Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Development

The CTL provides programming, resources and support for graduate students’ and post-docs’ development as educators. Working with individuals or departmental groups we help to develop teaching skills and conceptions of teaching and learning through a variety of programs:

Teaching Development Day

Every September, the CTL offers a free day-long conference as a unique opportunity for anyone who teaches at Queen's to meet and learn about new and interesting developments in teaching and learning.

Learn more about the Teaching Development Day.

Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL)

At the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) we encourage educators to engage in reflective and active practice for improving teaching and learning. As part of your professional development, you may be interested in submitting work towards each of the PUTL components. An Acknowledgement of Completion will be awarded for each component upon fulfillment of the requirements. A signed Letter of Completion in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning will be awarded to successful candidates who complete all 5 components. You may complete the components in any order. 

Learn more about the Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL).

Educational Development Associate Program

The Educational Development Associate (EDA) program is an internship-like opportunity for graduate students with an interest in teaching and learning. Each year the Centre hires up to three graduate students to work closely with an educational Developer to design and deliver programming to support TAs', graduate students' and post-doctoral fellows' ongoing professional development as educators. EDAs working in the CTL are largely responsible for the themes and sessions for TD Day, for PUTL programming, and for supporting networks of collaborations on teaching and learning across campus. If you're interested in the possibility of work as an EDA, look for announcements in May for upcoming opportunities. 

SGS 901 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

These courses are intended for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the disciplines who want to develop as skilled, thoughtful, and confident post-secondary teachers. The goal of both versions of the course is to challenge and broaden conceptions of learning and approaches to teaching. Sessions are literature-informed but activity and discussion-based with an expectation of a high degree of collaboration and participation. The course has been organized in such a way as to balance theory and practice and to support both conceptual and skill development. SGS 901 is typically offered in a face-to-face, blended format in the winter term.

Learn more about SGS901: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

TA Advisory Group

The CTL is initiating a unique leadership and volunteer opportunity to help shape Graduate Student TA education at Queen’s.  Our student-led TA Advisory Committee will provide collaborative space for keen individuals from across the disciplines who are currently, or have recently, worked as TAs or head TAs. We anticipate meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

For further information please contact the CTL at ctl@queensu.ca.