• Further research on gender bias in course evaluation data

    In December 2016, CTSI posted an article to the CTSI website on “Examining Bias in Course Evaluations” by Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment Gregory Hum, PhD. As outlined in that post, this is a critically important issue and we are pleased the piece garnered a fair amount of interest. In continuing this discussion, we highlight a […]

  • Examining Bias in Course Evaluations

    by Gregory Hum, Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment, CTSI Popular articles about course evaluations are often brought to our team’s attention, and many of these question the value and validity of course evaluations. For instance, a recent Inside Higher Ed article was published that discussed gender bias. This blog post will examine that article in detail […]

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed: a student’s perspective

    This blog post is a student’s account of attending the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2016 Conference. Karen Young is a fifth year UTSC student at the University of Toronto Scarborough studying psychology and health studies. She is a 3M National Student Fellow. I think back to my peers who recently graduated […]

  • U of T at Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) held their annual conference in London, Ontario in June 2016. This year’s theme was Empowering Learners, Effecting Change. 43 (forty-three) members of the U of T community presented and/or co-authored papers and posters in 16 (sixteen) sessions and 6 (six) posters. 2  U of T […]

  • Introducing our new Web Writer

    If you worked at the Toronto Star building in the fall of 2013 and used the stairwell from time to time, you may recognize my face. On a regular basis during my co-op term, I organized an exercise routine in climbing up and down the Toronto Star building. I shared the entanglement that many students […]

  • Join Us! Registration for the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium is Now Open!

    Registration for the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, Re:THINK – Navigation & Transformation in Today’s Learning Landscape is now open! Join us for this exciting celebratory edition of this tri-campus teaching event focused hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management. Register now […]

  • New TATP Short

    ENCOURAGING TUTORIAL PARTICIPATION TATP Trainer, Kathleen Ogden, Department of English, discusses ways to help your students participate in tutorials or small class discussions. To review previous TATP Shorts, please visit the TATP website.  

  • Using Assessment to Nurture Critical Thinking

    by Erin Macnab, Programs Coordinator, CTSI On April 19th, CTSI will present a special workshop, Using Assessment to Nurture Critical Thinking, facilitated by Garfield Gini-Newman. Garfield is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE. His research focuses on the pedagogy of critical thinking and how to embed critical thinking into […]

  • Think-Pair-Share with the TATP

    The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program has a new TATP Short to share. Enjoy! This one, on Think-Pair-Share, is presented by Darius Rackus, Department of Chemistry, TATP Science Trainer. You can watch more TATP Shorts on the TATP website.  

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