The Centre for Teaching and Learning and Trent Online are sister units under Teaching & Learning at Trent. Our purpose is to support faculty as instructors by offering course consultation and design services, professional development and recognition, and by fostering research on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Together we offer the following services:
One-on-one consultations with eLearning Designers and Education Developers
Instructional design support for course development
Monthly newsletter highlighting emerging trends in teaching and learning
Workshops spotlighting instructional technologies and practices
Resources and workshops for engaging Indigenous pedagogies
Talks and events by Distinguished Visiting Teaching Scholars and Trent Faculty
Supports, mentorship, and funding for scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education
Teaching awards to recognize and support teaching excellence
Online proctored exam support
Training and supports for Graduate Teaching Assistants
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-748-1011, ext. 7194.
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.
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.
Curriculum Design & Support
Contact 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.
Trent Online Course Development
Trent Online uses evidence-based tools and techniques to merge pedagogy with technology and provide faculty with innovations and solutions they can use in an online learning setting. Our team of eLearning Designers, Technologists, Multimedia Design Specialists and Administrative Coordinators work with faculty, staff, and students, to develop and maintain online courses, provide consultation to faculty and departments, offer professional development opportunities, and recognize excellent online teaching through the annual Trent Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Learn more about how online courses are built at Trent.