Teaching Academy

This two semester course will be offered in the form of a monthly face to face meeting plus online activity over a period of 6 months (October-December, January-March). We are seeking EDC (Educational Developers' Caucus) accreditation for the course to ensure it meets the highest standards of rigour. ALL FACULTY are welcome to participate!

Using a hands-on and participant-centred, reflective, activity based approach; participants will investigate the theory and practice of teaching in a Canadian University context. This course is free of charge to anyone who is a Course Director at York University.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • Take a scholarly approach to teaching
  • Produce artifacts for the course assessment which may be helpful when creating a teaching dossier
  • Will join a community of York instructors to share ideas and approaches and learn from each other
  • Consolidate our approaches to teaching with an increased knowledge of PSE theories and practice

Course Topics Include:

  • Teaching Philosophies and the Changing Currents in the Postsecondary Provincial Context
  • Student-Centred Learning
  • Course Design with a particular focus on Constructive Alignment, Universal Design for Learning, and Backward Design
  • Assessment of Student Learning and Feedback
  • Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Threshold Concepts, and Signature Pedagogies
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • The final assessment for this course will be the completion and submission of an online Portfolio.

Session Dates:

  • Monday January 14, 2019
  • Monday February 25, 2019
  • Monday March 25, 2019
  • Monday April 22, 2019
  • Monday May 13, 2019
  • Monday June 3, 2019

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  DB 1012

Please follow this link to apply to the Teaching Academy.

For further information or inquiries about the Teaching Academy, please contact Dr. Mandy Frake-Mistak at mfmistak@yorku.ca.