• Canadian Journal of Higher Education – Call for Papers

    Special Issue: Preparing Graduate Students for a Changing World of Work Background: Geographer Andrew Ross described today’s ‘geographies of livelihood’ in terms of the changing demands of work and employment in a globalized knowledge economy: Today’s livelihoods are pursued on economic ground that shifts rapidly underfoot, and many of our old assumptions about how people […]

  • The new Community Crew is ready to go

    If you aren’t family with the Community Crew – Student Life’s team of bloggers and twitterers (that doesn’t roll of the tongue) – then here’s your chance to start fresh. Over the next year, these five students will post on the Life@UofT blog and tweet about life on campus, in and out of class, studying, […]

  • Recommended Reading v.2

    John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Teaching Academy member, has a recommendation for instructors leading Astronomy courses. Just in time for summer course design! Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching: Strategies for Astro 101 Timothy Slater and Jeffrey Adams Slater and Adams are leaders in astronomy education research.  Prentice-Hall made this short paperback available at low […]

  • The Teaching Collaboratory

    The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, in collaboration with the University’s Information + Technology Services, has launched a new experiment in support of teaching with technology – the Teaching Collaboratory. “The goal of the Collaboratory is to provide UofT instructors with access to new technologies they might like to use for their teaching,” said […]

  • Sketchy Students?

    In a recent search for information on concept maps I came across fellow blogger Martha’s 2011 post Concept Maps, and Notetaking. Reading the post and watching the videos illustrating the topic, I found myself making a connection to some Twitter posts I’d seen from the SXSW conference. Several SXSW participants posted a synopsis of the […]

  • Recommended Reading

    Welcome  to CTSI’s feature on recommended reading. Once a month, a U of T faculty or staff member will suggest books or articles on teaching, learning and higher education. Our inaugural recommendation comes courtesy of John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Teaching Academy member: Tobias, Sheila (1990), “They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different”, Research […]

  • The Future of Canadian Universities Panel – March 28th

    The landscape of Canadian higher education is changing. Provincial government mandates are calling for increased opportunities for online learning, stronger transfer opportunities between colleges and universities, and there is a move toward a new kind of teaching-only institution. The Canadian Studies program and instructors from the course, The University in Canada (UNI305) will bring together […]

  • Still in the game

    Scholarly Kitchen recently posted a piece on what scholarly publishing could learn from their trade colleagues. The focus of this post was the need for an online bookstore bringing together scholarly publishers – much like Bookish, an online store that combines the lists of Simon & Shuster, Hachette and Penguin (soon to be merged with […]

  • Who Are Your Students?

    Teaching at the University of Toronto offers the experience of meeting and working with one of the most diverse groups of students in the country. As the most multicultural city in North America (more than half the population was born outside of Canada), Toronto is culturally and linguistically diverse, but as we know from surveys […]

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