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Congratulations to Richard Ascough!

Congratulations to Richard Ascough!

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), in partnership with D2L, are proud to present five outstanding post-secondary educators with the 2017 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. Selected from applicants around the world, the award recognizes educators that are redefining the learning experience through innovative practices.

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'Just ask Aphra'

'Just ask Aphra'

For first-year students at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, if they ever have a question or need someone to talk to, they know they can always turn to Aphra Rogers.

While she is not the only person providing support for engineering students, she is the touchstone for new students, a kind of hub of information and connections.

It makes for a busy schedule, but Ms. Rogers revels in her role.

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OnQ + Turnitin = Supporting Academic Integrity

OnQ + Turnitin = Supporting Academic Integrity

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) together with Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce the campus-wide launch of Turnitin, directly accessible through onQ. After running a series of pilots over the past semester, the stage is now set for those educators interested in using Turnitin in future semesters.  

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Turning dreams into reality

Three winners have been announced for the Principal’s Dream Courses.

In its second year, the initiative offers Queen’s faculty members the resources to create and teach the courses they’ve always dreamt of.

Each course will be taught for at least two years with up to $13,000 in funding for teaching materials, field trips and guest speakers. The winners will also receive course development assistance from the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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Towards a ‘Positive U’

Towards a "Positive U"

You gaze around the classroom, recognizing that a number of students are on their cell phones. Others are on their laptops, maybe taking notes but most likely using social media. A few are blatantly working on homework or assignments for other classes. Several students in the back of the classroom are avoiding your gaze, anxiously hoping not to be noticed. One student even appears to be asleep. A small group of students at the front of the class is stressed about the upcoming assignment. Welcome to the college classroom.

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Adding a tool for better writing

Adding a tool for better writing

Starting this winter session, Queen’s will be running a pilot program for the writing assessment service Turnitin.

The test run of the online service will involve approximately 15 courses, says Peter Wolf, Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, before the program is made available university-wide in September 2017.

The strength of the program, Mr. Wolf points out, may be as an academic integrity education tool, helping guide users into becoming better writers.

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Celebrating outstanding staff

Celebrating outstanding staff

The Queen’s community gathered Wednesday for the Principal’s Holiday Reception to recognize and celebrate staff contributions over the past year.

Principal Daniel Woolf presented Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Awards to seven deserving individuals. This year’s winners are:

Sandra Murray, Program Coordinator, Centre for Teaching and Learning

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