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- Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence
Welcome to the Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence. This comprehensive suite of programs will allow you to explore and implement a variety of teaching strategies, engage with scholarly literature, and reflect critically on your approaches to teaching.
- Consultation Services
- Consultation services available to departments or individual faculty who want to improve their teaching.
- Course Design Workshops
- The purpose of this two-day workshop is to facilitate the design or redesign of a course that you will be teaching in the upcoming year.
- Course on Teaching at the University Level
- The Teaching Support Centre is offering a four-day comprehensive course, Teaching at the University Level, for faculty who are new to teaching.
- Curriculum Review
- Workshops on preparing for curriculum review and writing program outcomes.
- eLearning Conversation Series
- eLearning Conversation Series is an informal monthly series for faculty members interested in building a community of scholars focusing on developing their practice in topics related to eLearning.
- Faculty Mentor Program
- One of our many endeavors in the Teaching Support Centre is the Faculty Mentor Program. This is quite a special program, it was jointly developed with the University Faculty Association and the University Administration specifically to make the experience, knowledge and expertise of colleagues available to new faculty.
- Graduate Supervision
- The Teaching Support Centre (TSC) and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) are working on developing programs and resources to enhance graduate supervision and raise its profile and importance across campus.
- Instructional Skills Workshop
- The ISW is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced instructors.
- New Faculty Orientation
- This orientation day is for newly appointed academic staff (full-time and part-time) and is designed to build community as well as introduce instructors to available services at Western.
- Perspectives on Teaching Conference
- The TSC organizes a one-day conference, Perspectives on Teaching, each fall and spring for faculty, staff and graduate students. The conference includes sessions on effective lecturing, innovative teaching techniques, problem solving and self-directed teaching/learning, evaluation methods, grading practices, blended learning and other teaching-related issues.
- Faculty Conversation Series on Graduate Supervision and TA Development
- This faculty learning community is an informal monthly brown-bag lunch series. Participants will have the opportunity to share strategies, ask questions, and receive resources.
- Teaching Fellows Program
- Teaching Fellows provide educational leadership and initiate and coordinate Faculty-specific programming and research to promote teaching excellence and curriculum innovation.
- Teaching Squares
- The Teaching Squares Program provides faculty with an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching through a process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.