Posts Tagged CAETL
The CRDC & CAETL invite Faculty and Staff to our Open House. Drop in to L1126 anytime between 1 – 4 pm on Dec. 10, 2010 and enjoy some wine and cheese while learning how we can help you. Hope to see everyone there!
CAETL Talking About Teaching – Working with Students in Co-ops, Applied Studies & Independent Studies
This will be a panel led discussion with audience participation. All faculty and graduate students are welcome.
We will explore what it is like for faculty to facilitate and work with students in Co-ops, Applied Studies and Independent Studies. The panel will share their perspective on the benefits of working in these types of courses and also share their perspective of why they feel these programs are beneficial to student learning.
Date: Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: AH100 (Andy’s Place)
Discussion Panel: Jasminn Berteotti, Jennifer Mather, HJ Wieden, and Ian MacLachlan
For more information about the Talking About Teaching events and about CAETL, please visit our website: www.uleth.ca/caetl
This past semester, CAETL has had great success in facilitating Talking About Teaching discussion sessions. The sessions were informal and held in a discussion friendly environment. During the Talking about Teaching sessions CAETL found that faculty were very curious about other faculty’s teaching methods and class activities. The discussion that was produced from 3 or 4 faculty sharing experiences around a common theme was phenomenal.
CAETL would also like to make sure the same great discussion and idea sharing occurs at it’s annual Teaching Day which will be held May 7th 2010 in AH100. Please join them to celebrate teaching excellence and to engage in discussion and debates on current educational topics.
WHERE: Andy’s Place AH100
DATE: Friday, May 7th, 2010
TIME: 9am to 4:30 PM
RSVP: RSVP here no later than Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Date: April 8th, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: AH 100
Be sure to join your fellow graduate students for this last session of the 2009 -2010 Grad TA Workshop Series. In conjunction with the Graduate Students Association, our last session for the term will be an informal opportunity to meet with fellow graduate students and share some of your ideas about the graduate student experience here at U of L.
Please remember that attendance at this session will count toward your certificate of participation in the CAETL Graduate Student TA Workshop Series.
Thank you to all who attended the last Talking About Teaching. We tried a new format and had great success with it.
Our next event is taking place:
2:30 to 4:30 pm (drop in any time)
Andy’s Place (AH100).
Topic: “Challenges and Successes of Teaching a Course with a Lab Component”
Refreshments will be served. Drop in anytime. Graduate students are also encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you there.
Date: March 10th, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: L 1170 A
Dr. Jan Newberry and Dr. Dayna Daniels
The session will focus on a discussion of issues related to classroom management skills for TAs in the classroom, lab, or tutorial. Some suggestions, tips, tricks, and techniques for establishing and maintaining a positive and productive classroom environment will be presented. Participants are encouraged to come and share their concerns, challenges and ideas on this important topic. Be sure to plan to attend this important session and engage with your colleagues in this conversation
Your CAETL would like to extend thanks to those who attended the last Talking About Teaching event and made it a success. The discussion that arose during this event was truly stimulating and we look forward to another successful event on February 5th, 2010 in AH100.
The next Talking About Teaching presented by the Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CAETL) will focus on the following question:
What is the role of teaching in a comprehensive University given today’s changing environment?
We encourage you to exam this question from a number of perspectives; student views, professor views, as well as administrative views.
Bring your ideas and your voice and drop in any time between 2:30pm and 4:30pm to engage with your peers in a thoughtful discussion that exams this topic. Refreshments will also be served.
What: Talking About Teaching
When: February 5th, 2010
Where: Andy’s Place (AH100)
CAETL (Centre for Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning) would like to start the semester off by inviting all U of L instructors to join their colleagues this Friday January 22nd, from 2:30 – 4:30 in AH100, to meet your CAETL. This will be an opportunity for you to join members of CAETL and your colleagues for a glass of wine and informal discussion about teaching and learning at the U of L. Let us know the issues you face in today’s classroom, and how CAETL can support your teaching needs.
The Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites all faculty members to apply
for financial support of up to $5000 for projects to enhance teaching effectiveness. Projects can be on any
aspect of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Examples of past projects are:
- Fair Assessment Practice in Higher Education: A Practical Guide (Faculty of Education)
- Video and Image Package for a Canadian Economics Course (Economics Department)
- Motion Analysis and Representation Techniques in New Media: Development of Teaching Strategies
and Support Materials (New Media Department)
- Standardized Patient Program (School of Health Sciences)
- Web-Based Resources Designed to Introduce Students to the Scientific Method and Science Writing
(Biological Sciences Department)
- Understanding, Diagnosing, and Improving Team Climate in Student Teams (Faculty of Management).
