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Blog 178

Blog 178

A Model for Engaged Teaching at York By Luca Montana, Brian Nairn, Natalie Neill, Carolyn Steele, and Lynda van Dreumel Last year, the Associate Deans Teaching and Learning Council Sub-Committee on Research and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (yes, it's a mouthful) created a new document as a way to highlight and promote engaged teaching […]

Blog 177

Blog 177

York Capstone Day - April 30th Did you know that Friday, April 30th is York Capstone Day?  This is an annual showcase where students across all Faculties at York present their completed capstone projects and compete for awards. And you’re invited! The event, held virtually this year, brings together faculty, staff, students, and community/industry partners […]

Blog 176

Blog 176

Experiential Education Symposium By Sophie Bury, Rosanna Chowdhury, Lisa Endersby, Christina Marton, and Kathleen Winningham The annual Experiential Education (EE) Symposium, organized in partnership with the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning and York University Libraries, took place on January 28th 2021 and, for the first time, was held virtually via Zoom. The […]

Blog 175

Blog 175

Student Accessibility Services Exam Tips for Faculty: Don't Miss Out! By the Student Accessibility Services team It’s the time of year when everyone could use a helping hand!  Student Accessibility Services has created a couple of resources to assist Faculty in accommodating your students who will be taking exams during the April exam period.   […]

Blog 174

Blog 174

Reflecting on my Time with the Teaching Commons By Zahra Rafi Hey everybody, my name is Zahra Rafi and I'm in my third year of Biology here at York University, and today I'll be telling you guys about the experience I've had working alongside the Teaching Commons office as a President's Ambassador. During my time […]

Blog 173

Blog 173

Reading for Teaching By Lisa Endersby & Scott McLaren This week's video post highlights "Reading for Teaching", a program co-facilitated by the Teaching Commons and York University Libraries. To learn more, or to join our discussions, contact Lisa Endersby, Educational Developer, at lendersb@yorku.ca or Scott McLaren, Associate Librarian, Humanities and Religion, at scottm@yorku.ca. Here is […]

Blog 172

Blog 172

Looking Back on First-Time Teaching Using Zoom By Anjalee Nadarajan When I received my acceptance to the PhD program in English during early March last year, I didn’t actually think that the coronavirus would ravage North America to the extent that it did. Friday the 13th, March 2020 was our last day of normalcy here […]

Blog 171

Blog 171

Should I Assess Student Reflections? By Brian Nairn Over the past few years, I have spent a lot of time in the realm of experiential education (EE) in my role as an educational developer.  Now, for those of you maybe less familiar with EE, or if you want to learn more, here is the token […]

Blog 170

Blog 170

Land Acknowledgements in a Virtual World By Robin Sutherland-Harris Please note: This is as much a personal reflection as an imperfect resource, and we invite your comments, corrections, and reflections. As higher education in Canada edges closer to our one-year anniversary of fully remote teaching and learning, I’ve been thinking about where we’re spending our […]

Blog 169

Blog 169

A Guide to Large Classroom Assessments By Eliana Elkhoury In an exploratory study on Teaching and Learning in Large Classes at Ontario Universities, Kerr (2011) found that all instructors agreed that large classrooms had common assessment related issues. First, instructors found it challenging to create authentic assessments for a large number of students. In addition, […]