Previous Future Prof Workshops

2016/2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

Guiding Students through Problem Solving in STEM
Speaker: Dr. Christina Booker

October 17

2016

Avoiding the Blank Stare: Great Ideas for Engaging Students in Tutorials Across Disciplines
Speaker: Panel Presentation

October 17

2016

Negotiating Office Hours
Speaker: Dr. Karyn Olsen

October 17

2016

2015/2016 Academic Year

Winter 2016

Getting It Done: Strategies for Finding Focus and Overcoming Procrastination in Grad School

March 7 2016
Writing Effective Cover Letters
Speaker: Monica Giorgini, Marcie Pridding, and Bethany White
March 7 2016

Teaching Tough Concepts in Science
Speaker: Kim Baines, Michael Bartlett, Ajneet Dhillon, and Cameron Tsujita

March 7

2016

Putting Together a Teaching Dossier
Speaker: Dr. Nanda Dimitrov

February 8 2016
From CV to Resume
Speaker: Monica Giorgini
February 8 2016
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Speaker: Dr. Karyn Olsen 
February 8 2016
Fall 2015

Education for Global Citizenship
Speaker: Dr. Nanda Dimitrov

November 20

2015

Creating Inclusive Classrooms Using Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
Speaker: Aisha Haque

November 20

2015

Critical Thinking in the Information Age: Helping Undergrads Find & Evaluate Scientific Information
Speaker: Dr. S. Amanda Ali

November 4

2015

So You Think You’re a Fraud? Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Speaker: Dr. Valerie Young

October 29

2015

2014/2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

Overview of the Western Certificate in University Teaching & Learning

October 2

2014

Citation Management: Supporting Your Undergraduate Students

October 9

2014

Putting Together a Teaching Dossier

October 9

2014

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

October 9

2014

Encouraging Critical Thinking 

November 18

2014

Proctoring Survival Kit

November 18

2014

 How Do You Know What You Do in Your Classroom Makes a Difference? An Intro to SoTL

November 18

2014

Winter 2015

From Surviving to Thriving: Mental Health and Well-Being in Graduate School
Speaker: Melanie-Anne Atkins

April 27

2015

Flourishing as a TA: Principles from Positive Psychology
Speaker: Dr. Ken Meadows

April 27

2015

Making the Most of Your TAship: Educational Leadership and Transferable Skills
Panel Presentation

March 24

2015

Getting It Done: Strategies for Finding Focus and Overcoming Procrastination in Grad School
Speaker: Dr. Nanda Dimitrov   

March 24

2015

Publish and Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
Speaker: Dr. Tara Gray

March 27

2015

My Post-PhD Dream Job: Academic or Not?
Speaker: Dr. Lynn McAlpine

February 9

2015

Summer 2015

Designing Your Own Course: Components of a Great Syllabus
Speaker: Dr. Karyn Olsen   

July 6

2015

Using Social Media Effectively in the University Classroom
Speaker: Dr. Beth Hundey

July 6

2015

Professionalism: Networking at Academic Conferences
Panelists: Alicia Lapointe (Education), Dr. Stephanie Oliver (English), Emmanuel Songsore (Geography), and Lisette Farias Vera (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)   

July 6

2015

Teaching Dossiers: What to Include and Why
Speaker: Kate Traill

July 6

2015

2013/2014 Academic Year

Fall 2013

Overview of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

September 18 or 19

2013

Establishing Your Presence in the Classroom

October 29

2013

Putting Together a Teaching Dossier

October 29

2013

Writing A Teaching Philosophy Statement

October 29

2013

Education for Global Citizenship

November 14

2013

Learning Styles Across Cultures

November 14

2013

Facilitating Discussions in the Intercultural Classroom

November 14

2013

Winter 2014

At the Heart of it All: Developing Effective Learning Outcomes

February 10

2014

Inclusive Classrooms: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Students

February 10

2014

Professionalism: Networking with Success in Academia

February 10

2014

A Look Back: Leading Effective Exam Review Sessions

March 20

2014

Strategies that Work: Teaching in the Sciences

March 20

2014

Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

March 20

2014

Spring/Summer 2014

Using Social Media Effectively in the University Classroom

June 26

2014

Teaching Statistics: Presentations by Grad Students

June 26

2014

The Concept of Universal Design for Learning: Reaching a Diverse Group of Learners

