Graduate Student Teaching Development Resources

Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct

The Taylor Institute seeks to create and maintain positive and productive learning environments and expects that all participants will also demonstrate

  • Respect for the dignity of all
  • Fair treatment of individuals
  • Respect for academic freedom
  • Respect for University Resources and the property of individuals

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Graduate Student Teaching Development Guide

The Graduate Student Teaching Development Guide is designed to empower TAs to engage in their role in ways that enhance their teaching and learning capacities, and promote student learning. Each chapter provides practical information and strategies to use in real-time, and reflection prompts when considering how to best translate these elements into the classroom. 

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Teaching online

The Taylor Institute supports instructors who are new to teaching online or who wish to try new approaches to teaching online. The Taylor Institute offers workshops and resources on the tools and technical aspects of teaching online, as well as logistics and best practices.

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Formative Feedback for Teaching Development

Formative feedback is an intentional, voluntary, developmental strategy for instructors to receive feedback (from a variety of sources) about their teaching with the goal to improve student learning. The Taylor Institute's Educational Development Unit has launched a formative feedback initiative to provide instructors with information, resources and strategies to incorporate into their teaching.

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Teaching philosophies and dossiers

Teaching philosophies and dossiers communicate your beliefs about teaching and learning and document the scope and quality of your teaching practices and how you translate your beliefs into practice. The Taylor Institute supports instructors and graduate students to prepare philosophy statements and dossiers for job applications, tenure and promotion reviews, teaching award applications, and to support reflection on teaching and learning.

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Controversial issues

The Taylor Institute has developed a workshop and compiled a number of resources to provide instructors with strategies for ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment that allows for open debate, respectful dialogue and a diversity of ideas.

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Student Engagement

To contribute to discussions on student engagement across the university community, and to encourage meaningful collaboration within the Institute’s learning spaces, the Taylor Institute is launching the Fostering Student Engagement Series, a collection of workshops and resources all contributing to furthering student engagement.

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Consultation

The Taylor Institute’s educational developers provide one-on-one confidential consultations with instructors, or group consultations with departments or committees.

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