Teaching Resources

Jason Thompson: CTE Liaison for Science

The Faculty of Science offers several teaching and learning resources to faculty and students through the Centre for Teaching Excellence Science Faculty Liaison, Jason Thompson.

Covid-19 situation & Remote Teaching

In response to the situation with COVID-19, the University's academic support units, including the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) can help instructors adapt their spring plans for remote teaching and learning. 

For online materials, resources and assistance with the pivot to online:

As always, Jason is available for consultation but his "open door policy" is now virtual via MS Teams or jason.thompson@uwaterloo.ca

Some topics of discussion include:

  • course design / redesign, 
  • remote teaching & learning considerations
  • educational technologies for effective remote teaching
  • getting set-up on LEARN,
  • teaching and learning in general,
  • individual and group training sessions, and
  • effective use of technology within your teaching,
  • or just for a virtual coffee chat. 

LEARN Start/End of Term Tasks

Check out the LEARN: Start/End of Term Tasks page for some helpful reminders as you prepare your LEARN course.

** Update **

Changes are coming to the library catalogue - check your links!

The library catalogue is changing Dec. 10, 2019. The new catalogue will be available from the library home page on Dec. 10. 

If you have linked directly to library content, as of Dec. 10 you may need to update your links.  NOTE: this does not apply to the "Get Course Reserves" link in the LEARN Library Resources Widget or library searches.

For help, Ask a librarian.

For more information on the changes, read about the Omni catalogue collaboration.

If you have any questions, please contact the UW Library x84883.

Dean's Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Fund

As you likely know, the Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux, announced a one-time commitment of $500,000 to support teaching and learning initiatives that will help transform the undergraduate educational experience in Science at the University of Waterloo.

Science faculty and teaching staff were invited to coordinate with the Teaching Fellow in their department or school to formulate proposals for this funding.   

Several proposals involving many faculty & staff across the departments in Science have been successful and we are now entering the implimentation phase of these projects. 

More details about the initiative will be provided through Science Communication soon. In the meantime, here is original call for proposals:

Dean's Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Fund: CFP