OTL Fall 2023 Book Club Meeting

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OTL Fall 2023 Book Club Meeting

OTL to host Relationship-Rich Education Book Club for faculty and instructors.  

During the Fall 2023 semester, the Office of Teaching and Learning will be hosting a virtual book club to discuss Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success In College (Felten and Lambert 2020). Book club discussions are open to all University of Guelph faculty and instructional staff (including teaching assistants and sessionals). At each meeting, book club members will take part in a facilitated discussion of one or two chapters of the book and discuss your thoughts, questions or share experiences from their own classes.  

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Previous OTL Newsletters

 

The January 2024 Newsletter warmly welcomes everyone back for a fresh semester and a new year. In this edition, we're excited to announce the TLI 2024 Call for Proposals, Reviewers & Volunteers. Additionally, we shine a spotlight on upcoming programming for The Matilda Project and provide insights into the "Generative AI, Teaching, and Learning: A Year in Review".

Find out more in the January issue. 

The February 2024 OTL Announcements Edition highlights the call for proposals for the Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF), opens registration for the Graduate Student Workshops—including the International Teaching Assistant Workshop—and serves as a reminder to faculty, sessionals, instructors, staff, and students about the ongoing call for proposals for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference.

Find out more in the February Announcement issue. 

The February 2024 Newsletter serves as a reminder to the University of Guelph community that the Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) and AVPA SoTL Grant applications are due in March 2024. The newsletter also announces registration for the Graduate Student Workshop on Inclusive Teaching 101. Additionally, it reminds faculty, sessionals, instructors, staff, and students that proposals for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference are due shortly. Lastly, the newsletter highlights a SoTL Snapshot focusing on Digital Badges/Microcredentials.

Find out more in the February issue. 

The March 2024 Newsletter announces registration for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference and extends the call for posters. Additionally, it introduces an online workshop titled 'Providing Feedback to Graduate Student Writers: Rethinking Traditional Approaches', a Hybrid Teaching Strategies Workshop, and a Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Check-in meeting. We are also excited to introduce our new Educational Developer, Megan De Roover.

Find out more in the March issue. 

The April 2024 Newsletter invites the University of Guelph community to attend invited Guest Speaker, Dr. Nancy Chick's about Cultivating a Community that Values the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Educational Research. The newsletter also highlights registration for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference and introduces an online workshop titled 'Teaching Philosophy Statements and Dossiers Workshop.' We are also excited to announce that OTL has joined LinkedIn.

Find out more in the April issue. 

The May 2024 Newsletter announces registration for the Teaching with Artificial Intelligence Series (June 3 - June 7). Additionally, the newsletter announces Dr. Christie Stewart as the new Acting Associate Director and invites you to follow us on LinkedIn.

Find out more in the May issue. 

 

The January 2023 newsletter announces the call for proposals for the 2023/2024 LEF fund. It is also welcoming new members to the Winter 2023 Book Club. 

Find out more in the January issue. 

The February Newsletter highlights the opportunities for readers to now subscribe and provide feedback to our newsletter. It also announces its calls for both TLI  and AVPA proposals and introduces to an Education Developer on the OTL team. 

Find out more in the February issue. 

The March Newsletter announces the UofG Teaching and Learning Network Members opening of the  University Teaching and Learning Fellows (UTLFs) application. Also introduces a newseection of its newsletter which feature a member on the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) Team. 

Find out more in the March issue. 

The April Newsletter announces the registration opening for the Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference along with the awardees of the 2023 University Teaching Leadership Fellows . In addition it highlights a new Educational Developer and Teaching Resource.

Find out more in the April issue. 

The May Newsletter announces the Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference that took place on May 17th and May 18th. TLI 2023 focused on how teaching and learning endeavours have persevered and evolved during the pandemic. In addition to engaging workshops and presentations, the conference featured two panels on artificial intelligence and a closing panel on the future of higher education. 

Find out more in the May issue. 

