Contract Faculty Community of Practice (CFCoP)

Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association

Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association

As Contract (Sessional) Faculty members constantly strive towards excellence in their teaching, many individuals are looking for opportunities to discuss practical instructional techniques and broader pedagogical strategies with their colleagues. By providing a collegial space in which to meet other Contract Faculty across campus, this Community of Practice aims to offer such an opportunity. Our sessions may vary in format as we develop our community. The three basic formats envisioned include:

  1. A presentation by an expert on a particular topic, followed by discussion
  2. A workshop on a particular skill
  3. A group discussion of an article on pedagogy to which the group will have a link before the session

For the 2018-2019 year, we plan to meet once a month and the dates will vary. All sessions will be held at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (1961 East Mall, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre). All Contract Faculty members are warmly welcomed. Topics for each session will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions about this Community of Practice and/or ideas for future events, please contact Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association.

Events: Academic year 2018/19*

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Teaching Resources for Contract Faculty

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Balancing Needs of Students and Demands of Contract Instruction

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Contract Faculty Marking Party

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Thrive Five: Wellbeing and First-Year Writing

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 — CANCELLED (due to snowfall warning)

Contract Faculty for Community Practice: First Steps in Gamifying an Existing Course on Canvas

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Strategies for integrating diversity through UDL: Inclusive classroom practices and course design for contract faculty

Monday, April 8, 2019

Contract Faculty Marking Party

*Please note session times and dates are subject to change. Visit the CTLT events website to register.