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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Fall 2015  Expanding Horizons Workshop Series for Graduate and Professional Students

The Centre for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and other student service providers at Queen’s, offers Expanding Horizons - a series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of our graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to participate according to their needs and interests and may take one or as many workshops/seminars as they would like.  The following workshops are provided in support of teaching and learning enhancement: 


Date, Time & Location Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2015,

4 – 5:30pm,

Jeffrey Hall, Room 234

Principles of Teaching and Learning

Klodiana Kolomitro, Centre for Teaching and Learning


The focus of this session is on learning -- what learning looks like and how, as educators, we can select instructional strategies to influence students' approach to learning.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015,

10 am – 12 pm,

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Andy Leger, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Teaching dossiers are increasingly required as part of the application process for academic positions and are often required for consideration for promotion within the academy. This session will provide an introduction to the essential elements of a teaching dossier. It is designed to assist you in highlighting your teaching accomplishments, strengths and instructional initiatives. Activities and discussions will focus on the process of writing a teaching philosophy statement as well as on a variety of ways to seek and interpret feedback on the effectiveness of your teaching.

Wednesday, November 17, 2015,

4 – 5:30pm,

Jeffery Hall, Room 101

Introduction to Assessment

Sue Fostaty Young, Centre for Teaching and Learning


What and how we assess influences students' approaches to learning. This interactive session provides a forum to examine the options, selection, and implementation of assessment to support student learning.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4 - 5:30pm, Jeffery Hall, Room 118

Assignment and Test Construction
Sue Fostaty Young, Centre for Teaching and Learning

The focus of this session is on ways to ensure that approaches to assessment support the intentions you have for students learning.  We’ll discuss methods of test construction and question design as well as ways to align assignment design with course learning outcomes.


To Register

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000