News archive - January 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Two Waterloo writing centres to present at LITE Grant lightning research talk on Jan. 31


Join us for our first LITE Grant Lightning Research Talk for presentations from two Waterloo writing centres. Learn about how the French Writing Centre harnesses collaborative learning and about new methods piloted by the Writing and Communication Centre to successfully equip students for dissertation writing in their dissertation bootcamps. 

Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 12:00-1:00

Presenters: Rocky Penate, Cynthia Tremblay (French Studies), Clare Bermingham, Nadine Fladd, and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maris Weiss joins CTE

Maris Weiss

We welcome Maris Weiss to CTE as the Centre’s new Administrative Assistant. In her role, Maris will provide a wide range of departmental support, including administrative support, financial management, human resource management, technical support, safety planning, and support to the Director. Maris joins us from Campus Wellness, where she worked in administration and customer service, and brings previous experience as a life skills facilitator, personal support worker, laboratory technician, and medical office administrator to her role at CTE. Welcome, Maris!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Three LITE Full Grants awarded to innovative teaching projects; Seed Grant applications due Feb. 1

The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grants. Since 2012, 14 LITE Full Grants of up to $30,000 have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. We are excited to announce the funding of three new projects this year:

The smaller LITE Seed Grants provide funding up to $5,000. The first Seed Grant deadline of the year is fast approaching: February 1. For more information, explore the LITE Grant website, which includes application guidelines, descriptions of funded projects, and sample proposals. Please contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown at the Centre for Teaching Excellence for support.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Submit a proposal for the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference by Wed., Jan. 24

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For our 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference: Motivating Our Students and Ourselves, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations that share your practices and research related to motivating deep learning in students and motivating ourselves as instructors. For more information about the Conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the Teaching and Learning Conference website.

Proposal deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Conference date: Thursday, April 26, 2018