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Faculty panelists to weigh in on the future of university teaching

The future of university teaching—from the potential of mobile and online learning, to big data, to stretched budgets, to the changing needs of students and employers—has emerged as a hot topic of debate in the media and elsewhere in 2013.

At On the Verge: Debating the Future of University Teaching, May 1 and 2 on the UWindsor campus, University of Windsor faculty, instructors, administrators, and students will be among the presenters who will take up the challenge of predicting what’s next—where university teaching is headed in the next 10 to 40 years.

Forum to debate the future of university teaching

On May 1 and 2, the University of Windsor will host the seventh annual Windsor-Oakland Conference on Teaching and Learning.

A special feature this year is the day-long Provosts’ Forum on University Teaching, where 16 panelists from seven universities will offer positive and negative visions of the future of university teaching. The panelists – who range from graduate students to provosts – will focus on teaching and learning now and soon: what they envision, dread, and what they’re doing about it.

Teaching and Learning Conference extends deadline for proposals

Organizers invite proposals until February 28 from instructors, academic administrators, staff and students for the seventh annual University of Windsor-Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference, May 1 and 2 on the UWindsor campus.

The conference, with a theme of “On the Verge: Debating the Future of University Teaching,” invites attendees to explore varied and contrasting visions of how universities will change, and grapple with scenarios—both radical and conservative—about the future of teaching and learning.

Med school instructor shares national teaching recognition

The recipient of a teaching award from the Canadian Association for Medical Education says she shares the achievement with her instructors in the University Teaching Certificate program offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

“I wish to thank Michael Potter and Pierre Boulos for all the probing introspective questions and feedback,” says Anna Farias, anatomy learning specialist in the Windsor program of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

She completed the first level of the certificate program and is among the first group to start the second level.

Reception today to celebrate teaching excellence

Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that the seventh annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence is scheduled for 4 p.m. today—Wednesday, November 14—in the CAW Student Centre's Ambassador Auditorium.

The event, jointly hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, will highlight the achievements and initiatives of faculty who have received international, provincial, and campus-wide awards.

High-definition recording brings Convocation to life

Videotaping Convocation in high-definition provides a much more immersive experience for viewers, says producer Peter Freele of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The October 13 graduation ceremonies marked the first time the centre’s staff employed high-definition recording for Convocation.

The high-definition process substitutes 1920x1080 pixel resolution for standard 720x480 pixel resolution.

“You can really see the difference in quality,” Freele says. “The new footage puts viewers in the seat as if they were there. It is so much more immediate.”