Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Focus on Teaching – July 2018

What does summer mean for you?

Is it a time to reconnect with family and friends? Or to shut out the world and focus on your research? Perhaps it's a time to reflect on all that you have accomplished this year.

From all of us at CELT we hope you take some time to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements. What you do every day matters to those whom you teach.

We invite you to read further to find out about some opportunities for learning and teaching development.

Catharine, John, Karen, and Teresa


Facilitator Development Workshop

CELT is considering offering the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)- Facilitator Development Workshop in August. If you have completed the ISW and have an interest in becoming a facilitator, please email us.

New Faculty Orientation

August 20 & 21, 2018, 8:30-3:00, HL269

We welcome newly hired faculty (full-time and part-time) as well as faculty who may have missed out on the orientation in the past year. The program introduces new faculty to colleagues and support groups within the university and features advice from veteran faculty who share their experiences at TRU. Register here.

CELTalks: Your Summer PD Opportunity

CELTalks are 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to teaching and learning that showcase the innovations and expertise of TRU faculty.

CELTalks have already been viewed over 400 times! See what you’ve missed and catch up on what's new from the comfort of the cottage, the couch, the chaise, or poolside.

Email John Churchley if you have an idea or a recommendation for a 2018-19 CELTalk.

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Awards and Opportunities

3M National Teaching Fellowship

We are looking for outstanding faculty members!

The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is Canada's most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university and college level. The Fellowship is open to any individual currently teaching at a Canadian university or college, regardless of discipline, program, level, or term of appointment.

We invite faculty who may be interested in putting forward a nomination to review the award criteria. The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will work closely with faculty members and their nominators to prepare a strong package. Please contact us in July or early August to begin planning.

Learn more by visiting SLTHE

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2018

Faculty Mobility Program

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Faculty Mobility Program provides Canadian faculty with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin Americas and the Caribbean, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Visit the Faculty Mobility Program for more information and instructions.

The deadline to apply is October 18, 2018

Call for Proposals

Symposium 2018: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education

Oct. 24, 2018; Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Call for proposals deadline August 17, 2018

Proposals are invited from all who are doing research into teaching and learning in all academic disciplines and topics of interest to the higher education community, e.g.,  open pedagogy, open educational practices, educational technology, indigenization, internationalization, etc.

View the Call for Proposals and Strands

Save the Date

CELT activities at a glance

For an overview of all upcoming CELT workshops, speakers and other events, view the monthly calendar hosted by the TRU Library. Workshops are open to faculty, staff and graduate students unless otherwise noted.

Focus on Teaching is the monthly newsletter of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). We showcase instructional development opportunities for TRU faculty and staff, and up-to-date information on our current projects, initiatives and learning opportunities. To read past issues of Focus on Teaching or to subscribe to our mailing list, visit our Newsletters page.

Questions about learning and teaching? Contact CELT.