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The Centre for Teaching and Learning is here to support your teaching needs.  Whether it’s a question about learning outcomes, assistance with your teaching portfolio, incorporating the most effective technology into your class or general inquiries about teaching, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.  

If you are a Trent instructor looking for support in your teaching, the Centre for Teaching and Learning would be pleased to assist you. Please visit Teaching Supports for more details on support with Learning Outcomes and Teaching Portfolio Development, as well as consultations on teaching and curriculum design.


Teaching Supports

Teaching Consultations

The Centre for Teaching and Learning staff are available for 1:1 consultations with faculty, instructors, graduate students and departments who are interested in developing and learning about their teaching practices. Consultations are private and confidential.  Topics could include; course related issues, course design/ delivery, assessment techniques, strategies for student engagement, using new technologies or even just as a sounding board and asking questions!  We are also committed to helping write research proposals and supporting the design of projects related to research on teaching.

To request a consultation, contact Robyne Hanley-Dafoe by email robynehanley@trentu.ca or by phone at 705-748-1011, ext. 7240. 

Teaching Portfolio Development

At the Centre for Teaching and Learning we are here to support the development of your teaching portfolio/dossier.  The CTL has the expertise to help you craft a teaching philosophy, organize evidence of your teaching in effective ways, and support the development of a record of your teaching.  Graduate students are also invited to access our services on teaching portfolios.  CTL offers workshops and 1:1 consulting.  Stop by the Centre to view sample portfolio’s to inspire your work!

Research support on teaching and pedagogy

As faculty engage in the study of their teaching, the CTL can support this research. We offer advice and collaboration opportunities for research design, data collection and analysis, and joint writing projects for publication in peer reviewed journals as well as practitioner web-based publications. Sample publications include:

Illes, M., Bruce, C., Hanley-Dafoe, R., & Stotesbury, T. (2016), Novel Technological Approaches for Pedagogy in Forensic Science:  A Case Study in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal. 7(3-4), 87-97. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19409044.2016.1218573.

Stotesbury, T., Bruce, C., Illes, M., & Hanley-Dafoe, R. (2016) Design considerations for the implementation of artificial fluids as blood substitutes for educational and training use in the forensic sciences. Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal. 7(3-4), 81-86. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19409044.2016.1218574.

Mackie, J. E., & Bruce, C. D. (2016). Increasing nursing students' understanding and accuracy with medical dose calculations: A collaborative approach. Nurse Education Today, 40, 146-153.


Curriculum and Program Development

Learning Outcome Development

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is a resource for faculty and departments who are developing learning outcomes for their courses and programs.  We have resources and expertise on learning outcome mapping of Undergraduate and Graduate degree level expectations (UDLE’s & GDLE’s) and can work with you during Trent’s quality assurance processes and reviews. 

»Download the Learning Outcomes Document 

Curriculum Design & Support 

Moving to inspired course design! 

Come by the Centre and tap into the resources of the latest teaching and learning innovations.  The CTL team can help you explore new pedagogical approaches, the use of technology and assessment techniques to capture the learning.