Annual Events


Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning (DCUTL)

Each Spring, CLT organizes the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning. This well-established conference brings together faculty from around the region and beyond for scholarly presentations and discussions about student learning. 

The DCUTL is a great experience for higher education enthusiasts to come together and explore new ideas and ways to educate students. If you have any questions, please email us at

New Academic Staff Orientation

New Academic Staff Orientation is one of the ways that Dalhousie University welcomes new colleagues to our academic community. The Orientation is designed to introduce you to the resources, services and people available to help you get off to a strong start in your academic roles at Dalhousie. Academic staff who have joined Dalhousie during the past year are invited to meet other new colleagues and to discuss strategies and resources to support your academic work. 

Teaching Assistant Professional Development Days

The annual Teaching Assistant Professional Development Days (TA Days) is a series of workshops that takes place in late summer. Workshops focus on TAs and graduate students who are interested in a teaching career.  Individuals choose sessions designed to address the essential skills required by graduate students to effectively facilitate classes and enhance their teaching skills.

Creating a Teaching Dossier (for Faculty)

The teaching dossier (or portfolio) is widely used by university academic staff to document their teaching skills and responsibilities and to provide evidence of the quality of their teaching practice.  In this two-part workshop, held annually in May, you'll have the opportunity to think about your own teaching and how to accurately capture your practice in a dossier.  

Graduate Teaching Dossier Retreat

This two-week retreat, held in the Fall term, covers the fundamentals of a teaching dossier (e.g., teaching philosophy, student evaluations, teaching materials), and provides graduate students with an opportunity to take the time to start developing the foundations to their own dossier and reflect on their learning and teaching experiences.