Lunch Hour Workshops

New lunch hour teaching sessions! 12:00-1:00. 223-65 Dafoe. Bring your lunch and come and listen to faculty members share their new and innovative teaching strategies. Lunch hour teaching sessions are open to sessional instructors, instructors, librarians, pre-and tenured faculty members and graduate students.

Lunch Hour Workshops are not eligible for credit in the CHET Program.

Chinese Students and English Academic Writing - Tuesday, September 19

Why is it problematic for Chinese students to write academic papers in English?

This workshop will compare the different writing regulations between Chinese essays and English essays to explain Chinese students’ challenges in writing English academic papers. The reasons why it is difficult for Chinese students to avoid plagiarism will be looked into in terms of cultural differences, initial tendency to use someone else’s words, and construction of authorial identity.

Facilitator: Yunyi Chen

Dealing with Matters Related to Academic Misconduct - Tuesday, October 17

Despite the best efforts of instructors to prevent academic misconduct, there will be students who cheat, plagiarize, and engage in other dishonest academic behaviours.  In this session, we will walk academic staff and administrators through a case of academic misconduct – from preparing allegations to the disciplinary hearing.

Facilitator: Brenda Stoesz and Brandy Usick

Teaching Sustainability Across Disciplines - Tuesday, November 21

With the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change looming, we live in a time when much of what we do will need to be re-imagined. While post-secondary institutions have played a role in the development of our carbon-dependent world, they will also be required to aid in the transition towards a sustainable society. This workshop will highlight what universities and teachers have done to integrate sustainability into curriculum and teaching practices. Participants from all disciplines are welcome and will be encouraged to share strategies and obstacles.

Facilitator: Mike Link

Promoting Classroom Engagement - Tuesday, February 13

This workshop is structured as a panel discussion among students and professors from the Faculty of Law. The panelists will share their experiences and ideas for promoting a classroom experience that is engaging for both students and professors. The interactive panel format is designed to engage workshop participants by encouraging them to ask questions and share their thoughts in an open, class wide discussion.

Facilitator: Dr. Virginia Torrie (Faculty of Law)