The Centre for Teaching and Learning is always pleased to partner with departments and initiatives in and outside of the university community which enhance the teaching and learning experience at Trent.
Below is an overview of the projects the CTL has played a role with. The initiatives that have more content to share appear within their own page. Please click on the links on the right to view information on these collaborative projects.
High School Outreach Project with Trent’s Academic Skills
The Academic Skills team and the Centre for Teaching and Learning are supporting a project with Grade 12 High School teachers interested in learning more about the transition for our students. The goal of this event is to familiarize high school teachers with the expectations of first-year university courses. In particular, this group of secondary teachers from Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, representing both humanities (primarily English) and sciences, would like to learn about the types of writing assignments required in first-year courses, the skills first-year students need to be successful, and the skill deficits faculty and staff commonly observe. Perspectives and evidence from faculty, Centre for Teaching and Learning, and Academic Skills will provide a full picture of the range of skills and expectations for first-year classes across the disciplines. This event may cover the following:
- First-year sample assignment instructions with any grading schemes or rubrics
- Expected skill level or capabilities (reading, writing, research, citation, data management) for first-year courses
- Anecdotal evidence, observations, and assessment of incoming student readiness and identification of any skill deficits in first-year students
- Information about available student supports for learning, both in the class and across the university
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Together with Academic Skills and Trent Online, the Academic Integrity online module was updated as well as a new university-wide poster campaign was developed focusing on the importance of student’s knowing their rights and responsibility.
School of Education & Professional Learning
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is pleased to collaborate on ongoing projects with the School of Education and Professional Learning (www.trentu.ca/education)
Trent Community Research Centre
The Centre is partners with the Trent Community Research Centre for projects focused on Experiential Learning including panel discussions, consultations and resource development.
Graduate Teaching Certificates
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Trent University welcomes graduate students to enroll in the Graduate Teaching Certificate (GTC) program. Often, graduate students come into their role as a teaching assistant (TA) without any formal training or experience. This can make their initial experience a point of significant stress and difficulty. The GTC was developed to help transition Graduate TAs into their role by providing an opportunity for developing professional teaching skills and expanding pedagogical knowledge. This is a free program facilitated by the CTL and members of the Trent University teaching community.