The Gwenna Moss Centre is committed to supporting and improving teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan. We have a variety of programming and resources to help faculty, instructors and grad students.
- Events Overview A quick look at regular, annual and special events.
- Calendar of Events Register for upcoming events using our calendar.
- Videos about a variety of topics including flipped teaching and the Curriculum Alignment Tool (CAT) can be found on this page, as well as videos of past events.
- Fall Orientation to Teaching and Learning Hosted each fall for those new to teaching or new to the U of S.
- Celebration of Teaching Held annually to celebrate exceptional teaching at the U of S.
- "Over Easy" Flipped Experience Flipped teaching is the process of moving lecture content from face-to-face class time to before class by assigning it as homework. The "Over Easy" short course is an immersive experience for faculty who want to flip their classroom.
- Developing a Reflective Teaching Portfolio: For faculty, staff and graduate student teachers who want to develop a teaching portfolio that is intended to fost reflection on teaching experiences to improve learning.
- Course Design Institute An intensive course design workshop that is provided annually.
- Indigenous Voices Program: A staff and faculty development initiative that aims to create a shared space for dialogue, learning, and collaborative action to catalyze individual and systemic change at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Annual SoTL Symposium Annual symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) that celebrates research on higher education teaching and learning conducted at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Teaching Effectiveness Afternoons (TEA) Informal afternoon discussions about teaching effectivemess, hosted by the director of the ULC and GMCTE.
Awards and Grants
- Awards Overview A list of awards and grants offered by the U of S, including information about national and international teaching awards.
- U of S Master Teacher Award Awarded twice annually, the Master Teacher Award acknowledges exceptional pedagogy at the U of S.
- Provost's Awards Teaching excellence of faculty, instructors, sessionals, and graduate students is rewarded annually at the U of S by a variety of college and other teaching awards by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic.
- Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award Sponsored by the GMCTE and awarded annually in recognition of the important and essential contribution of sessional lecturers to the U of S teaching community.
- U of S Student's Union Teaching Excellence Awards This annual award shows the Students' Unions' appreciation for those individuals who strive to enhance the student experience at the U of S
- Celebration of Teaching An annual event is held in honour of the year's teaching award winners at the U of S.
- National and International Teaching Awards Information about award criteria and past winners of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the Alan Blizzard Collaborative Projects Award, and the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.
- Provost's Prize and Project Grant Information about the Provost's Prize for Innovative Practice and the Provost's Project Grant.
- Curriculum Innovation Fund Find out more about grants that can help offset the direct costs associated with curriculum or program development. Applications are accepted year-round.
- Experiential Learning Fund This new project fund is available for academic units to support student access to experiential learning opportunities. Applications are accepted year-round.
- STLHE Annual Conference Sponsorship Grants are avaliable to cover conference registration for a limited number of faculty each year.
- Courses Overview Introduction to our cources for graduate students, beginning teachers and faculty.
- GSR 984: Critical Thinking - Skills for Global Citizens Innovative course focussed o multidisciplinarity
- GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills 10 week course that introduces basic teaching theory to graduate students with no prior teaching experience.
- GSR 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching A two-term course about teaching theory for graduate students who have completed the first year of studies.
- GSR 982: Mentored Teaching For Ph.D. students who have recieved a Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Transforming Teaching One-term course for "newer" faculty members.
- Indigenous Voices Program Indigenous Voices is a staff and faculty development initiative that aims to create a shared space for dialogue, learning, and collaborative action to catalyze individual and systemic change at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Introduction to Teaching Online 6 week course, non-credit course provides instructors with information and ideas for teaching online.
- Introduction to Learning Technologies This short course will provide an introduction to a variety of learning technologies for the purpose of teaching and learning.
- Services Overview The GMCTE offers specific consultation services for instructors, programs, Departments and Colleges.
- Curriculum Development Support for those interested in curriculum renewal and innovation.
- Instructional Design Support Specialized instructional design support.
- Peer Consultations Three types of peer consultation and observation services - faculty peer consultation, GMCTE staff consultation and graduate student peer consultation.
- Teaching Consultations Individual consultations with GMCTE staff about aspects of teaching and learning.
- Indigenous Education Faculty development in the area of indigenous education.
- Graduate Students Teaching For graduate student teachers interested in teaching techniques, courses, workshops and SoTL opportunities.
- Resources Overview Find a list of in-house resources offered, as well as information about resources on our website to support your teaching.
- Videos Interviews with faculty and staff and video recorded past events about teaching and learning
- Curriculum Innovation and Renewal Cycle Find out about the six stages of curriculm renewal and how the GMCTE can help you assess and renew your curriculum.
- Teaching Resources for teachers and assistants, dealing with a broad range of topics.
- Assessment Learn more about effective ways to assess both your students' work and your own teaching.
- Teaching Portfolio Information about how and why to create a teaching portfolio.
- Our Library The GMCTE library materials list, Bridges Newsletter, reports, links to journals, and our refworks database.
- Student Centred Campus Resources Information about and links to services your students might need.
- Bridges Newsletter Published by the GMCTE to promote improved teaching and learning at the U of S and beyond.
- Other Teaching and Learning Centres Find other teaching and learning centres throughout Canada on this page.
The GMCTE maintains an exciting and informative blog called Educatus, a collection of great links on Diigo, regular updates on Twitter, and a YouTube channel with informative interviews and videos about teaching and learning.