March 13, 2023
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March Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journal Club

CTSI SoTL Journal Club

March 29, 12pm (online)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journal Club Series provides an opportunity for our community to explore the SoTL literature in a group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in the classroom and to inform our own SoTL projects.

The March session is facilitated by Tara Black, Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and Alex Rennet, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, UTM

Article: Asynchronous Online Instruction Leads to Learning Gaps When Compared to a Flipped Classroom

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ACUE Lunch and Learn - Engaging Students in Meaningful and Authentic Assignments

March 28, 12pm-1pm (online)

The session will focus on inquiry-based learning by implementing instructional practices that support student success and course learning outcomes. Developing meaningful assignments will empower students to apply the content and skills they learned during the concept exploration and concept introduction stages to authentic scenarios and problems. 


Equity Roundtable - Promoting Greater Equity of Learning Opportunities: Insights from Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy with Chinese Students that Can Benefit All

March 29, 12pm (online)

By attending this roundtable, participants will become aware of research-based and practice-based evidence of Chinese students’ challenges, aspirations, and potential to contribute/engage, and learn how to create learning experiences in their courses to encourage more student transformation from “powerless” to “empowered.”


The Inner Work of Building Inclusive Classrooms

April 4, 10am-12pm (online)

Part of the Towards Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Classrooms – Communities and Conversations Series

This workshop is a personal conversation about how we internalize systems of oppression, how they are reflected in our teaching practices, and how we can create a new vision for how we want to be as educators. In this session participants will engage in self-reflection, small group discussion, mindfulness practices and large group conversations. 


CEL Course Development Workshop

April 19, 10:30 - 12, ET (online)

Join us for a workshop that will cover the fundamentals of community-engaged learning (CEL) pedagogy and practice and provide practical strategies for designing and running a CEL course. Bring a syllabus that you would like to re-design or the idea for a course you would like to create, and together we will work on designing a successful CEL course. 


Upcoming Workshops

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Job Opportunities with the Teaching Assistants' Training Program (TATP)

The Teaching Assistant’s Training Program is hiring for the 2023-2024 fall and winter sessions.

Deadline: March 16, 2023 at 5pm
Visit the TATP Job Postings for more information

Call for Nominations: President's Teaching Award

A reminder that nominations for the President’s Teaching Award (PTA) are due Tuesday 21 March. The PTA is the highest honour for teaching at U of T; this award recognizes faculty for sustained and ongoing excellence in educational leadership, teaching excellence and educational innovation. Nomination packages should be submitted as one PDF file to

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Inclusiveness in Microsoft Office 365

Course Readings: Syllabus Service for Summer 2023

The Syllabus Service assists faculty and staff at the University of Toronto in making course readings available to students in a manner that respects Canadian copyright law and existing U of T licensing agreements and policies. Library staff will retrieve, scan, and provide links to material, as well as acquire eBooks suitable for course use whenever available. Instructors are encouraged to submit course reading lists by the Priority Service Date of March 27.

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CANHEIT 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open!

CANHEIT 2023 Strength in Community LogoThe 2023 Canadian Higher Education Information Technology (CANHEIT) Conference will be hosted at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, with an option to attend virtually.

This year’s theme encourages presenters to show the community how working together makes our institutions stronger. This theme will be explored through four main streams: Innovating together, Collaboration, People & leadership and Security as a team sport.

To submit a presentation proposal to the CANHEIT 2023 programming committee, complete the submission form on the Ex Ordo platform by March 22, 2023.


Call for Proposals - Graduate Education Innovation Fund

The Graduate Education Innovation Fund is an initiative that aims to enrich the learning experience of graduate students in our programs by supporting projects that create positive, innovative changes in the design and delivery of graduate education. The fund is seeking proposals for its fourth round of funding of five seed grants of $5,000. Applications are due on April 3.

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UTSC's Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) 2023 Showcase

April 12, 9am-4pm

The theme of this year’s CTL Showcase is “Breaking Barriers: Inspiring the Culture of Educational Excellence.” This tri-campus event is open to all U of T faculty and staff. 

Learn more about the Breaking Barriers showcase.

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