Programs and Certificates

The Office of Teaching and Learning offers a variety of accredited and non-accredited programs and certificates for faculty, instructional staff, sessional instructors, and graduate students at the University of Guelph. Collectively, these programs and certificates provide a variety of opportunities to acquire new skills, gather peer-based feedback, and discover a network of like-minded individuals within our institutional community. Below is a list of our current programs and further details.

All programs are free for faculty, instructional staff, sessional instructors, and graduate students at the University of Guelph, including Guelph-Humber and Ridgetown campus.

The above programs may not be offered every year or may change in goals, scope, or format from year to year. For descriptions of each program, follow the links above.  Note: The ISW is a pre-requisite for the FDW. All other programs can be completed on their own or in any combination.

We have also suggested program pathways or program combinations below that are designed to guide you in selecting a series of related offerings that might align to your goals for your teaching and learning.


How do the Program Categories Compare?

 

 

Learn

Do

Lead

Descriptive level and intended impact

Identify and describe evidence-informed teaching practices and consider their application in one’s own teaching.

Implement evidence-informed teaching practices and constructive alignment to improve one's teaching, and reflect on one’s teaching practice.

Contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning beyond one’s own courses (e.g. university community, departmental level). Critically reflect on one’s teaching practice.

Time commitment

Minimal
(Approx. up to 24 hours)

Moderate
(Approx. 12-36 hours)

Extensive
(Approx. 40-172 hours)

Expectations of Participants

Attendance; participation in activities and discussions; self-directed implementation

Small group discussions and activities; supported implementation of teaching strategies and course design; self-directed reflection on one’s teaching

Sustained and active engagement; critical and shared reflection; facilitation; provide constructive feedback to others

 


Program Pathway Suggestions

In the table below, we have suggested program pathways or combinations to guide you in selecting those that might be suitable to achieve your goals for your teaching and learning. All programs can be completed on their own or in any combination, with the exceptions noted below the table.

 

How would you like to engage with your teaching and learning?

Which programs can help you achieve your goal?

Which programs can help you achieve your goal?

 

 
 
*The ISW is a pre-requisite for the FDW.

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