CTE supports graduate students at Waterloo through certificate programs, workshops, one-on-one consultations about teaching and teaching dossiers, and teaching observation.
Hear more about our programs from recent participants:
Waterloo graduate students can complete individual workshops and/or enrol in one of our certificate programs:
- Fundamentals of University Teaching*
- Certificate in University Teaching (CUT)
- Certificate in University Language Teaching (CULT)
Working on developing your teaching?
|Resource||Resource Descriptions and Links|
|CTE's TA Handbook||The TA Handbook includes resources, policies, strategies, and suggestions for Teaching Assistants|
|Teaching Tips for TAs||Visit the Teaching Tips for TAs to find more information about how to run tutorials, hold office hours, effectively mark assignments, and more|
|Workshops||Complete individual Fundamentals of University Teaching workshops|
|Teaching observations||Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to have their teaching observed and receive feedback can contact Dr. Svitlana Taraban-Gordon|
Preparing an academic job application?
|Support Unit||Resource Descriptions and Links|
|Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE)||For feedback on your teaching dossier or teaching statement, please contact Dr. Kristin Brown|
|Centre for Career Action (CCA)||For feedback on cover letters and CVs, make an appointment with the Centre for Career Action|
|Writing and Communication Centre (WCC)||For feedback on research statements, make an appointment with the Writing and Communication Centre|
Policies, handbooks, and templates
University policies, handbooks, and templates include information about course requirements, copyright, ancillary fees, exam regulations, and more.
Online modules on university teaching
A professional development resource that includes six self-paced modules on key topics in teaching and learning in higher education that center on key concepts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. They have been collaboratively developed by Queen’s University, Western University and the University of Waterloo. Modules are:
- Module 1: How Students Learn
- Module 2: Assessment Strategies
- Module 3: Active Learning
- Module 4: Principles of Course Design
- Module 5: Globalization of Learning
- Module 6: Ethical Principles and Professionalism in University Teaching
Support for online TAs
|Resource||Resource description and link|
|LEARN Help||LEARN Help includes information and guides of how TAs can use different functions in Waterloo LEARN|
|Webinar: TA Facilitation in a Remote Teaching Environment||This webinar recording provides an introduction to key principles and strategies for facilitating online and remote courses for TAs|