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Professor Susan McCahan

Message from the Vice-Provost

We are now into the Fall term and it is great to see students back on campus! I know this is a busy time of year for people. However, it is also the time of year when we in the VPIUE office turn our attention to teaching awards. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to make a difference for their students? Please encourage them to apply for an award. The University of Toronto values teaching and our teaching awards one way that we demonstrate that both to our own community members and the world. We are also getting back into our regular meetings for the year including the Forum on Experiential Learning. This year we are putting together a terrific line-up for the Forum, so I hope you will be able to join us if this is an area of interest for you. All the best with the new academic year!

Experiential Learning

Upcoming Forum on Experiential Learning

The first triannual Forum on Experiential Learning (FEL) of the 2021/2022 year is coming up on October 6, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. In this meeting, we will be discussing exciting institutional initiatives, including updates from the Experiential Learning Needs Assessment and other tri-campus projects. To become a member of the FEL, please email el.vpiue@utoronto.ca.

Teaching Awards & Grants

Updates to the President's Teaching Award

The President's Teaching Award (PTA) criteria and application process has recently been updated and a deadline of March 22, 2022 has been announced for this year. The changes to the PTA have streamlined the process, bringing the award into alignment with the 3M National Teaching Award and created additional resources to support nominations while also placing a greater emphasis on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Read the updated criteria and apply below.

Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) Information Dates

The 2021 Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) is now open for applications. Deadline for applications is November 19, 2021, 5:00pm. ITIF provides opportunities for technology-mediated teaching and learning projects, in three funding streams. There will be drop-in consultation sessions on Teams video on Sept. 30th, Oct. 14th , Oct. 29th, Nov. 10th and Nov. 17th. Drop in and let us help you with your proposal ideas!
For more information, please use the link below.

U of T Joins the Bay View Alliance

The OVPIUE is pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has recently been accepted as a member of the Bay View Alliance, a network of Canadian and American research universities working to address the challenges of building a culture that supports more effective teaching and enhanced student learning at institutional, divisional and department levels.

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