The 2013 Provost's Awards recipients have been announced! Follow the link below to find out who recieved awards for outstanding teaching, Aboriginal education, innovative teaching, international teaching, graduate teaching, beginning teaching and graduate student teaching.
The GMCTE at The University of Saskatchewan publishes the Bridges newsletter of ideas on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to promote the improvement of teaching and learning at universities.
This newsletter is distributed in hard copy to every academic unit at the University of Saskatchewan, plus any interested member of the U of S community who has requested a hard copy mailed to them, and to all the Instructional Development Offices in Canada, and some beyond.
Recently, for budgetary and environmental reasons, we limited our print run and no longer send them in bulk to Departments. If any instructor is interested in receiving a hard copy through campus mail please email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to send you your own print copy.
August 26, 27, 28, 2013
Each fall The Gwenna Moss Centre hosts an orientation to teaching for those new to teaching or those new to the University of Saskatchewan. We welcome newly-hired faculty as well as not-so-new faculty who may have missed out on the orientation in past years. This year our orientation program runs for 3 days, with a distinctly different audience for each day. Monday, August 26th is designed for new faculty appointments, Tuesday, August 27th is for all new and not-so new faculty, sessional lecturers, grad student teachers and anyone else who is an instructor on campus, and Wednesday August 28th is specifically for new graduate student teachers. Full program information and registration will be available on our website soon.
The Gwenna Moss Centre is pleased to provide a new Flipped Teaching immersive experience for faculty. The initial "Over Easy" Flipped Experience will be held at the GMCTE on June 10 and 11. Enrollment is limited to 5 participants. This is intended for instructors wishing to experiment with flipped teaching in the Fall 2013 Term.
Flipped teaching is the process of moving lecture content from face-to-face class time to before class by assigning it as homework. This allows for more interactive and student-centred types of learning to take place during the scheduled class time. Flipped teaching often involves, but is not limited to, students viewing lecture videos as homework.
For more information and to apply, please visit the event page at: http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/flip_overeasy.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 29.
On the second afternoon of the SoTL Symposium (Tuesday, April 30th, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM), participants are invited to attend a Post-SoTL Symposium workshop that provides a brief introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This workshop will be led by Marcel D'Eon, associate professor in the College of Medicine, and Krista Trinder, research coordinator for the Educational Support and Development in the College of Medicine. Topics will include the purpose of SoTL, researchable questions, study design, data collection and analysis, going public, and knowledge translation.
Location: MURRAY 50.12
We are pleased to announce the launch of our video repository on the GMCTE website. This repository includes videos from a number of workshops, projects, feature events, and conferences hosted by the Gwenna Moss Centre over the past six years. Additional videos will be added regularly in the future. We encourage you to explore these resources at your leisure, and to do so please visit our website at: http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/video-resources. And do not hesitate to explore our other web resources too, including our blog – Educatus – and our Diigo bookmarks!
Ten weeks from 2:00 – 4:30 pm, starting Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The purpose of this non-credit course is to introduce graduate students, especially with no prior teaching experience, to basic pedagogical concepts and practices so that they can survive and thrive in their first teaching assignments in a classroom,laboratory, or tutorial setting. Although grounded in sound pedagogical theory, this course will encourage the development of practical skills and strategies that can be immediately implemented in the participants' classrooms. To register in this course, you must fill out an application form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at Room 50, Murray Building. While this is a non-credit course, it will appear on your transcript as a Pass/Fail.
Six weeks from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, starting Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Disciplinary excellence is necessary for future success, but is it sufficient? Many granting agencies and professional societies now recognize that graduate students will fail to achieve their potential if they do not recognize the role of broader professional skills in their careers.