Focus on University Teaching and Learning
The Centre for Learning and Teaching’s newsletter FOCUS on University Teaching and Learning is published three times per year. Each newsletter is thematically focused, and features articles contributed by Dalhousie colleagues. FOCUS is available both in print and online.
All CLT Library assets are available for loan. Academic staff and graduate students/teaching assistants are welcome Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to browse and borrow, through Dalhouise Libraries.
LibGuide: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Resources Guide
This guide is a collection of resources related to teaching and learning the higher education. All of the resources in this guide are available to faculty and students at Dalhousie University, and many are completely open access. Most of the print resources listed on this guide are available in the Centre for Learning & Teaching book collection, which is located on the first floor of the Killam Library.
LibGuide: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Resource Guide
This guide includes publications (books, journals, articles) and other resources related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
Teaching Dossiers are a significant component of tenure and promotion and re-appointment files at Dalhousie. Teaching Philosophy Statements or Statements of Teaching Interest are increasingly requested for job applications. Whether you are a faculty member, post-doctoral fellow or graduate student, the ability to articulate your approaches to teaching and to ensure alignment of your ideas across your Dossier will enable you to prepare a Teaching Dossier for evaluative purposes. Creating a Dossier also provides you with an opportunity to enhance student learning by encouraging you to reflect upon your teaching philosophy and to ensure that it is connected to the approaches, activities and assessments you plan for your courses.
The Centre for Learning and Teaching offers an annual workshop about Creating a Teaching Dossier that takes place on two half days in the Spring. We also provide individual consultations for faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, on an on-going basis, who would like to discuss or receive feedback on their Teaching Dossiers, philosophies or statements of teaching.
Teaching First-year Students
Teaching first-year students can be both challenging and rewarding. This website provides evidence-based advice, ideas and resources to assist you in easing your students’ transition to university teaching and learning. It also provides an opportunity for you to hear from first-year instructors at Dalhousie who are sharing their own experiences of teaching in first-year classes, highlighting how they support students’ academic success.
Booking the B400 Classroom
To book the B400 classroom, please contact The Centre for Learning and Teaching at 902-494-1622 or Lilli.Cromwell@dal.ca.
All groups have access to the following in-house equipment:
- Movable tables and chairs
- Desktop computer (1)
- Built-in projector
- Built-in speakers
- White boards
- Video-Conference Unit
Visit the B400 Classroom website for B400 rules and regulations.
Forms and Guidelines
General Resource Documents
Dalhousie subscribes to several online journals that focus on teaching and learning in higher education. The journals listed below are a few of the ones Dalhousie has bought subscriptions for. More electronic journals can be found on the University Libraries website.
- EDUCAUSE Review
- New Directions in Teaching and Learning
- New Directions in Higher Education
- International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- MountainRise: a journal on the scholarship of teaching and learning
- The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: a refereed e-journal to advance research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide
- Innovate: a journal of online education
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University Affairs Subscription
Did you know that faculty, staff and graduate students can subscribe to University Affairs magazine at no charge? University Affairs is the most trusted source of news, information and opinion about higher education in Canada. Covering the university scene for over 50 years, University Affairs is also the country’s largest source of career advertising aimed at the academic community.
To get your free subscription (a $39 value), simply subscribe by visiting universityaffairs.ca. The only requirement is that a university campus address be used for the subscription. While on the website, you can also check out the Career Advice section which offers a wealth of information aimed at graduate students and faculty. You can also sign up for job e-mail alerts, listen to podcasts or view videos, like those from the Career Corner workshops given at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Teaching Innovation Projects (TIPS) Journal
Teaching Innovation Projects (TIPS) Journal is an open-access journal that publishes articles describing the scholarly and pedagogical foundations for workshops about a variety of timely educational topics and include a comprehensive list of learning outcomes, an annotated review of relevant literature, and a detailed breakdown of potential learning activities among other elements.
Centre for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University