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As of August 1, 2018, CTE will be temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We look forward to continuing to serve our campus community by offering our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. More information about the move can be found on our location page.  

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LITE full grant helps fund instructional videos in support of experiential learning

Rania Al-Hammoud, Wayne Brodland, Antonina Joukova, and Kristin Wilson surround a screen showing their instructional video

Recipients of a 2017 Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grant have launched a YouTube channel featuring 18 instructional videos with the support of the grant's funds. The channel, Engineering Models, was created in 2015; the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Wayne Brodland, Rania Al-Hammoud, and Kayleanna Giesigner recently added 10 LITE-grant funded videos to the channel to augment key experiential learning activities that students undertake in CIVE 104.

Monday, July 16, 2018

CTE graduate instructional developer receives TA award

Laura Williams

Laura Williams, CTE Graduate Instructional Developer and PhD Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology, has been awarded a 2018 Applied Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Award. The award recognizes Laura's efforts to enhance student learning in her work as Teaching Assistant and Tutorial Coordinator for KIN 232: Research Design and Statistics in Kinesiology.

Monday, July 9, 2018

CTE to move to a temporary location

As of August 1, 2018, CTE will be temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3), where we will be sharing the second floor with the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL). While the locations of offices and workshops will change, we look forward to continuing to serve our campus community by offering our regular programs and services. If you have any questions or concerns about the move, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Faculty of Environment's growth has necessitated this relocation; the search for a permanent home for our Centre is underway. Learn more about the move in the Daily Bulletin announcement from Mario Coniglio, Associate Vice-President, Academic, and Susan Tighe, Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President, Integrated Planning and Budgeting: Centre for Teaching Excellence on the Move.

Friday, June 29, 2018

CTE Director spearheads guide for reviewing teaching centres

CTE is excited to share the latest publication in the Educational Development Guide Series, Centre Reviews: Strategies for Success, which is now available on the Educational Developers Caucus website. CTE’s Director, Donna Ellis, led the development of the Guide, with six co-authors from institutions across Canada. Centre reviews are becoming increasingly common in the field of educational development. They offer an important opportunity for members of a teaching and learning Centre to reflect critically on the direction and work of their Centre and to invite feedback from the communities and clients they serve. CTE undertook a Centre review in 2017; the Self-Study we developed for that external review distills several years of data as well as feedback solicited from numerous partners and stakeholders, and our Final Assessment Report responds to each of the recommendations made in the external review.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

10th annual Waterloo teaching and learning conference motivates record attendance

A full house awaits the start of the keynote talk for the 2018 Waterloo Teahi

On April 26th, faculty, staff, and students from across campus and beyond gathered to explore the roles motivation plays in how we learn and teach at the University of Waterloo’s 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference: Motivating Our Students and Ourselves.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CTE invites applications from grad students for part-time positions

The Centre for Teaching Excellence is seeking applicants for two exciting job opportunities: Graduate Instructional Developer and TA Workshop Facilitator. These positions are open to senior graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Each position offers different responsibilities and time commitments. The positions run from September 2018 through August 2019, and you must be a registered graduate student at Waterloo through August 2019 to be eligible. Please see the job advertisements linked below for position details and application instructions. Applications are due Sunday, July 8.

Please indicate in your application which type of position you are applying for. If you are interested in applying for both types of positions, you may submit one application package that indicates your interest in both positions and contains all of the required components of each application.

We look forward to reading your application!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dr. Kristin Brown accepts permanent position as Educational Research Associate

Dr. Kristin Brown

CTE is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Brown has been offered and accepted a permanent position as our centre's Educational Research Associate.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Write-In on June 12 gives you the time to focus on your teaching and learning research

Do you need dedicated time to start writing up your teaching and learning research? Would you benefit from discussing and getting feedback from your colleagues? Register for our Teaching and Learning Research Write-In on Tuesday, June 12 and get the time you need to focus on disseminating your teaching and learning research. Registration is required. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 CTE PD Day

Kristin cooking

On May 17, 2018, CTE held its annual PD Day. The day was a combination of fun team-building activities (a quasi Iron Chef competition at the Kitchener Market) followed by some bona fide learning sessions at the Kitchener Public Library! No fingers were lost during the kitchen challenge!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Apply for a LITE Seed Grant by June 1

Two pharmacy students using an online module created with funding from a LITE grant.

Are you interested in taking a closer look at the effectiveness of a teaching strategy, assignment, or learning process? University of Waterloo Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants provide funding of up to $5,000 to support one-year research or teaching development projects. Applications for the next round of LITE Seed Grant funding are due Friday, June 1.

Want to learn more? Contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown if you have any questions.