The Taylor Institute fosters the development of teaching practice at the University of Calgary, with the goal of enhancing student learning. We support graduate students who are interested in developing their university teaching through professional development opportunities and resources.
The Taylor Institute hosts workshops and special events on a wide range of topics related to teaching development. Many of these are open to graduate students. We also offer the Graduate Student Teaching Development Program, a series of workshops for graduate students to develop their university teaching, with opportunities for discussion, practice and reflection.
The Taylor Institute administers the University of Calgary Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to student learning. The Teaching Awards program includes an award for graduate assistants (teaching). Up to three awards are available each year, recognizing the teaching excellent of graduate students employed as graduate assistants (teaching) in undergraduate courses.
The Taylor Institute organizes and hosts the annual University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. The conference offers an opportunity for faculty, students, academic librarians and staff at the University of Calgary and the wider academic community to share, critically examine and build on our collective knowledge of teaching and learning.
Research Associates Program
Research Assistants at the Taylor Institute are invited to join the Research Associates Program, which provides opportunities to gain valuable professional development and work experiences and builds a sense of community among Institute's RAs and with the larger Institute staff and its collegial work environment.