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June 22, 2017
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Faculty Programming


In addition to the programming listed below, we offer a variety of other teaching and learning workshops and initiatives throughout the year. This page will be updated to reflect any additional opportunities as they are announced.

Click on the titles below to learn more about faculty workshops and programs:

  • Annual Teaching Day
    Offered annually, the day-long event provides an opportunity for the Laurier community to come together and network, share best practices, showcase teaching innovations, examine instructional challenges, and explore new developments in teaching and learning.

  • Communities of Practice (CoP)
    Laurier CoPs provide a forum for educators from multiple disciplines and academic support units to connect throughout the term about teaching and learning issues and topics of personal and shared interest. Currently active CoPs are: SCAFFOLD (Student-Centred, Active, Flexible, Face-to-Face and Online Learning Discussions) and Community Service-Learning. 

  • Course (Re)Design
    The four-day institute and one-day workshop offer a hands-on introduction to course design. Both programs facilitate application of a set of course design tools that are practical and conceptual in form, promote a learner/ing-focused approach to course design and teaching, and provide a forum to network and share ideas, challenges, and strategies about teaching, learning and design. The four-day institute offers a more intensive experience and addresses a greater variety of topics than the one-day offering.

  • Faculty Reads
    Faculty Reads is a book club initiative that brings together faculty members and other interested members of our community to read and discuss notable books with a specific bearing on our teaching, research, academic process, and institutional environment. 

  • Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
    The ISW provides a forum to  develop your instructional practice within a learning/er-centred framework and to reflect upon your teaching and your students' learning. During the three-day workshop, ISW participants work together in facilitated small groups to design and deliver mini lessons and provide peer feedback. Internationally recognized certificates are awarded upon successful completion.

  • New Faculty and Librarian Orientation
    The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) is partnered with many other Laurier communities to deliver continuous professional development and multi-day programming for new Laurier faculty members.