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The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) offers in-person and online programming (workshops, cohort-based programs, the University of Toronto’s Teaching and Learning Symposium), consultations (including teaching dossiers, pedagogical support for educational technology, feedback on teaching, assessment, course design), support for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research, and resources for U of T instructors at all stages of the teaching career (including guides for tools available through Quercus).
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CTSI works in collaboration with U of T Teaching Support offices to support instructors, graduate students and teaching assistants with their teaching, research on teaching and their professional development. Through programming and workshops, dossier reviews, pedagogical resources and individual consultations, these offices provide teaching support on all three campuses for instructors in every stage of their career.
- Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
- Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto Scarborough
- Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, University of Toronto Mississauga
- Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga
- Teaching and Learning Office, Faculty of Arts & Science
The University of Toronto Teaching Academy, founded in 2006, consists of members who have received the President’s Teaching Award, the highest honour for teaching at the University of Toronto. While individual members of the Academy serve as teaching ambassadors, the collective advances teaching as a valued pillar at the University of Toronto. The Academy’s principal role is to act as an advisory body to the President and Provost on matters related to teaching, by identifying and commenting on relevant issues and trends that may be relevant to the development of policies and practices. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI). In turn, CTSI provides administrative support for the Academy.
Learn more about the Teaching Academy and PTA on the Provost’s website.
ARC is a joint initiative of CTSI and Information Technologies Services (Office of the CIO). The ARC group provides strategic and tactical leadership in the development and implementation of services that support the academic mission for the university as a whole. ARC is made up of staff from both CTSI and ITS, who work with instructors, academic administrators, librarians, students, and professional staff (including teaching support units, instructional technologists and IT staff) to advance the University’s academic mission and in particular, its commitment to teaching. As part of CTSI , the ARC group provides general support for managing and harnessing technology in the classroom to meet varied educational goals. For a complete list of University supported services and technologies, please visit the ARC website.
The Partnering for Academic Student Success (PASS) initiative is a collaboration between CTSI and the University of Toronto Libraries. Now entering its sixth year, this partnership brings librarians together with CTSI staff to work on various teaching and learning initiatives, highlight and encourage collaborations with instructors, and support the effective use of library resources in instruction. The overall goal of PASS is to increase capacity for integrative learning and academic excellence within classrooms. Librarians from all three campuses are eligible to apply.
CTSI and the Centre for Community Partnerships collaborate on workshops and resources to support U of T instructors interested in community-engaged learning. CTSI and CCP work with instructors, teaching assistants and students to promote and support engagement both inside and outside the classroom.
More information about the CCP is available on the CCP website.
CTSI’s Commitment to Accessibility
It is the University of Toronto and Centre for Teaching Support & Innovations’ goal to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. In creating such a community, we aim to foster a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of all persons.
In working toward this goal, we strive to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of individuals with disabilities so that all may share the same level of access to opportunities, participate in the full range of activities that the University offers, and achieve their full potential as members of the University community.
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General questions or concerns related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act can be directed to the University of Toronto’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office.
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