Call for Applications - Teaching Leadership Chair – Educational Leadership
The Teaching Leadership Chair – Educational Leadership will devote their service and elements of their research activities to launch strategic and intentional programming designed to support the development of educational leaders at the University of Windsor, and build strong collaborative networks among educators. Initiatives can include the development of communities of practice, mentorship programs, retreats, symposia, courses, and more. Learn more about the call. Deadline to submit: June 1, 2023.
CLIF Grant Call for Proposals
This year’s CLIF call is the Role of Literacy in Higher Education. As the academic sector slowly emerges from three years of complexity, rapid innovation under duress, and even chaos, the time seems right to turn our attention to a topic that has always been central to formal education at every level – but which has become more complex and diversified in recent years. We invite proposals that deal with literacy in higher education in innovative ways from diverse disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary points of view. Read about past CLIF recipients and their projects.
Deadline: Wednesday March 15, 2023.
Call for Nominations: Educational Leadership Award
We encourage you to identify the educational leaders – both in formal and informal roles – who are making a difference in teaching and learning across campus, and nominate them for a University of Windsor Educational Leadership Award! This Award honours the contributions of individuals who have led significant and sustained initiatives to improve teaching, curriculum, teaching spaces and resources, and policies and procedures that promote effective teaching. View more information on the nomination process.
Deadline: August 14, 2023
Celebrating Teaching Excellence
The 17th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence was held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. View a list of award winners.
GA/TA Awards - Call for Nominations
The CTL is calling for nominations for the GA/TA Awards for Educational Practice and the GA/TA Award for Educational Leadership (up to two will be awarded for each award) recognizing contributions that graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants make to the University of Windsor’s learning environment. For more information, visit the GATA Awards Call for Nominations page.
New Text Similarity (Plagiarism) Checker
Turnitin has been selected as the replacement for SafeAssign, the University of Windsor’s text similarity (plagiarism) checker. It is available for use in the Assignments tool of Brightspace. To learn how to use Turnitin Originality and Turnitin Feedback Studio, view the introductory workshop recording and other help documents at the bottom of the Instructor How To page.
Information and Support for HyFlex Classes
Information, resources and training for instructors and TAs who are teaching HyFlex courses is now available.
Beyond Diversity by Courageous Conversation Global Foundation
Instructor: Madame Athena Chang
Schedule: April 19-20, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: In-person, TBD
Beyond Diversity is our compassionate curriculum to build community, launch innovation, and navigate the predictable pitfalls in interracial, multi-cultural conversations about race. Powerful and personally transforming, this in-person, two-day seminar helps leaders, employees, and organizations understand the impact of race on their lives, their work, and their overall growth. Interactive and stirring exercises strengthen participants’ critical consciousness of race and lead them to investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing disparities. Most importantly, it models and teaches a protocol for discussing race in ways that are productive, insightful, and generative.
Duration: This is a full two days of consecutive in-person training, including breaks. Lunch and refreshments will provided.
Reparations in the Classroom: Pedagogical Pathways to Leading Change in Higher Education
Instructor: Wanda Thomas Bernard
Delivered online: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to look back in order to move forward in more impactful ways in the academy. We will explore issues and tensions in higher education as well as examples of reparations in action with an emphasis on ways to repair past harms caused by colonial practices. This interactive session will conclude with discussion of pedagogical approaches that create braver spaces for teaching, learning, healing, and hopeful action in the academy.
Collective Responsibility for Accessibility & Inclusion: Knowing Your Students
Instructors: Cherie Gagnon & Veronika Mogyorody
Schedule: Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: CTL 1232/1233 (700 California)
This workshop will examine who are our students and why accessibility considerations are so important. Participants will discuss ways in which instructors can create a welcoming environment and strategies that will promote full participation for students with disabilities or who may have diverse support needs. The workshop will consider aspects that can create or reduce barriers such as delivery method (online, in-person, hybrid), assessments, physical environment, and views on disability in post-secondary. Participants will also join in the discussion on how the community can collectively promote accessibility and inclusion for all.