The June Newsletter highlights the success of the Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference and how Faculty, Staff, and Students Come Together to share their research. The Newsletter also highlights the Learning Enhancement Fund and AVPA SoTL Grant Recipients along with a Spotlight on Universal Design. 

Find out more in the June issue. 

The July Newsletter highlights the resources available on the OTL site regarding Teaching in the Context of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Here, you can find curated resources, information about Generative AI and Teaching Summer Sessions, AI & Integrity and more.

Find out more in the July issue. 

The September Newsletter welcomes faculty, staff, & students back to campus to kick off the Fall 2023 Semester. The Newsletter also announces the release of Provisional Recommendations for the Use of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning along with exciting eCampus Ontario news. 

Find out more in the September issue. 

The October Newsletter highlights upcoming programming on generative Artificial Intelligence and teaching, announces an exciting Open Education Project centered on Women in STEM, features Dr. Christopher Laursen, and more.

Find out more in the October issue. 

The November Newsletter announces the dates for the upcoming Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference in 2024. The newsletter also highlights the Teaching and Learning Network, UNIV*6800 – University Teaching: Theory and Practice, and our newly elected co-chair of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers (COED) among other exciting resources and news.

Find out more in the November issue. 

The December Newsletter announces some OTL staff changes. The newsletter also highlights UNIV*6800 – University Teaching: Theory and Practice, features our first 'Pedagogical Pulse: Insights from the TLN' section, celebrates UofG's Art History Professor who has been awarded the Ontario Teaching Award among other exciting resources and news.

Find out more in the December issue. 

 

The January Newsletter emphasizes remote teaching and assessment resources, with a special Faculty Spotlight on the Ontario Veterinary College and the School of Engineering departments.

Find out more in the January issue. 

The February Newsletter highlights grading resources and beneficial workshops, with a special Faculty Spotlight on the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences for their study on group work. 

Find out more in the February issue. 

There were two Newsletters released in March 2022. 

The March Newsletter released on March 4th emphasizes resources for developing effective assessments, the announcement of the new SOTL Snapshot Collection website,  with a special Faculty Spotlight on the presenters at the  Educational Developers Caucus Conference. 

Find out more in the March 4th issue. 

The March Newsletter released on March 31st provides resources for the transition to online assessments following the Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic)’s COVID-19 update regarding in-person teaching, assessment, and examinations for the Winter semester. 

Find out more in the March 31st issue. 

The April Newsletter highlights resources for student and faculty well-being, as well as providing tips for efficient and effective grading feedback. 

Find out more in the April issue. 

The June Newsletter highlights the LEF and AVPA SoTL grant reciepients along with a Spotlight on the work of Dr. Alena Barysevich from the School of Languages and Literatures. 

Find out more in the June issue. 

The August Newsletter emphasizes teaching resources available to instructors for the Fall semester and highlights the recent publication from the Dr. Kate Parizeau from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Find out more in the August issue. 

The September Newsletter says goodbye to the Associate Director of OTL, Dale Lackeyram and welcomes the newest educational developer Dr. Christopher Laursen. It highlights the resources and services it offers. 

Find out more in the September issue. 

The November Newsletter announces the opening of the  University Teaching and Learning Fellows (UTLFs) application. Also introduces a new section of its newsletter which feature a member on the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) Team. 

Find out more in the November issue. 

The December Newsletter announces the opening of the University Teaching Leadership Fellow (UTLF) application and introduces Jennifer Reneirs, Educational Developer on the OTL team. Also featured in the newsletter is a new teaching resource, Alternative Assessment Options to Remote Invigilation.

Find out more in the December issue. 

 

The November Newsletter provides a resource on gathering timely feedback from students, with a special Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi.

Find out more in the November issue.

The December Newsletter highlights specific courses and programs for graduate students to help them succeed, with a special Faculty Spotlight on Bailey Bingham Dr. Mavis Morton.

Find out more in the December issue.