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May 2021

TLI 2021: Opening Remarks

Please join us as Provost Gwen Chapman, and AVPA Cate Dewey open this years TLI conference with a focus on diversity, inclusion, indigenization, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Supporting Diverse Learning Environments

The Provost's task force working group on supporting diverse learning environments hosts Academic Anonymous: a Roundtable on Compassion and Teaching. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Reflect, Share, and Connect: Open Conversations about Our Teaching Experiences in 2020-21

Join your colleagues to share and process your teaching experiences over the past year and to come together as a community to support each other. This session is a space for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past year, and an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Reflect, Share, and Connect: Open Conversations about Our Teaching Experiences in 2020-21

Join your colleagues to share and process your teaching experiences over the past year and to come together as a community to support each other. This session is a space for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past year, and an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Innovative Inclusion: Building Strategic Approaches to Anti-Oppression in the Classroom

This session will explore how to bring a comprehensive approach to inclusion in teaching and learning. In this webinar the Office of Diversity and Humans Rights presenters will lead a discussion with a Q&A on inclusive teaching and learning, share insights from UNIV*2010 - Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Oppression, and share strategies to embed inclusion and anti-oppression in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Innovative Inclusion: Breakout Disscussions

In this session, participants will be provided with a workbook and an opportunity to engage in breakout discussions enabling instructors to embed these inclusion principles strategically in their own courses. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Graduate Programming Showcase

The presenters will be highlighting the four main areas of Graduate programming at the University of Guelph. These are the University Teaching Foundations Program, the annual Graduate Student University Teaching Day/s, a graduate course UNIV*6800 University Teaching: Theory and Practice and the Graduate Programming Team. This session features a panel of graduate students who share their first-hand experiences and an offers an opportnity for you to ask questions. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Reflect, Share, and Connect: Open Conversations about our Teaching Experiences in 2020-21

Join your colleagues to share and process your teaching experiences over the past year and to come together as a community to support each other. This session is a space for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past year, and an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Dreaming Decolonization: Exploring Indigenous Ways of Learning

On March 4, 2021, the University of Guelph launched its first Indigenous Initiatives Strategy, Bi-Naagwad | It Comes Into View. The Strategy was developed through the work of five working groups including Governance, Indigenous Student Support, Campus Environment and Cultural Safety, Research and Scholarship, and Pedagogy and Curriculum. This session will begin with a brief overview of the Pedagogy and Curriculum Working Group Report and then delve deeper into an exploration of pedagogy.

TLI 2021: Accessibility for Instructors

Through a series of videos, case studies and group discussions, Student Accessibility Services will help you with navigating accessibility in the learning environment. We will reflect on what we have learned about academic accessibility during the pandemic and explore how things might continue to evolve. Participants can pick and choose between a wide range of topics of interest during this session. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Inclusive Re-entry Programming for Intercultural and Employability Skill Development

This session will provide an overview of an online re-entry course developed to reflect the experiences of underrepresented groups and assist students in recognizing and articulating their transferable skills for employability. The session will highlight design elements such as badging, micro-learning, and interactivity and review course content based on three modules: self-awareness, intercultural competence, and transferrable skills. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: The Professional and Career Development Record

The presentation will showcase the development of a new tool for Experience Guelph, The Professional and Career Development Record. It will be soft launched in May and fully launched in September. The tool is designed to help students reflect on their transferable skill developments and will be beneficial for advisors/counsellors in helping students plan their EL courses/activities and prepare them for interviews. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Provost's Task Force: Promising Ideas - Alternate Forms of Assessment & Evaluation

This working group is a part of the Provost's Task Force on Pedagogical Innovation, and this session will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the promising ideas that have been discussed as a part of our work. We have been thinking about strategies that support high quality teaching and learning, faithfully assess students' acquisition of skills and knowledge as described in the curriculum, and promote inclusion of students with diverse identities and lived experiences. Our goal is to engage participants in discussion that helps to advance innovative approaches in the future.

TLI 2021: Reflect, Share, and Connect: Open Conversations about our Teaching Experiences in 2020-21

Join your colleagues to share and process your teaching experiences over the past year and to come together as a community to support each other. This session is a space for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past year, and an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

GTC - SoTL Journal Club #22

This journal club counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of SoTL Journal Club (TLJC).  Join us for our online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal clubs, where we discuss a recent teaching publication. If you missed previous meetings, do not worry! We will send an email with the paper in advance and it will also be posted on the Eventbrite page once available. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments or critiques with you.  Intended Learning Outcomes 

The Radical Hope - Book Club (1)

Join Educational Developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning for a Virtual Book Club discussing Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (Gannon, 2020). Higher education has seen better days.

GTC - Teaching Dossier Writing Café Session #1

Have you attended or will you be attending a Foundations workshop about Teaching Philosophy Statements or Teaching Dossiers? Feeling inspired to get started but haven't found the time? The Teaching Dossier Writing Cafés are for you! These sessions aim to provide a space for grad students to come together and work on developing their teaching dossiers, including their teaching philosophy statements. Using breakout rooms there will be space to either work quietly or to discuss your ideas with your peers.

Keep the Best, Ditch/Change the Rest: Reflecting on What Worked, What Didn’t, and Deciding Where to Go From There (Part I)

This two-part workshop offers a guided opportunity to plan the overall structure and balance of your Fall 2021 courses through guided reflection, collaborative brainstorming, sharing, and problem solving, and a discussion about different course structures (e.g., blended, hybrid, flipped). We will explore how you might repurpose materials from your remote courses as you plan for your Fall 2021 courses. Ideal for faculty and instructors who: