Graduate Student University Teaching Day(s) (GSUTD)

For the past decade, the Graduate Teaching Community (GTC) has hosted the Graduate Student University Teaching Conference (GSUTC) in OpenEd at the end of the summer. In 2019, for the first time, the Graduate Programming Team in the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) launched the Graduate Student University Teaching Day (GSUTD). GSUTD is a day-long development program dedicated to teaching and learning for University of Guelph graduate students.

This year, the Graduate Programming Team in the OTL is excited to host our annual Graduate Student University Teaching Day (GSUTD) completely online! Due to the switch online, this event will be extending from the traditional one-day event to an entire week, which will now be called the Graduate Student University Teaching Days to reflect this extended format. The reasoning behind this change is because it can challenging to be online for extended periods of time so we have broken up our programming into smaller chunks throughout the week. GSUTD will be taking place Monday August 31st – Friday September 4th, 2020. Registration will open Tuesday August 4th, 2020. Information regarding how and where to register for GSUTD will be released close to August 4th. If you would like to be added to the Graduate Teaching Community list serv to get up-to-date information about our summer programming, or more frequent updates about GSUTD, please send us an email at gtc@uoguelph.ca to request to be added to our list serv. We look forward to learning and engaging with many of you at the end of the summer.

By the end of GSUTD, successful participants will be able to:

  1.   Feel more confident and prepared as a teaching assistant in higher education
  2.   Identify and implement diverse evidence-based teaching strategies
  3.   Connect with teaching peers to develop a teaching community for support and advice as well as for sharing challenges and successes in teaching
  4.   Locate resources to support teaching assistantship work, growth, and success at the University of Guelph

GSUTD 2020 Registration:

Registration for GSUTD 2020 opens on Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00 am and closes Friday, August 14th at 11:59 pm. Please note that registration is limited to 190 students so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. On Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am, you will be able to register here: https://gsutd2020.eventbrite.ca/

 


GSUTD 2020 Schedule

Note: Stream 1 is designed for new teaching assistants (TAs), and Stream 2 is designed for returning TAs. However, you are free to register for whichever workshop you would like. Each GSUTD participant will take one workshop per day (Monday – Thursday).

Full workshop descriptions are available in the pdf linked at the bottom of the page.

 

Monday, August 31st, 2020

     Time     Session / Workshop Presenter(s) and/or Facilitator(s)
9:00–9:30am Opening Ceremony  (Recorded)

Drs. Ben Bradshaw, Martin Williams and Dale Lackeyram

9:30–10:30am

Spotlight Speaker Series  (Recorded)

Panelists: To be announced
1:00–2:30pm

Stream 1 – Workshop 1A:

New to TAing? We’ve Got You!

Madison Wright
 

Stream 2 – Workshop 2A:

Turning Motivation Research into Strategies You Can Use

Dr. Sara Fulmer
2:30–3:00pm Debrief/Networking Session *After each workshop*

 

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Time Session / Workshop Presenter(s) and/or Facilitator(s)
9:00–10:30am

Stream 2 – Workshop 2B:

Learning From and About Your Students

Eamonn Corrigan
10:30–11:00am Debrief/Networking Session *After workshop*
1:00–2:30pm

Stream 1 – Workshop 1B:

Grading and Feedback

Mara Goodyear
2:30–3:00pm Debrief/Networking Session *After workshop*

 

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Time Session and Workshop Presenter(s) and/or Facilitator(s)
9:00–10:30am

Stream 1 – Workshop 1C:

Facilitating Discussions

Drs. Aron Fazekas and Christie Stewart
10:30–11:00am Debrief/Networking Session *After workshop*
1:00–2:30pm

Stream 2 – Workshop 2C:

Online Active Learning Strategies

Madison Wright
2:30–3:00pm Debrief/Networking Session *After workshop*

 

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Time Session / Workshop Presenter(s) and/or Facilitator(s)
9:00–10:30am

Stream 1 – Workshop 1D:

Student Mental Health and Wellness

Sarah Birk

 

Stream 2 – Workshop 2D:

Places to Start: Utilizing Design to Enhance Learning and Instruction

Dr. Dale Lackeyram and Janet Wolstenholme
10:30–11:00am Debrief/Networking Session *After each workshop*
1:00–2:30pm

Experienced TA Panel (Recorded)

Panelists: To be announced

 

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Time Session / Workshop Presenter(s) and/or Facilitator(s)
9:00–10:00am

Teaching How NOT to Teach (Recorded)

Drs. John Dawson and Andy Robinson

 

10:00–10:30am

Closing Ceremony (Recorded)

Janet Wolstenholme

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