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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. 

Teaching Excellence Academy

Offered: Every April


The Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA) provides you an opportunity to re-design one of your courses. You will work with other faculty members – as well as Instructional Developers from the Centre for Teaching Excellence – in a retreat-like setting for four days. We engage in both small-group and individual activities to move you through a course design process that will enable you to create a revised course that aligns intended learning outcomes, teaching activities, and student assessment.

Sample topics to be covered include understanding ourselves as teachers, understanding our students, creating concept maps, setting learning outcomes, aligning outcomes with teaching activities and student assessment, and designing course outlines.

At the end of the retreat, we arrange a showcase of the revised course outlines to celebrate our work and share our learning with the wider campus community.

If you are interested in participating in the TEA, please speak to your Department Chair or Director. Faculty members nominated by their Chair or Director will be invited to attend.

For more information about the TEA, contact Donna Ellis.


Check our Events page to see if this workshop is being offered this term. 

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Workshop Resources

Descriptions of our most frequently offered workshops, along with associated handouts and resources, are available here