• Preparing a Teaching Award Nomination

    photo by Johnny Guatto You know a faculty member who is a beloved and well-respected teacher, who has had a strong influence on the teaching culture of your department or division, is involved with research on teaching and has acted as an educational leader.  You might think to yourself, this person should be recognized for […]

  • Taking It To The Next Level: Incorporating Research Into Your Teaching

    One of our key goals at CTSI is to support instructors at the University of Toronto by providing opportunities to develop and document their teaching. We are also dedicated to the advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – often referred to as SoTL. This Fall semester we are offering a three-part workshop series […]

  • A new look for CTSI and TATP

    Just in case you haven’t already heard, or are new to CTSI and TATP, we launched two new websites this month. The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) can now be found at and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) website is sporting a fresh new look and design. When CTSI was formed […]

  • The Many Benefits of Cultures of Feedback within the Classroom

    Have you ever noticed that the word feedback often gets a bad rap? Common nomenclature suggests that it is something that we should fear. We hear expressions like, “face the feedback!” and in our minds’ eyes we see images of a person walking off a plank into the angry waters of judgment and ridicule. Perhaps, […]

  • More TATP Shorts to prepare for the Fall term

    We’ve added more videos to our TATP Shorts catalogue. In our latest additions, Joel Rodgers, Department of English, discusses how to incorporate pop culture into your tutorials and Jessica Wilzcak, Department of Geography, details how she has integrated the feedback process into grading.

  • Back To School Teaching Events for Faculty

    For instructors here at U of T, the end of the summer means the beginning of many things – among them new courses, new students, and new appointments. We at CTSI are here to support instructors through this busy time of changes through an annual series of teaching-related workshops for faculty, taking place this year at the beginning of September.

  • Syllabus Service: What is it?

    And how can it help save you time and your students money?

    Submitted by Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office, U of T Libraries There have been many changes in Canadian copyright law lately, which has influenced how faculty and students operate in the physical and online classroom. In the U of T Libraries’ Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, we understand that there is still uncertainty about these […]

  • Highlights from STLHE 2015

    From June 16-19, many U of T faculty and staff, including members of the CTSI team, participated in #STLHE2015. The Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education’s annual conference – this year’s theme was “Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice” – was co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. There were […]

  • What’s New for U of T Portal?

    Now that the May upgrade is complete, we can all enjoy the enhanced features and new tools of the U of T’s Learning Portal. Highlights include My Grade Student View, Teaching Assistants and Graders Assigned as Delegated Graders, and Reconciling Grades. The Anonymous and Delegated Grading function in the Assignment tool allows greater flexibility in […]

  • Have you met this year’s award recipients?

    We are pleased to announce the 2015 recipients for the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program Teaching Excellence Awards. This is the inaugural year for the CI award, honoring graduate student Course Instructors at the University of Toronto. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 RECIPIENTS 2015 TA Teaching Excellence Awards Mario Badr (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Kris (Sanghyun) Kim (Chemistry) […]

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