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Faculty of Science Teaching Network

We often hear from instructors in FSc that they have questions about certain areas of teaching and learning, but they do not know who to turn to.

This page lists colleagues in the Faculty of Science at York, and the topics they are interested in chatting over coffee virtually, or in-person (when the time comes). It also provides links to resources offered through the Teaching Commons, other York University offices, and other academic sources.

Topic Details Resources Individuals
Field or lab experiences

Activities completed outside of the university classroom

Guidelines for Effective Field Experiences In-person field courses Biology (York)

First year experience

Onboarding, support systems, first year experience programs

First Year Experience Toolkit (York)

Flipped classroom

Students' complete readings at home, and work on live problem-solving during class

The Flipped Classroom (York)

Teaching online and remotely (York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS)) (York)

Inclusive Teaching

Teaching in a way that respects the diversity of students

Guide to Inclusive Teaching at Columbia University [PDF]

Information Literacy

Ability to identify, find, and evaluate information effectively

Information Literacy and your Courses (York)

Learning Outcomes

A statement of the knowledge, skills and abilities individual students should possess upon completion of a learning experience

Faculty Council Undergraduate Curriculum Resources (York)

Blended and Online Learning (BOLD) Institute – Plan content (York)

Constructive alignment [PDF] (York)

Peer Review

Peer editing, peer feedback

Peer Feedback Guide [PDF] (York)

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research

Research that examines pedagogy and teaching practices

Scholarly teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning (York)

A model for engaged teaching at York University: Moving towards research-informed practice [PDF] (York)

Student Engagement Strategies

A Framework for Engaged Teaching at York University [PDF] (York)

Blended and Online Learning (BOLD) Institute - Engage students with the content (York)

Teaching Large Classes

Typically classes of more than 100 students

Teaching Large Classes

Large classroom assessments [PDF] (York)


The Teaching Commons also offers consultations and services to support teaching and learning. Please feel to reach out to Katharina Pabst at kpabst@yorku.ca.

The Libraries have a wealth of resources, facilities and services available to York’s faculty members: check out Faculty/Instructor Support.

If you have any questions, please contact me Ashley Nahornick at ashleynk@yorku.ca, or Dr. Tamara Kelly at tljkelly@yorku.ca.