July 9

2014

Preparing an Effective Course Syllabus

July 9

2014

2012/2013 Academic Year

Fall 2012

Overview of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

September 18 OR 19

2012

Making the Most of Office Hours

October 2

2012

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

October 2

2012

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

October 2

2012

Strategies for Marking Essays

October 2

2012

How Do You Know They've Learned It? Formative Evaluations to Assess Student Understanding

November 1

2012

Preparing Your Teaching Dossier

November 1

2012

Using Social Media Effectively in the University Classroom

November 1

2012

Productive Assessment: Asking the Right Questions

November 1

2012

Winter 2013

Challenges and Opportunities of Sessional Teaching

February 4

2013

Excellence in Online Teaching

February 4

2013

Creating Effective Lectures

February 4

2013

Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching

February 4

2013

Innovative Teaching

March 9

2013

Strategies That Work: Teaching in the Arts and Humanities

March 9

2013

Course Design

March 9

2013

Spring/Summer 2013

Academic Job Interviews

June 20

2013

Building Your Portfolio for a Career in Academia

June 20

2013

Blogging as a Teaching Tool

June 20

2013

“Netiquette”: Communicating with your Students

June 20

2013

2011/2012 Academic Year

Fall 2011

Future Professor: Introduction to the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

September 21 OR 27

2011

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

October 12

2011

Strategies for Marking Essays

October 12

2011

Teaching Critical Thinking

October 12

2011

Flipping Problem Solving on its Head: New Problem Sets to Enhance Learning and Motivation

October 12

2011

Successfully Negotiating Your Way Through Conflict

November 10

2011

Building an Effective Grad Student-Supervisor Relationship

November 10

2011

Teaching in the Sciences: Strategies that Work

November 10

2011

Preparing a Teaching Dossier

November 10

2011

Winter 2012

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

February 10

2012

Dealing with Difficult Teaching Situations

February 10

2012

Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

February 10

2012

Effecting affect: Methods for facilitating affective knowledge in the classroom

February 10

2012

'Huh!? What is it you're looking for?' Posing Effective Questions in Class

March 13

2012

Teaching Your Own Course

March 13

2012

Preparing an Effective Course Syllabus

March 13

2012

Spring/Summer 2012

Proctoring Survival Kit

April 12

2012

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

June 15

2012

The Interest-Based Approach to Setting Expectations

June 15

2012

Preparing a Teaching Portfolio

June 15

2012

Preparing Your Teaching Dossier

July 26

2012

The Interest-Based Approach to Conflict Resolution

July 26

2012

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

July 26

2012

2010/2011 Academic Year

Fall 2010

Future Professor: Introduction to the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

September 23 OR 29

2010

Strategies for Engaging Students in Science

October 21

2010

Facilitating Active Learning

October 21

2010

Strategies for Marking Essays

October 21

2010

Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

October 21

2010

Facilitating Online Learning

November 8

2010

Innovative Assessment Strategies for the Arts & Humanities

November 8

2010

What You Always Wanted to Know about Teaching BUT were Afraid to Ask

November 8

2010

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

November 8

2010

Winter 2011

Maximizing Student Learning from Group Projects: Getting Them Started

February 15

2011

Women in Academe

February 15

2011

I Rest My Case: use of case studies in undergraduate education

February 15

2011

Tips from International Faculty

February 15

2011

Constructing Success: Equipping First Year Students with the Tools to Write a University Paper

March 9

2011

Successfully Negotiating Your Way through Conflict

March 9

2011

How to do Research on your Teaching

March 9

2011

Perry’s Scale of Intellectual Development of Undergrads

March 9

2011

Spring/Summer 2011

What Did You Say? Academic and Professional Communication

April 7

2011

Creating a Dynamic Teaching Dossier

April 11

2011

Taking Time for Time Management Tips

April 13

2011

Building Surveys for Effective Teaching Assistant Feedback

April 19

2011

Seen it - Heard It - Learned It: Teaching Ideas for Visual and Aural Learners

June 29

2011

2009/2010 Academic Year

Fall 2009

Introduction to the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

October 2

2009

Accommodating Learning Styles in the Classroom

October 20

2009

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

October 20

2009

Strategies for Marking

October 20

2009

Introduction to the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (REPEAT)

October 20

2009

Fostering Active Learning in the Classroom

November 16

2009

Teaching Portfolios: Documenting Your Teaching

November 16

2009

Threshold Concepts in Teaching: Critical Concepts in the Teaching of the Disciplines

November 16

2009

How to do Research on Teaching

November 16

2009

Winter 2010

Communicating with Journal Editors [Graduate Career Day]

January 29

2010

Writing for Publication and Getting Published [Graduate Career Day]

January 29

Getting Feedback on your Teaching

February 4

2010

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills among Undergraduate Students 1

February 4

2010

Teaching Critical Thinking

February 4

2010

Developing a Course Outline

February 4

2010

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills among Undergraduate Students 2

February 11

2010

So You Want to Land a Faculty Position?

