Monday, January 22, 2007

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness is sponsoring a series of Teaching Development Days for grad students and faculty. All sessions will be held in their newly refurbished digs (formerly the headquarters of the College of Grad Studies), in Room 50 of the Murray Building.

The first of these sessions is designed specifically for Teaching Assistants, and will be presented by Candice Dahl, now of the Library but once-upon-a-time a T.A. and History M.A. student in her own right. (Ed.: We promise to make more judicious use of colour from this point forward.)

Candice's session is "Demystifying the Library (for TA's)", January 24th. 1:30-3:30.

All T.A.s are welcome and the session is free, but it is preferred that you register in advance, which a) you had better do soon (the original announcement was only issued January 19th, mind you) and b) you can do online by clicking here.

Happily, you can register once for all of the sessions you wish to attend.

Upcoming sessions include:

Academic Publications: Start Early and Finish Strong. Thursday, March 1, 1:30-3:30
(Presented by Chuck Farrow, Animal Sciences)

Assignments. (for Faculty) Thursday, March 8, 1:30-3:30 (Candice Dahl, Library)

Competency Based Education. (Ed.: keep the quips to yourself, please) March 21,1:30-3:30 2007
(Marg Forbes, Commerce)

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Confidence in Academia. (Ed. ditto) April 4, 1:30-3:30, 2007 (Marg Forbes, Commerce)

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness also sponsors TEA (Teaching Effectiveness Afternoon) Sessions, informal weekly gatherings to discuss matters of teaching and learning. Some weeks there will an announced theme (feel free to nominate a theme!) and on other occasions those gathered will discuss whatever comes up. The TEA sessions are open to T.A.s and Faculty alike, and will be held on odd-numbered Tuesdays and Thursdays (i.e. Tuesday January 23rd, Wednesday January 31st, and so forth.) Click here to learn more.