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Teaching and Learning

Waterloo Engineering values quality teaching and learning experiences. Our expert instructors work to ensure that their teaching effectively supports our highly engaged learners. In May 2012, Waterloo Engineering established the Associate Dean, Teaching portfolio with the following mission:

to provide leadership in teaching within engineering to improve the depth, effectiveness and efficiency of student learning.

Professor Gordon Stubley is now in his second three-year term as Associate Dean, Teaching. The Teaching Portfolio is supported by one full-time staff member, the Office of the Dean of Engineering, departmental Teaching Champions, and the University of Waterloo's Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Teaching Champions

Each Waterloo Engineering department has been asked to identify a Teaching Champion to work alongside the Associate Dean, Teaching to support teaching leadership. Teaching Champions share best practices in teaching and learning, support efforts to improve teaching quality, and foster and promote teaching innovations within their units. The current Teaching Champions are listed below.

Centre for Teaching Excellence

The Associate Dean, Teaching works closely with the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to offer complementary, engineering-specific programs and initiatives. Engineering's CTE Faculty Liaison Tiuley Alguindigue is available to support instructors with the campus learning management system, Waterloo LEARN, and to connect them with other CTE supports. CTE provides valued expertise, resources and support to both individual instructors and the Teaching Portfolio.

Engineering Teaching on SharePoint

All Engineering instructors and staff have access to the Engineering Teaching SharePoint Site (login required; contact Kathy Becker for access).