February 12

2010

Preparing for Academic Interviews

February 12

2010

"Demo"Graphy: Demonstrations as Effective Teaching Tools in the Science & Engineering Classroom

March 5

2010

Teaching Math: Strategies that Work

March 5

2010

Ethics for Teaching Assistants

March 5

2010

Women in Academe

March 5

2010

Summer 2010

Ethics for TAs

June 29

2010

Preparing an Effective Course Syllabus

June 29

2010

Teaching Your Own Course

June 29

2010

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

July 20

2010

Preparing a Teaching Portfolio

July 20

2010

Effectively Integrating Technology into Instruction

July 20

2010

Designing Learning Activities for Students with all Learning Styles

July 20

2010

2008/2009 Academic Year

Fall 2008

Preparing for Academic Interviews (part of Graduate Career Day)

September 26

2008

Negotiating Your First Faculty Contract (part of Graduate Career Day)

September 26

2008

Bringing Your Graduate Degree Full Circle: An Introduction To The Western Certificate In University Teaching & Learning

September 29 or October 1

2008

Introduction To Teaching With WebCT

October 15

2008

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills Among Undergraduate Students, Part 1

October 20

2008

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills Among Undergraduate Students, Part 2

October 27

2008

World Café

November 3

2008

Teaching Portfolios: Documenting your Teaching

November 6

2008

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

November 10

2008

Advanced Strategies for Teaching with PowerPoint

November 13

2008

Time Saving Tricks – Advanced Functions in WebCT Owl

November 17

2008

What’s the Difference Between and A & a B? Strategies for Marking Essays

November 25

2008

Winter 2009

Evaluating Oral Participation

January 14

2009

Building a Successful Graduate Student/Supervisor Relationship

January 19

2009

Fostering Active Learning in the Classroom

January 29

2009

Women in Academe

February 3

2009

Accommodating Learning Styles in Language Classrooms

February 6

2009

Flipping Problem Solving On Its Head: New Problem Sets To Enhancing Learning And Motivation Among Science, Math & Engineering Students

February 9

2009

The Teaching Assistant / TA Supervisor Relationship

February 26

2009

Developing a Course Outline

March 4

2009

Power of Body Language in the Classroom

March 9

2009

Teaching Critical Thinking

March 12

2009

Summer 2009

"I Rest My Case": Implementing Case Studies in Science and Engineering

July 9

2009

Flipping Problem Solving On Its Head: New Problem Sets to Enhance Learning and Motivation Among Science, Math & Engineering Students

July 16

2009

Millennials Rising: Students of the New Century

July 23

2009

“Demo”graphy: Demonstrations as Effective Teaching Tools in the Science & Engineering Classroom

July 31

2009

2007/2008 Academic Year

Fall 2007

Entering the Academic Profession 1: The Application Process (part of Graduate Career Day)

October 12

2007

Entering the Academic Profession 2: Interview Experiences (part of Graduate Career Day)

October 12

2007

Introduction to Teaching with WebCT

October 18

2007

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills Among Undergraduate Students, Part 1

October 22

2007

Facilitating the Development of Effective Learning Skills Among Undergraduate Students, Part 2

October 29

2007

Advanced Strategies for Teaching with PowerPoint

October 31

2007

Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism (CANCELLED)

November 2

2007

Teaching Portfolios: Documenting your Teaching

November 7

2007

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 1

November 12

2007

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 2

November 16

2007

Time Saving Tricks – Advanced Functions in WebCT Owl

November 21

2007

What’s the Difference Between and A & a B? Strategies for Marking Essays

November 23

2007

What Careers does your TA Assignment Prepare You For?

