News archive - September 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

LITE Full Grant applications due Oct. 1

The Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grants provide support for investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching with a focus on fostering deep student learning at the University of Waterloo. The deadline for the LITE Full Grants, which provide funding of up to $30,000, is October 1. 

Important note: There have been a few changes to the LITE grant application process. Please carefully review the revised application guidelines and contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown if you have any questions.

Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Focus on Teaching Week

Students walking

CTE's 2017 Focus on Teaching Week runs from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6, and will offer nine different workshops on topics such as course design, problem-based learning, high-impact practices, and more. Feel free to register for any of the workshops! If you have questions, please contact Trevor Holmes

Monday, September 11, 2017

LITE Seed Grants recipients announced and call for Full Grant applications


Recipients of the 2017 Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants have been announced. Seven projects were funded, involving 20 faculty and staff members. More information about the recipients and their projects is available on the CTE blog. 

LITE Full Grant applications are due October 1. For more information about the initiative, please visit the LITE grants program website, or contact Crystal Tse (ext. 31240) or Kristin Brown (ext. 32940) to discuss project ideas. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CTE graduate-student staff begin new faculty positions

We are pleased to announce that two former Graduate Instructional Developers are beginning faculty positions this term. Charis Enns is now a Lecturer in International Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield (UK). In addition to continuing with her research, she will be teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and masters programs on geographies of international development and political geography. Alexander Howse is now a Mathematics Instructor at Red Deer College in Alberta where he will be teaching Elementary Calculus and Introduction to Applied Statistics. We send our congratulations to Charis and Alex.