CTE has partnered with the Student Success Office to deliver Supporting Student Mental Health, a new workshop for teaching assistants that will discuss ways in which TAs can support student mental health and well-being. The workshop was jointly developed by CTE and SSO and will be offered every term.
This week CTE is offering a number of workshops as part of its “Focus on Teaching Week.” Workshops topics include course design, writing effective multiple-choice questions, creating effective written assignments, and more. Wednesday will also feature a day-long Experiential Learning Symposium. Additionally, the university’s new ePortfolio system – PebblePad – will be introduced. Details about Focus on Teaching Week are available on CTE’s events page.
Chris Zaza (CTE's Faculty Liaison for AHS) and Amanda McKenzie (Director, Quality Assurance) have recently published an article in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning entitled "Turnitin Use at a Canadian University."
Trevor Holmes (CTE's Senior Instructional Developer for Faculty Programs and Research) is co-author, along with several Waterloo faculty members, of "The flourishing of care in a multidisciplinary Faculty Learning Community," recently published in the International Journal for Academic Development. The lead author of the article is former CTE staff member Julie Timmermans (now at the University of Otago, New Zealand).
Save the Date! We’re pleased to announce that the next University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Information about the Conference theme, the proposal submission deadline, and registration will be posted later this fall on the Conference website.
If you have any questions about the Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.