November 28

2007

Mentoring Graduate Students: Building a Successful Graduate Student/Supervisor Relationship

November 30

2007

Winter 2008

Winter Conference on Teaching (counts as two sessions)

January 26

2008

Fostering Active Learning in the Classroom

February 1

2008

The Teaching Assistant / TA Supervisor Relationship

February 8

2008

Developing a Course Outline

February 22

2008

Teaching Critical Thinking, Part 1

March 6

2008

Teaching Critical Thinking, Part 2

March 13

2008

Teaching Your Own Course: Challenges and Possibilities

March 18

2008

Integrating Service-Learning into the University Experience

March 28

2008

Summer 2008

Educational Uses of Facebook: Promises & Pitfalls of Social Media Sites in the University Classroom

July 17

2008

Providing Effective Feedback on Student Writing

July 24

2008

Flipping Problem Solving on its Head

July 31

2008

2006/2007 Academic Year

Introduction to Teaching with PowerPoint

September 25

2006

Introduction to Teaching with WebCT

September 28

2006

Time Management for TAs

October 5

2006

What’s the Difference Between an A & a B? Strategies for Marking Essays

October 18

2006

Advanced Strategies for Teaching with PowerPoint

October 23

2006

Time Saving Tricks – Advanced Functions in WebCT

October 26

2006

Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism

November 1

2006

The Teaching Assistant / TA Supervisor Relationship

November 6

2006

Career Planning for Life During and After Graduate School

November 14

2006

Fostering Active Learning in the Classroom

November 30

2006

Integrating Service –Learning into the University Experience

December 5

2006

Teaching Portfolios: Documenting your Teaching

January 23

2007

Teaching International Students: Strategies for Canadian TAs

January 25

2007

Adapting to Canadian Academic Culture: Strategies for International TAs

February 1

2007

Developing a Course Outline 1

February 8

2007

Developing a Course Outline 2

February 8

2007

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 1

February 13

2007

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 2

February 15

2007

Entering the Academic Profession 1: The Application Process

March 8

2007

The Graduate Student / Thesis Supervisor Relationship March

March 14

2007

Entering the Academic Profession 2: Interview Experiences

March 21

2007

Teaching Your Own Course: Challenges and Possibilities

April 12

2007

2005/2006 Academic Year

What is the difference between an A and a B? - Strategies for marking essays

November 18

2005

Teaching portfolios: Documenting your teaching

November 29

2005

Entering the academic profession 1: the application process

December 2

2005

Entering the academic profession 2: interview experiences

December 9

2005

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 1.

December 14

2005

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement 2.

December 16

2005

Teaching international students: Strategies for Canadian TAs

January 26

2006

Introduction to Teaching with PowerPoint

January 30

2006

Time management for TAs

February 2

2006

Advanced Strategies for Teaching with PowerPoint

February 1

2006

Introduction to teaching with WebCT

February 13

2006

Preventing and detecting plagiarism

February 13

2006

Time saving tricks – Advanced functions in WebCT

February 20

2006

Adapting to Canadian academic culture: Strategies for international TAs

March 9

2006

The teaching assistant – TA Supervisor relationship

March 15

2006

Teaching your own course: challenges and possibilities

March 29

2006

2004/2005 Academic Year

Teaching in the cross-cultural classroom: communication styles across cultures

November 1

2004

Cutting edge technology = Good teaching?

November 19

2004

Introduction to teaching with WebCT & building a WebCT site

November 26

2004

Teaching portfolios: Documenting your teaching

November 29

2004

The class web stage: TA roles in WebCT

December 8

2004

Entering the academic profession: Application, Interview, Fit

December 13

2004

Watch your (body) language! Nonverbal communication in the intercultural classroom

January 10

2005

Introduction to Teaching with Power Point

January 14

2005

Teaching Canadian students: Strategies for international TAs

January 24

2005

Beyond the Basics: Strategies for Teaching with Power Point

January 28

2005

Speaking with confidence: Public speaking skills for International TAs

February 7

2005

The Tao of Teaching: Adapting to the Canadian academic culture - Workshop for Chinese TAs

February 28

2005

Advanced public speaking skills for Teaching Assistants

March 14th

2005

Teaching in Western Ontario and the Middle East: Workshop for TAs from cultures of the Middle East

March 14

2005

Enhancing lectures: Strategies for TAs

March 21

2005

Beyond lectures and discussion: Using experiential activities in the classroom

March 28

2005

What’s the difference between an A and a B? Taking the mystery out of marking essays

April 11

2005

Becoming an award winning TA: Round table discussion with Western’s top TAs

April 25

2005