January 3, 2023
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Upcoming CTSI Workshops (2023)

Upcoming Workshops

View more teaching and learning events on the CTSI calendar 

Drop-in consultation: Quercus and the Academic Toolbox

January 2-13

Book a 15- or 30-minute in-person or virtual consultation with a Faculty Liaison from the Teaching, Learning, and Technology team at the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) to discuss questions you have related to your upcoming course and Quercus and the Academic Toolbox.

BIPOC TA Teaching Excellence Award

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour) Teaching Excellence Award is being launched this academic year (2022-2023), in response to a recommendation in the Report of the University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Task Force to recognize lived experiences of members of various Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities whose experience in academic settings have been disproportionately impacted by systemic barriers and other forms of discrimination, as well as highlight their accomplishments and excellence in teaching practice at the University of Toronto.

For more information about this award, including eligibility requirements and nomination process, please visit the TATP website.

Nominations now open for the 2023 TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

2023 TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations now open!

Students and instructors can nominate a TA for the TA Teaching Excellence Award:

Departments can nominate a graduate student Course Instructor for the CI Teaching Excellence Award by submitting a nomination package. More information is available online.   

Nominations close on February 24, 2023.

Taking Action: Building Belonging at U of T

Save the dates for the 2023 U of T Teaching and Learning Symposium!

May 3 & 4, 2023

Call for Proposals opens on January 9, 2023 

The 2023 Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS) presents an important opportunity for the U of T teaching and learning community to work together to understand and share what diversity, equity, inclusion, and access look like in our teaching and learning context. We invite U of T instructors, librarians, and staff at all career stages to consider submitting a proposal for the 2023 TLS and contributing to this vital forum.

If you have any questions about 2023 TLS, please contact

OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is proud to celebrate outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities. Anyone within the university community can nominate a faculty member or librarian. Award recipients are selected by an independent OCUFA committee made up of faculty, librarians, and student representatives. 

Deadline for nominations for 2022-2023 awards: March 20, 2023

Tech Tip

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Tech Tip: Send an announcement to your class 

Quercus Announcements allow instructors to communicate information with the whole class.  Consider using the Announcement tool to welcome students to the new term and share any pertinent information to orient them to the course.  This helps to set the tone for the first class and let learners know what to prepare.   

Please note that Announcements will only be visible to students in a published course.  If you are still making changes to your unpublished course but want to connect and communicate with students ahead of the course website being ready, publish your course to send the announcement, and then return it to the unpublished state.  The announcement will be sent to the enrolled students and you can continue editing your Quercus course until it is ready to be published. 

Flexible Learning Initiative

A new Flexible Learning Initiative (FLI) aims to increase the range of online learning opportunities at the University of Toronto by supporting development of fully online or hybrid undergraduate courses. Funding will be made available to teams of three instructors who will address a focus area of strategic importance to their discipline, department and/or division as they redesign for fully online or hybrid delivery. Deadline: June 28, 2023.  

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