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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Our strategic plan

Mandate 

To act as a resource to the UW academic community to enhance instructional practices and deepen student learning; inform its practice through using and engaging in pedagogical research; and contribute expertise to the broader external discussion on post-secondary education. (Provided by: Mario Coniglio, AVP-A, October, 2014)

Vision 

To inspire teaching excellence, innovation, and inquiry.

Mission  

We collaborate 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.
 

To achieve our mission, we:

  • support exploration, integration, and evaluation of different approaches to teaching and learning

  • listen to, question, encourage, and celebrate Waterloo’s teachers

  • create dialogue around teaching and learning

  • anticipate and address evolving issues and opportunities within higher education

  • offer expertise locally, nationally, and internationally

Core Activities:

  1. Provide cross-disciplinary, institution-wide events and programs

  2. Support instructional and curriculum development for individuals, departments, and faculties

  3. Foster leadership in teaching development

  4. Promote and conduct research on teaching, learning, and educational development

  5. Communicate best practices and promote the importance of teaching and learning at Waterloo

  6. Connect with and contribute expertise to colleagues on and off campus.

  7. Engage in individual and centre-wide professional development and operational activities

Strategic Priorities (May 1, 2013-April 30, 2018)

  1. Promote the understanding, importance, and implementation of deep learning through various instructional methods, practices, educational technologies, and research projects

  2. Broaden assistance with learning outcome development for both departments (program level) and individual instructors (course level)

  3. Investigate and provide support regarding assessing learning outcomes

  4. Participate in the development and implementation of the institutional and Faculty strategic plans and task force recommendations

  5. Devise and implement a sustainable plan for assessing our own work

Strategic Priorities (May 1, 2018-April 30, 2021):

  1. Promote and support deep and active learning within and across disciplines through high-impact practices, educational technologies, and research on teaching and learning.
  2. Provide support to develop and integrate evidence-based practices for assessing learning outcomes at the course and program level.
  3. Support our diverse campus community by promoting and modelling inclusive educational practices.
  4. Participate in the development and implementation of institution-wide teaching and learning initiatives related to the university strategic plan.
  5. Enhance the internal and external communication of the profile and scope of CTE’s supports and services.

Institutional planning and initiatives

Our Strategic Plan is informed and shaped by:

More about CTE

Staff profiles. Brief bios of our team members that highlight their areas of expertise.

Organizational structure. A chart showing our areas of support, and who works within them. 

Staff research and service. Year-by-year reports that highlight our impact and professional accomplishments.

Guest presentations. Experts in higher education whom we have hosted. 

Newsletter archive. A repository of quarterly newsletters going back to 1999. 

Campus location. A map showing where we are located.