Thursday, December 8, 2016

Welcoming Jason Thompson as CTE Liaison for the Faculty of Science

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson is the new CTE Liaison for the Faculty of Science. Jason comes to us from the University of Guelph where he worked for ten years in their teaching and learning unit, OpenEd, as Instructional Technology Specialist providing support and advice to faculty regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations, and the integration of appropriate and effective learning technologies in their face-to-face courses. He has his BSc from the University of Guelph in Environmental Biology and a B.Ed from Queen’s University. Those that work with Jason discover his pedagogy-first approach and his enthusiasm for the learning process.

Friday, December 2, 2016

University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference 2017: Call for Proposals Now Open

The Call for Proposals for the ninth annual Teaching and Learning Conference is now open!

This year's theme is "Cultivating Curiosity in Teaching and Learning".  For more information about the Conference, please visit the Conference website.

We look forward to seeing you on April 27, 2017.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Featured presentation: Gender bias in the classroom and women in STEM

Centre for Teaching Excellence
Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for two interactive presentations by doctoral students taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program and find out more about the educational research interests of graduate students at Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Featured Presentation: Student experiences of in-class quiz questions

Dan Smilek

Title: Student experiences of in-class quiz questions: The roles of feedback and question duration

Presenter: Dan Smilek, Psychology

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

Location: PAS 4032

Friday, November 11, 2016

Research project to assess perceptions of teaching culture underway at UWaterloo

Donna Ellis, Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence, is leading the University of Waterloo implementation of a research project to assess instructors’, staff members’, and students’ perceptions of university teaching culture. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and is being conducted at eight other universities in Canada.