Marilyn Powley, Lorie StolarchukMarilyn Powley and Lorie Stolarchuk of the Centre for Teaching and Learning pack items into boxes for the big move.

Relocation to consolidate supports for curriculum innovation, teaching and learning

In a move to raise the profile of campus support for teaching and learning, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Open Learning, and the Office of Quality Assurance are relocating to the Centre for Engineering Innovation beginning Aug. 26.

The three units will share space formerly occupied by the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation on the first and second floors of the building on the eastern side of California Ave., directly across from the parking garage.

“The primary goal of the move was to bring together the units on campus who already work closely to support teaching and learning in one physical space, creating a one-stop shop for curriculum support and innovation,” said acting provost Jeff Berryman.

“It will give all three units greater campus visibility in a space that has its own external access and appropriate spaces in which to carry out their missions.”

Berryman said that having the three offices in one space will elevate the importance that new developments in teaching and learning, and new modes of innovative program delivery, will have on the student experience and the University’s reputation as an educational leader.

“We are making a bold statement about the importance and value of teaching and learning at UWindsor,” he said.

The new building offers a modern and welcoming space to explore all aspects of teaching and learning and program development. Another advantage is the range of spaces available to conduct workshops and courses, as well as showcasing campus achievements in teaching and learning.

Staff of the three units ask clients for patience and understanding during the transition. Services will be maintained during the move, although response times may be increased for a few days. A grand opening planned for late fall will invite the campus community to visit the new space.