CTSI facilitates SoTL through hosting a series of workshop focused on a range of SoTL topics, led by CTSI staff and U of T faculty with expertise in research on teaching topics. These workshops offer a peer-supported environment where faculty of all SoTL experience levels may attend and share their research ideas and gain knowledge to further enhance their research on teaching. These sessions are a valuable way to connect with other SoTL researchers and practitioners to further teaching effectiveness.
Upcoming CTSI workshops – please visit the CTSI Events calendar
SoTL Journal Club
The CTSI-SoTL team is excited to offer a noon-hour SoTL Journal Club Series with monthly events throughout Fall-Winter 2021-22. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore the SoTL literature in a synchronous group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in our teaching, and to inform our own SoTL projects.
Articles in this series are selected by faculty within our SoTL community, and these papers are a starting point to explore and examine one research study. The faculty facilitator provides discussion prompts to guide and engage us in conversations that will resonate across all disciplines and SoTL experience levels.
Cora McCloy, PhD, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, SoTL
Gregory Hum, PhD, Manager, Evaluation and Assessment
Kyle Turner, MSc, Faculty Liaison, Teaching and Learning
Consider discussing the article asynchronously via our SoTL Hub Discussion forum, whether you attend the synchronous session or not. If you would like to participate in that discussion, please ensure you are enrolled in the SoTL Hub. Click HERE to enroll. Once enrolled, you may access the SoTL Winter Series (Webinar Recording links).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this event.
October 20, 2021, 12pm-1pm
Facilitator: Dr. Andrea Williams, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Innis College, FAS
Article: Hovland, I. (2021). The Importance of Making-While-Reading for Undergraduate Readers: An Example of Inductive SoTL. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 9(1), 27-44. (Library Permalink)
November 23, 2021, 12pm-1pm
Dr. Hang-Sun Kim, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, FAS
Dr. Erin Vearncombe, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Office of the Dean, FAS
January 17, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Facilitators: Dr. Sheila Batacharya, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy and Dr. Emanuel Istrate, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Victoria College
February 24, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Facilitator: Dr. Gözde Mercan, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, FAS
March 21, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Facilitator: Dr. Carolyn Sealfon, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physics, FAS
April 19, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Dr. Maria Assif, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of English, UTSC
Dr. Naomi Levy-Strumpf, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Human Biology Program, FAS
Any questions about CTSI programming can be sent to email@example.com.