Starting your Teaching & Learning Research Project (CTE7002)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Location: Online (MS Teams)

Facilitator: Kyle Scholz (CTE) 


What do you need to consider when designing a teaching and learning research project? Are you planning to use your students as study participants? Do you have an idea in mind and you want to apply for a Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grant?

In this hands-on workshop, we will work through Huber & Hutchings' (2005) teaching and learning research cycle, starting with something that interests or intrigues you in your teaching, and moving towards a plan to collect, analyze, and disseminate your research. Representatives from the Centre for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Research Ethics, and the Library will provide guidance and best practices for designing your project, as well as respond to your questions.

Participants are asked to bring either an idea for a teaching and learning research project, or a topic in your teaching that you simply find interesting. This idea/topic will be worked with hands-on throughout the workshop.


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.