Teaching in A&S

There are many resources available to support your teaching in the Faculty of Arts & Science and across the University. Paramount to student success is our ability to encourage and enable exemplary and innovative teaching, enrich and support student academic transition, and build connections between academic and non-academic learning.

This is accomplished through supporting instructors and units in translating their goals into effective practice, building teaching expertise and capacity, and conducting research and designing pedagogical resources, initiatives and approaches.

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Teaching and Learning Support

We develop a variety of tools and resources to support the teaching and learning community. Visit the Teaching & Learning website

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Teaching Awards

A number of awards have been established by the Faculty and the University to recognize excellence in teaching. We encourage nominations of colleagues for internal and external teaching awards and provide support through the process. 

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First Year Foundations

First-Year Foundation Seminars are taught by faculty or postdoctoral fellows with 25 students or fewer in which first-year students are given the opportunity to meaningfully converse, read, write, research and learn with a group of peers.

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Funding Opportunities

Learn more about Arts & Science programs designed to support the work of faculty members and instructional staff:

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The Faculty of Arts & Science has two main committees focused on teaching and learning: the Committee on Teaching & Learning (CTL) and the Teaching & Learning Initiatives Funding Committee (TLIFC).

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International Opportunities

Arts & Science faculty members have several opportunities to incorporate an international component into their teaching.