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 2019/20*

2019

Session details to follow

Tuesday, September 17

Campus Resources

Tuesday, October 1

Motivating Students (This event has been cancelled)

Tuesday, November 19

Early Alert & Student Advising

Tuesday, December 3

Contract Faculty Marking Party

 

2020

Session details to follow

Tuesday, January 14

Teaching with Joy

Tuesday, February 11

Master Teacher

Tuesday, March 17

Assessing Students

Tuesday, March 24

Colloquium of Papers

Tuesday, April 14

Contract Faculty Marking Party

 

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