Teaching Skills Enhancement Program
Teaching is a central part of our university’s mandate. Memorial University is committed to providing opportunities for the professional development of its educators. The Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) is designed to provide an introduction to teaching at the undergraduate level.
The TSEP is a semester long program that enhances the knowledge of teaching and learning among faculty members, contractual instructors, postdoctoral fellows and per course instructors. A key emphasis of the program is to create a community of practice among educators at Memorial. Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) is the sponsor the TSEP.
The program is intended to help educators learn pedagogical knowledge and basic teaching techniques that they can apply in the classroom. It is delivered using a variety of online and face-to-face methods. The participants will take part in twelve weekly seminars using program content that is available in a Desire2Learn web site. Learners will also produce an online reflective learning portfolio. Specific objectives of the program include:
- Providing educators with a basic knowledge of teaching strategies and techniques;
- Introducing educators to the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to classrooms within their particular discipline;
- Exploring the use of technology in the learning environment;
- Understanding the importance of peer collaboration and mentorship for ongoing professional development;
- Considering key aspects of learner-centered teaching and assessment.
TSEP, St. John's Campus: scheduled for Tuesdays from 12:30-2 p.m., starting September 15, 2015. (Location TBD.)
TSEP, Grenfell Campus: scheduled for Thursdays from 12:30-2 p.m., starting Sept. 17, 2015. (Location TBD.)
The TSEP is free and participants will receive a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing the program. If you have any questions regarding the program, its nature or requirements contact John Hoben, Teaching Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-7537.
Faculty members, contractual instructors, postdoctoral fellows, instructional staff and per course instructors are invited to participate in the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) during the winter semester of the 2015-16 academic year.