Easing the Evaluation Process: Designing Rubrics to Evaluate Student Assignments
Academic Integrity Awareness event with Carolyn Hoessler & Barb Schindelka
Attend this quick session on assessment practices that reduce some of the confusion, concerns and stress that are known to lead some students to take questionable shortcuts or even embark on full-on acts of academic dishonesty.
Academic Integrity Awareness event with John Boyer
Join this open presentation by Academic Integrity Awareness Week's special guest and dynamic presenter, Professor John Boyer, increasingly well-known for his highly successful and innovative approach to teaching a 2700+ student blended course on World Regions at Virginia Tech. This presentation will focus on the innovative assessment structure in place in this course that makes cheating largely irrelevant, or at least a waste of students' time.
Mini Course with Kim West
Note: This workshop is part of the Developing a Reflective Teaching Portfolio short course for faculty, instructors, and graduate student teachers.
This course begins on October 20 and runs through November 17. Registration closes on October 15 and is limited to 15 participants.
Instructors: Wenona Partridge, MA, GMCTE, and Karla Panchuk, PhD, U of S and Athabasca U.
This non-credit course will provide instructors with information and ideas for teaching in an online or hybrid environment. Introduction to Teaching Online is offered entirely online through Blackboard. As a participant you will experience what it is like to learn online which will help you become familiar with the environment your students will encounter in their online learning.
Topics covered will include:
Registration now open
GSR 984 provides a supportive and challenging setting for graduate students to develop the creative and critical thinking skills required for professional practice.The class meets weekly and uses a small group discussion format in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. GSR 984 focuses on foundational frameworks of thinking (often invisible to us) that are used for almost everything we do in our personal and professional lives. To register for GSR 984, go to the registration tab in PAWS and add CRN 27290.
This interactive session helps you gain a better understanding of what you can show in class, what you can post online, and what you can photocopy to hand out to your class. Your presenters are Amanda Storey, the U of S’s Copyright Coordinator, and Ryan Banow, GMCTE Instructional Designer. They will provide information on recent changes to copyright legislation and help you understand what you can post and/or distribute under the new legislation and under the university’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.
Indigenous Voices event with Bob Badger, Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, Curtis Standing, Jessie Sylvester
As in any culture, there are protocols to be respected in the diverse Aboriginal tribes, bands, and even with individuals. In this gathering, participants will be introduced to some common protocols, and will learn that the differences between them can be significant. The purpose of this gathering is to familiarize participants with protocols so that they can be conscious and respectful of observing these in certain circumstances (e.g. ceremonies, prayers, feasts, and consulting Elders and Knowledge Keepers).
Although the GMCTE's official blog, Educatus, is taking a break over the summer months, you can still read past posts about a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning. We invite you to join the discussion by posting your comments, or submitting your own blog post. Please contact Heather M. Ross for more information, if you wish to contribute.
Each fall The Gwenna Moss Centre hosts a Fall Orientation to Teaching and Learning 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. We will also be holding an Instructional Skills workshop for the three days prior to FOTL.