops created and tested in co-operation with the Student Success Office. Recipients of CTE's LITE Full Grant, the presenters will discuss their experiential teamwork modules targeted at undergraduate engineering students. By integrating the modules into courses with existing team projects, students are provided with opportunities to both learn the foundational knowledge required for effective teamwork, and to practice and develop the associated skills in an authentic team environment. The design of these modules is based on the teamwork literature and a process of pilot-testing and revision.

    All are welcome and lunch will be provided. Join us on Friday, January 20, 12:00-1:00 in CPH 4333.

  2. Jan. 9, 2017Featured presentation: Strategies for tackling gender bias in the classroom & motivating women to pursue STEMCentre for Teaching Excellence

    Doctoral students Amanda Garcia and Lauren Hayward Sierens will present their educational research on women in STEM and gender bias in the classroom in two interactive presentations on Wed., Jan. 18, 1:30-3:00. Participants will learn to describe the effects of gender bias on female students and will discuss a range of strategies intended to create inclusive classroom environments and to encourage women to embark upon and continue studies in STEM. The Centre for Teaching Excellence is hosting this event as part of the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program. All are welcome.

  3. Jan. 3, 2017CTE has hired 5 graduate students to join our team!

    The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is excited to announce additions to our TA Workshop Facilitator and Graduate Instructional Developer teams, which assist with the facilitation of the Fundamentals of University Teaching and Certificate of University Teaching program respectively.

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