CAETL will use the following criteria for judging the proposals:
- Evidence the project is innovative and applies a creative approach to the problem it addresses.
- Evidence of the potential for enduring benefits to the improvement of teaching, learning, and evaluation
practices and/or the development of new practices or expertise.
- Evidence that the project involves sound research methodology leading to clear conclusions and
CAETL will not consider applications that do not meet these criteria.
To complete an application, use the application template . If you have questions please call 403.380.1856.
Applications must be received in the office of the Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (L1126), with a copy to your Dean, by the third Friday in January, no later than 4:30pm. Late applications will not be accepted. The competition results will be announced by the end of March 2009. Successful applicants will share their project outcomes through a written report, and where appropriate at the annual CAETL Teaching Day.
Original Post on CAETL website: http://www.uleth.ca/caetl/?p=320
Criteria and Terms of Reference for Teaching Fellows
I. General Qualifications
Teaching Fellows will be academic staff members with tenured, tenure-track or continuing appointments who have demonstrated both commitment to excellence in their own teaching and willingness to champion the importance of teaching development in the university community.
II. Roles and Responsibilities of Teaching Fellows
Teaching Fellows will contribute directly to the achievement of the CAETL’s primary objectives to:
- Foster a community of practice in which teaching and learning are enriched and celebrated.
- Extend the University’s commitment to a scholarship of teaching.
- Lead the integration of best teaching practices with new technology.
- Establish a process of generative evaluation that will inform, guide, and justify the continuing activities of the Centre.
In reaching these objectives, Teaching Fellows are expected to be involved in some or all of the following
- workshop planning and organization of CAETL seminar series
- individual consultation with faculty members
- mentorship of small groups of new professors
- research into teaching and learning
- classroom observation
- presentations at provincial, national, and international conferences
- other activities, as agreed upon in negotiation with the Chair, Manager, and/or Advisory Council
III Term of Appointments
Teaching Fellows will be appointed for a one-year term. Normally, two Fellows will be appointed to commence their terms in July 1 of each year, and two will be appointed to commence their terms in January 1 of each year. An appointment as Teaching Fellow carries a one course teaching relief or equivalent to be negotiated with the Dean of the Faculty/School and applied during the term of appointment.
IV Application Procedures
In acknowledgment of the fact that academic planning cycles vary among faculties, applications for teaching fellows may be made up to two years in advance of the proposed term of appointment. The call for applications, identifying Teaching Fellow expectations and available terms of appointment, will normally be made in November of each year (example attached). Candidates must apply by January 4th
through their respective Faculties/Schools, which will develop and follow nomination and initial review procedures as appropriate. Faculty members may apply for terms to commence on any of the following:
- July 1st – June 30th (i.e., 6 months from application date)
- January 1st – December 31 (i.e., 1 year from application date)
- July 1st – June 30th of the (i.e., 18 months from application date)
- January 1st – December 31st (i.e., 2 years from application date)
Nominations from all Faculties/Schools must be forwarded to the Chair of the CAETL Advisory Council no later than March 1; in the case of multiple candidates from a single faculty, the Faculty would rank the nominations and include any information related to timing of appointment that may be relevant. From this list of nominees, the Advisory Council will select up to four Teaching Fellows for each academic year. Final decisions will be communicated to the Deans and applicants no later than the end of March.
Candidates for a Teaching Fellowship must submit an application package including four components:
- A current curriculum vitae.
- A letter of application, not to exceed 3 pages, including:
- A statement of the candidate’s philosophy of teaching;
- A brief self-assessment of the candidate’s record in teaching and contributions to
- A rationale for the candidate’s interest in serving as a Teaching Fellow, including
anticipated contributions to the work of the Centre; and
- The dates of the proposed term of appointment.
- A representative sample of other evidence for teaching excellence, including student evaluations
from at most 5 courses; and
- A letter of support from the Dean of the Faculty.
Candidates whose applications are forwarded to CAETL from their Faculty/School may also be asked to
meet with the CAETL Advisory Council for a brief presentation and discussion to further explore
possibilities for the position.
CAETL Advisory council decision categories:
Upon final review of applications the review committee may recommend an applicant be:
- Approved for the period requested;
- Approved with a recommendation for an alternative term;
- Asked to resubmit in a subsequent competition; or
- Denied a teaching fellowship position.
The Advisory council may fill all teaching fellowship positions available within the two-year application
Original Post on CAETL Website: http://www.uleth.ca/caetl/?p=323