Support for faculty and staff

CTE provides an array of programs and services for faculty and staff. 

For guidance on a particular issue, we offer one-on-one consultations: in fact, in the 2020-2021 fiscal year we provided 4841 consultations to 1313 instructors.

Additionally, almost every week of every term, we deliver workshops and other sessions on topics pertaining to classroom dynamics, delivery skills, course design, blended learning, new educational technologies, ePortfolios, and more; in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, we delivered 170 workshops to over 1251 unique instructors, graduate students, and staff members. Most of these workshops are an hour or two in length, but others are multi-day events such as the Instructional Skills Workshop or the Teaching Excellence Academy

Other CTE events provide opportunities for UWaterloo instructors to share their teaching expertise with each other. The Teaching Squares program, for example, facilitates instructors visiting each other's classrooms.

For departments and programs, we provide assistance in undertaking curriculum renewal. To support research and teaching enhancement, we administer a grant program, and to celebrate teaching excellence we coordinate a number of teaching awards

To learn more about our programming for faculty and staff, click the items in submenu on the left, or contact us with any questions. 

More resources for faculty and staff

Upcoming workshops. A list of CTE workshops for faculty and staff that are scheduled for this term. 

Teaching Tips. A searchable collection of 100+ brief and practical documents for enhancing teaching. 

Policies, Handbooks, and Templates. Information about course requirements, copyright, ancillary fees, exam regulations, and more. 

LITE grants. Funding to support innovative approaches to enhancing teaching. 

The Centre for Extended Learning. Support for instructors developing fully online courses. 

Instructional Technologies and Multimedia Services. Equipment , video recording services, video-conferencing, and more. 

Faculty Teaching Fellows. An initiative of the Office of the Associate Vice-President Academic.