CTSI Workshops


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Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, and Vice-Provost, Academic Programs
Carol Rolheiser, Director, CTSI
Cora McCloy, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, CTSI
Michelle Beaton, Director, International Strategy and Partnerships, Vice-President, International
Michal Kasprzak, Assistant Director, TATP/CTSI

Are you interested in learning about teaching and learning funding opportunities available to U of T faculty and staff? If so, you are invited to participate in a two-hour workshop that provides a general overview of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF), the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF), and the International Student Experience Fund (ISEF), and explores effective practices regarding proposal writing for other similar funding opportunities that seek to enrich, catalyze and directly impact University of Toronto teaching and learning. We will discuss general strategies and suggestions for successful grant applications and address the main criteria that these proposals should address.

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of available funding avenues that support teaching and learning projects
  • Engaged with U of T funders
  • Explored the scope of funding proposals
  • Networked with U of T colleagues to foster possible project collaborations or connections
  • Identified key resources to consult for your proposal writing

August 21, 2019
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor


Sessions are open to all new and returning faculty and librarians.



Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI
Erin Macnab, Coordinator, Programs & Strategic Initiatives, CTSI

As part of the Demystifying the Dossier Series, this workshop serves as a pre-‘teaching dossier’ workshop, and is the companion to the Working with Your Course Evaluations session (registration open Fall 2019), Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Preparing Your Teaching Dossier sessions (registration open early 2020). Faculty are welcome to attend one or multiple workshops in the series.

At the University of Toronto, a teaching dossier must be submitted as part of the formal review process for tenure and continuing status. Beyond the information included in an academic CV, a teaching dossier describes and documents an instructor’s teaching expertise and goals and priorities for teaching and learning. It also highlights personal contributions to course and curriculum design efforts in a department or program, evidence of student impact, and evidence of teaching leadership.

This session offers practical tips on how to produce, document, collect and reflect on the materials necessary for the compilation of an effective teaching dossier – including gathering, framing and acting on student feedback and tracking and honing teaching materials – with a particular focus on professional development and educational leadership. This workshop will not focus on how to draft the actual dossier, rather, we will examine strategies for ensuring that you are ready to prepare a dossier when the time comes.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Identify practices for reflecting on teaching development and educational leadership ​
  • Develop a framework for approaching data collection, organisation and synthesis of key dossier elements ​
  • Practice articulating key aspects of your teaching and educational leadership through writing and discussion ​
  • Consider when and how to document your teaching in line with the regular cycle of your work ​
  • Identify how to get started with professional development focussed on teaching

September 25, 2019
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor