Campus closure updates:

  • All face-to-face CTE programs are cancelled, postponed, or moving online until the end of the Winter term (at minimum). Consultations will continue. 
  • CTE has developed resources to help instructors continue teaching their courses online during the campus closure:
  • Of necessity, we have also made changes to our workshops and events
  • For the University's COVID-19 update: visit the university's Coronavirus Information website.

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 2015-2016 fiscal year we provided more than 5000 consultations to nearly 1200 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 2015-2016 fiscal year, we delivered 226 workshops to over 1000 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. The Open Classroom Series also allows instructors an opportunity to observe a colleague's teaching practice. Additionally, CTE coordinates various theme-based Faculty Learning Communities, such as the LEARN Instructor User Group, the ePortfolio Users' Group, and the Really Large Classes Learning Community. 

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.