Information for

The offices of CTE will be closed on Thursday, May 17 for our staff PD day. 

The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Our graduate student staff

The Centre for Teaching Excellence currently employs six TA Workshop Facilitators and four Graduate Instructional Developers a term. Our collaborative and motivated team is the driving force behind our graduate programming.

What we do

  • TA Workshop Facilitators facilitate and help to develop workshops on university teaching for graduate students. They work 30 hours per term.
  • Graduate Instructional Developers facilitate workshops on university teaching, microteaching sessions, and teaching observations for graduate students. Just like TA positions at Waterloo, these positions are 10 hours per week.

Who we are

Our graduate student staff members come from all faculties, have diverse backgrounds in teaching, and are passionate about teaching development for themselves and their peers. Many are award-winning TAs and sessional instructors whose teaching successes have been recognized through departmental and university-wide teaching awards.

Working with CTE

We use an apprenticeship model to provide support and mentorship to our graduate student staff. Through their work at CTE, graduate students:

  • enhance their teaching, communication and academic leadership skills
  • cultivate their knowledge of instructional practices within and across disciplines
  • collaborate on new ideas and reflect on their teaching experiences with our interdisciplinary CTE graduate team
  • participate in professional development activities alongside CTE staff
  • develop their CVs and prepare for the job-search process in academic, alt-academic, and post-academic settings

Join our team!

Past graduate student staff members find that their experience with CTE positively impacts their professional and personal growth. Many past graduate student staff members now work in academic and educational development positions in Canada and internationally.

Working at the CTE [exposed me] to teaching practices across a diverse range of disciplines... inspired me to make changes to my teaching practice... and opened my eyes to new and exciting career pathways in higher education.

- Dr. Kyra Jones, Educational Developer, Wilfrid Laurier University