CTSI Workshops

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BEST PRACTICES IN GRADUATE SUPERVISION: SETTING YOUR STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Facilitators: Charmaine Williams, Vice-Dean, Students, School of Graduate Studies, Carol Rolheiser, Director, CTSI and Michal Kasprzak, Assistant Director, TATP/CTSI

Panelists:
2019 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award winner: Dr. Tania Watts, Professor, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

2017 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award winner: Dr. Judith Wiener, Professor, Human Development and Applied Psychology Department, OISE/UT

This workshop is intended for faculty who are supervising graduate students and who are interested in enhancing their supervisory practices. The School of Graduate Studies publishes the Graduate Supervision Guidelines with editions for faculty and students. This workshop provides an overview of the guidelines intended to help faculty and administrators create a supervisory environment that sets a student up for success. In this workshop, participants will explore their own supervisory style, and how they can apply and adapt the guidelines. Participants will also be able to explore case studies and discuss best practices with other participants and a panel of faculty members who are recognised for their excellence in graduate supervision. The focus of the workshop will be on creating a positive supervisory environment from the start of the supervisory relationship in order to support the student towards academic success and prevent potentially problematic situations from developing.

December 10, 2019
2pm-4:30pm
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th floor

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PUTTING IT INTO WORDS: DRAFTING YOUR STATEMENT OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Facilitator: Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI

As part of the Demystifying the Dossier series of workshops, this session focuses on one of the key components of the teaching dossier that is also one of the most challenging to write: the opening Statement of Teaching Philosophy. A good statement summarizes and highlights the core beliefs and principles of an educator while also providing a conceptual framework for the dossier materials that follow. It needs to provide enough information and examples to convey a vivid sense of the values and approaches of an instructor, yet also needs to be clear enough and concise enough to be meaningful to the reader of the dossier.

In this interactive and practical workshop, participants will:

  • identify key elements of a successful statement – this will include brief analysis of excerpts from sample statements
  • examine their own perspectives on teaching
  • review steps to follow when preparing to write the statement
  • practice articulating key aspects of their teaching through short writing activities and discussion
  • edit their own teaching statement draft

To benefit fully from this workshop, registrants will be asked to complete the “Teaching Perspectives Inventory” (a free online survey that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete) prior to the session and are required to bring a draft of their statement (no matter how rough, even bullet points and rough notes will work) to the session. The goal is for participants to leave the workshop with a very clear sense of what steps to take to enhance their drafts.

This session will not focus on how to prepare/compile the actual dossier itself. CTSI will be hosting a workshop on Preparing Your Teaching Dossier on April 16, 2020. Participants attending the Putting It Into Words session do not need to know how to prepare a teaching dossier to be able to benefit from the workshop.

January 23, 2020
1:30pm-4pm
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th floor

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HOW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND FIRST IN THE FAMILY STUDENTS

Jasjit Sangha, Learning Strategist, Academic Success Centre
David Roberts, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Geography & Planning
Adonica Huggins, Student Life Coordinator, Academic and Peer Programs
Rachel La Touche, Assistant Professor, Sociology

This informal session will offer faculty an opportunity to engage in small group learning about how to create equitable classrooms through:

  • Exploring why they may feel hesitant to bring an equity lens to their curriculum
  • Reflection on their teaching practices and their own social positionality
  • Sharing ideas for how to introduce a topic into their curriculum through an equity lens
  • Workshopping ideas for new assignments together
  • Listening to the perspectives of guest speakers

January 28, 2020
12pm-1pm
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor

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BRINGING AN EQUITY LENS INTO TEACHING PRACTICES IN LARGE CLASSES

Jasjit Sangha, Learning Strategist, Academic Success Centre
David Roberts, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Geography & Planning

This informal session will offer faculty an opportunity to engage in small group learning about how to create equitable classrooms through:

  • Exploring why they may feel hesitant to bring an equity lens to their curriculum
  • Reflection on their teaching practices and their own social positionality
  • Sharing ideas for how to introduce a topic into their curriculum through an equity lens
  • Workshopping ideas for new assignments together
  • Listening to the perspectives of guest speakers

March 3, 2020
12pm-1pm
CTSI, Room 4035
Robarts Library, 4th Floor

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PREPARING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL SYSTEMATIC AND SCOPING REVIEWS: A WORKSHOP FOR SUPERVISORS

Facilitators:
Erica Nekolaichuk, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian
Kaitlin Fuller, Instruction & Education Librarian

This 4-hour interactive workshop is designed for faculty who supervise students undertaking knowledge synthesis (KS) projects such as systematic reviews or scoping reviews. These are complex research studies, and students often lack clarity in what type of review is best for the question, the methodological considerations of the review itself, and the workflow logistics that are required for these kinds of projects to be successful. The goal of this workshop is to prepare supervisors to support and instruct their students taking on this kind of work, including: predict which aspects students will struggle with; identify what shortcuts to take, when necessary, and how to justify them; choose workflow tools to increase efficiency; and ultimately, supervise students so that their reviews are conducted appropriately and reported according to guidelines.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews
  2. Determine project tasks and resources needed for the management of a knowledge synthesis project
  3. Describe the mechanics of database searching, identify workflow tools to increase efficiency, and recommend resources to further support students
  4. Assist students in weighing the risks and benefits of methodological shortcuts in the context of feasibility

May 17, 2020
1pm-5pm
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor