February 6, 2023
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University of Toronto’s Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS)

May 3 & 4, 2023

Call for Proposals close February 17

The TLS provides an opportunity 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


Submit a proposal

Equity Roundtable - Universal Design for Learning: Engaging All Your Students

March 2, 12pm-1pm

A roundtable on the opportunities and affordances of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - a set of principles for curriculum development and engagement that strives to give all students equal opportunities to learn. Whether you are a UDL novice or expert, join us for a conversation about strategies for integrating multiple means of engagement, assessment design (action and expression) and representation (of course content).


Demystifying the Dossier: Preparing the Teaching Dossier

February 22, 1pm-3pm

This session focuses on an overview of the content and overall structure of an effective teaching dossier and helping participants to develop a plan for their own dossiers.

Part of CTSI's Demystifying the Dossier Series


Designing Assessments in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

February 28, 2pm-4pm 

From machine-written essays to high profile plagiarism cases, artificial Intelligence tools such as ChatGPT have been grabbing headlines in higher education. As institutions grapple with the implications of such tools for teaching and learning, this interactive session brings together instructors from a variety of disciplines to focus on written assignments and share teaching strategies that support student learning in the context of artificial intelligence. 


Building Success Across the Graduate Student Life Cycle

March 31, 1pm-2:30pm

The Building Success Across the Graduate Life Cycle workshop is designed for pre-tenure faculty members and others who are new to a supervisory role at U of T. This workshop will offer practical advice, grounded in discussion of realistic case studies of supervisory practice at U of T, and includes perspectives from peer faculty recognized for their outstanding graduate supervision.


Other Upcoming Workshops

View more teaching and learning events on the CTSI Calendar

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Classroom

Visit CTSI for What is Generative Artificial Intelligence and what application does it have for classroom instruction & learning?

Register for Designing Assessments in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, February 28, 2pm-4pm.

LEAF+ Grant: Generative AI in Teaching and Learning - Call for Proposals

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education welcomes proposals for projects addressing the theme of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning. Expressions of Interest are due February 28.

Tech Tip

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Tech Tip: Inviting attendees to a virtual meeting or class 

An important part of planning your online class or event is to share the virtual meeting link.  This can be posted in a Quercus course or shared directly with invited participants.  When sharing in Quercus, only your students have access to the meeting information; however, if you are intending to reach a greater number of people, consider the following:    

  • Avoid posting the meeting information (meeting ID and passcode) in a public space on the internet such as social media.  This can make your meeting susceptible to access by those with malicious intent, or “zoom-bombing”.  Unsecure access also compromises the privacy of any sensitive or confidential matter discussed in a class.  
  • If you are looking to attract a wider audience for a presentation or talk, utilize the ”Registration” feature in Zoom or the ”meeting with Registration” option in MS Teams Meeting to collect a list of registrants who can enter the meeting room and provide them with a personal meeting invite. 

Visit CTSI for previous Tech Tips

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

The Teaching Assistant’s Training Program is hiring for the 2022-2023 fall and winter sessions.

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

TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

2023 TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations now open for all TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

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. Nominations close on February 24, 2023.  More information is available online

Information on the BIPOC TA Teaching Excellence Award, including nomination and selection process, can be found on the TATP siteNominations close on March 3, 2023.

Breaking Barriers: Inspiring the Culture of Educational Excellence

UTSC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Faculty Showcase will be held on April 12th. The event includes a plenary speaker, faculty talks, interactive workshops, and a poster session.
The call for proposals closes on February 22nd.

Learning From Your Community
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Visit Re:Think to learn more about the Centre for Community Partnership's Doctoral Seminar’s Approach to Community Engagement.

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Graduate students and Teaching Assistants can access information about relevant programming at the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program.  
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