Open Doors on Teaching

Open Doors on Teaching is a unique mentorship program for University of Toronto faculty. Presented by the University of Toronto’s Teaching Academy and the Centre of Teaching Support & Innovation, Open Doors provides faculty with the opportunity to learn from the experience and expertise of their colleagues.

Members of the University of Toronto’s Teaching Academy, winners of the President’s Teaching Award, will welcome faculty into their classrooms for selected lectures (i.e. all participants in the Open Doors program must register for any lectures they wish to attend). Faculty can observe the Academy member teaching and then engage in a post-class discussion with the Academy member. This approach not only provides learning opportunities for faculty but also opens up the discussion on pedagogical topics that many faculty might not otherwise encounter.

PARTICIPATING U of T INSTRUCTORS AND SCHEDULES – FALL 2017

Andrew Dicks, Department of Chemistry 

CHM 136H, Introductory Organic Chemistry I:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 10 a.m. (room ES 1050), starting on Monday 11th September and finishing on Tuesday 3rd October.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 – 1 p.m. (room MC 102), starting on Tuesday 12th September and finishing on Tuesday 3rd October.

Michelle French, Department of Physiology

PSL404H, Regenerative Medicine (approximately 35 students):

Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor French’s class.

Clare Hasenkampf, Department of Biological Sciences, UTSC

BIOC15, Genetics (approximately 130 students): 

Classes run Wednesday 9-11 and Friday 9-10; observers are welcome any date except Sept 6th or Oct 18th. Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor Hasenkampf’s class.

Diane Horton, Department of Computer Science

CSC148, Introduction to Computer Science (approximately 240 students):

This course is mostly lecture-style, but includes interactive problem-solving demonstrations, and individual or group problem-solving.

The course runs MWF 1-2 pm in BA 1160. Visitors are welcome on any date other than Fri 20 Oct or Fri 24 Nov. Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor Horton’s class.

CSC343, Introduction to Databases (third-year undergraduate course):

This course is semi-inverted.  Students prepare for class each week by learning and practising with some new material.  Class time  includes some lecturing, as well as a lot of interactive problem-solving demonstrations, and individual or group problem-solving.

The course runs T 3-5pm and R 3-4 in WI 1016. Visitors are welcome on any date other than Tue 24 Oct.  Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor Horton’s class.

Nick Mount, Department of English

ENG140, Literature for Our Time (up to 44o students):

Visitors are welcome any date listed on the syllabus. Please contact Professor Mount to arrange an observation of the class.

Judith Poë, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, UTM

CHM110H, Chemical Principles 1 (approximately 420 students):

Classes run Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-10am, beginning September 11. Visitors are welcome any date except Oct 2, 9-13 or November 6.

Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor Poë’s class.

PARTICIPATING U of T INSTRUCTORS AND SCHEDULES – WINTER 2018

Andrew Dicks, Department of Chemistry 

CHM 247H, Introductory Organic Chemistry II:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 – 2 p.m. (room ES 1050), starting on Monday 8th January and finishing on Wednesday 31st January.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m. (room ES 1050), starting on Monday 8th January and finishing on Tuesday 30th January.

Michelle French, Department of Physiology

PSL190H, Biomedical Research at the Cutting Edge (approximately 35 students):

Please contact Erin Macnab, CTSI Programs Coordinator, at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange an observation of Professor French’s class.

 

Open Doors on Teaching is open to all University of Toronto instructors. To reserve a place in one of the classes listed above, or for more information on this initiative, please contact erin.macnab@utoronto.ca or 416-946-0464.