Past Conferences

Past Programs

Slides and Video Clips of Past Presentations

Becoming a Skillful Teacher
Keynote, Fall Perspectives 2014,  Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Becoming a Skillful College Teacher (pdf)

Putting Critical Thinking into Practice
Concurrent Session, Fall Perspectives 2014, Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Putting Critical Thinking into Practice (pdf)

Not Afraid of "Rate My Professors": How to Ask Your Students What They Think About the Course and Use Feedback to Improve Learning During the Term
Concurrent Session, Fall Perspectives 2014, Nanda Dimitrov, Teaching Support Centre
Not Afraid of "Rate My Professors" (pdf)
Selected Classroom Assessment Techniques (pdf)

The Shifting Nature of Teaching and Learning in Today's University
Keynote, Fall Perspectives 2013 Richard Wiggers, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
The Shifting Nature of Teaching and Learning in Today's University (pdf)
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Supporting Western's Culture of Integrity: Key Findings from the 2012 Academic Integrity Survey
Plenary, Fall Perspectives 2013 Debra Dawson & Ken Meadows, Western University
Supporting Western's Culture of Integrity: Key Findings from the 2012 Academic Integrity Survey (pdf)

Teaching Innovations at Western
Concurrent Session, Fall Perspectives 2013 Bethany White, David Bellhouse, Sohail Khan, Mary Millard and Duncan Murdoch, Western University
Experimenting with a "Blend" in Introductory Statistics (pdf)

Can You Make OWL Work for Your and Your Students?
Concurrent Session, Fall Perspectives 2013 Kim Holland, Deanna Grogan, Diane Mahar, Sarah McLean and Bethany White
OWL Tips Handout (pdf)

Connecting High Impact Practices with Deep Learning
Keynote, Spring Perspectives 2013 Tricia Seifert, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Connecting High Impact Practices with Deep Learning
(pdf)

Integrity in the Academy: Imperatives, Incentives and Innovations
Keynote, Fall Perspectives 2012 Julia Christensen Hughes, University of Guelph
Integrity in the Academy: Imperatives, Incentives and Innovations (pdf)

Getting Students to do the Readings
Keynote, Spring Perspectives 2009  Linda Nilson, Clemson University
Video clips (Quicktime):
Parts One (68 MB), Two (46 MB), Three (78 MB), Four (67 MB), Five (67 MB), Six (64 MB)

Laptops in the Classroom: Constructive or Disruptive Technology?
Plenary, Spring Perspectives 2009  Facilitator: Linda Nilson (Clemson University)
Panelists: Brock Fenton (Biology), Kim Luton (Sociology), Pascal Munyankesha (French), Graham Smith (Geography)
Video clips (Quicktime):
Parts One (76 MB), Two (46 MB) Three (76 MB) Four (60 MB)

Fostering Civility in our Classrooms
Keynote, Fall Perspectives 2008  Zopito Marini, Brock University
Fostering Civility in our Classrooms
(pdf)
Selected clips:
A Definition of Civility (QuickTime, 6.9 MB)
Causes of Incivility (QuickTime, 117 MB)
Motivations and Categories of Incivility (QuickTime, 225 MB)
Relevance of Civility (QuickTime, 65 MB)
Understanding Incivility (QuickTime, 67 MB)

Hearing Voices: Requesting, Receiving, and  Responding to Student Feedback
Plenary, Fall Perspectives 2008  Nicola Simmons, University of Waterloo
Hearing Voices: Requesting, Receiving, and Responding to Student Feedback (pdf)
Selected clips:
Benefits of Getting Student Feedback (QuickTime, 42 MB)
Modelling Effective Feedback (QuickTime, 10 MB)
Types of Feedback (QuickTime, 100 MB)

Teach Me, I Dare You!: Changing Students’ Attitudes About Who’s Responsible for Learning
Keynote, Spring Perspectives 2008, Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas
Selected clips:
Faculty Orientations (QuickTime, 38 MB)
Student Orientations (QuickTime, 63 MB)

Dealing with Difficult Students
Fall Perspectives 2007  Mike Atkinson, Department of Psychology
Dealing with Difficult Students (pdf)
Selected clips:
General Guidelines for Dealing with Difficult Students (QuickTime, 64 MB)
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Students (QuickTime, 57 MB)
Use of Laptops in the Classroom (QuickTime, 10 MB)

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A New Medicine for Physics: Using Medical Imaging as a Tactic for Teaching Physics (Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award Recipients, 2007)
Tamie Poepping, Blaine Chronik, Ian MacDonald, Eugene Wong, Joel Cox, Reggie Taylor - Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Medical Biophysics

Alternate Approaches to Teaching and Learning in University Settings: Engaging Professors and Engaging Students (Keynote, Fall Perspectives 2007)
Ann Sherman, University of Calgary

Internationalizing the Curriculum: Successes, Challenges, and Strategies (Plenary, Spring Perspectives, 2007)
Tracy Issacs, Department of Philosophy; Bert Chesworth, School of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Health Sciences Program; Nandi Bhatia, Department of English; Nanda Dimitrov, Teaching Support Centre

Responding to the Rainbow: A Multi-faceted Vision for Higher Education (Keynote, Spring Perspectives 2007)
Aline Germain-Rutherford, University of Ottawa

Integrating Simulated Teaching/Learning Strategies in Undergraduate Nursing Education (Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award Recipients, 2006)
Karen Ferguson and Barbara Sinclair, School of Nursing

Conversations on Effective Graduate Supervision for Faculty Members (Spring Perspectives, 2007)
Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle, Teaching Support Centre and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Learning Through Objects: The UWO Medical Artifact Collection as a Teaching and Research Resource (Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award Recipient, 2004)
Shelley McKellar, Department of History and History of Medicine Program

Classroom Diplomacy: Simulating UN Negotiations (Fall Perspectives, 2006)
Radoslav Dimitrov, Department of Political Science

How to Save Time (and Fingernails) with RefWorks and RefShare (Fall Perspectives 2006)
Walter Zimmerman, Western Libraries

From Admission to Graduation: Opportunities and Strategies for Student Engagement (Keynote, Fall Perspectives, 2006)
Joy Mighty, Queen's University

Student Evaluation of Teaching: Has It Made a Difference? (Spring Perspectives, 2006)
Harry Murray, Department of Psychology

Extending WebCT with Turnitin, Publisher Content, and Emerging Technologies (Spring Perspectives, 2006)
Jeff Longland and Jane Winkler, Information Technology Services

PRESSWestern: Implementation of Personal Response Technology in Large Classrooms (Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award Recipient, 2005)
Tom Haffie, Department of Biology

Handheld Computing for Place-Based Learning (Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award Recipient, 2005)
Bill Turkel, Department of History

Partnerships in Information Literacy - A Panel on Faculty-Librarian Collaboration (Spring Perspectives, 2006)

Teaching International Students (Spring Perspectives, 2006)
Nadine LeGros, Teaching Support Centre