The 2011-2014 collective agreement between CUPE 3902 and the University, outlines that Course Instructors (CIs) who are members of Unit 1 who will be teaching a course at the University for the very first time shall receive 6 hours of paid job training. At the Centre For Teaching Support & Innovation, we have taken a variety of steps to help the University meet this mandate. In the fall of 2012, I was hired as the first Course Instructor Training Co-ordinator and I have been developing a series of workshops.
On December 7th, 2012 from 9:30 to 5:00 pm we are holding a Training Camp, a full day of training targeted as advanced professional development for CIs beginning contracts in January 2013. Training Camp will be held in the CTSI Office, Robarts Library, 4th floor, Room 4029 from 9:30 am -5:00 pm. The breakdown of the day will be as follows.
- Course Design and Management for First Time CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Course Instructors (9:30-11:30am)
- Making Your Syllabus Work for You and Your Students: Effective Course Syllabus Design (12:30-2:30 pm)
- Designing Effective Assessments (3:00-5:00 pm)
To register for CI training camp please visit our registration page.
We recommend that CIs review the information provided by CUPE 3902 on CI training. CIs should use the CUPE 3902 CI Training Request form on this page to get departmental approval for any workshops you plan to take through CTSI as part of your paid training.