Strategic Planning and Reporting

Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Year-end Report 
The Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching & Learning is a flexible and comprehensive program that helps postdoctoral scholars develop a reflective, evidence-based, and theoretically-informed approach to teaching and learning. In this certificate program, postdoctoral scholars explore cutting-edge teaching and learning practices, experiment with the latest learning technologies, prepare for competitive job markets, and build connections with fellow postdoctoral scholars across campus. The program launched in fall 2017 with three of its five badge program available to postdoctoral scholars. In winter 2018, the remaining two badge programs were developed. 

Learn more about the program by reading the year-end report (2017-2018).

Download the report here.

 

Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Year-end Report 
The Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching & Learning is a flexible and comprehensive program that helps graduate students develop a reflective, evidence-based, and theoretically-informed approach to teaching and learning. In this certificate program, graduate students explore cutting-edge teaching and learning practices, experiment with the latest learning technologies, prepare for competitive job markets, and build connections with fellow graduate students across campus. The program launched in fall 2017 with three of its five badge program available to graduate students. In winter 2018, the remaining two badge programs were developed. 

Learn more about the program by reading the year-end report (2017-2018). 

Download the report here.

 

2018 Teaching Scholars Mid-Term Report 
The University of Calgary Teaching Scholars program is designed to strengthen educational leadership across the University of Calgary. The pilot program provided up to $40,000 over three years (2016-2019) to support teaching and learning initiatives that addressed a topic of shared interest within, or across faculties. The initiatives were designed to help other instructors strengthen their teaching practices and improve student learning. A total of $360,400 was committed to 14 Teaching Scholars from across nine faculties. 

Learn more about the program by reading the mid-term report (June 2018).

Download the report here. 

 

The Taylor Institute Annual Report 2016/17
2016/17 marked a year of growth and learning at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. We came to better understand the full potential of the Taylor Institute building and the impact that spaces can have on learning and student engagement. It was also a year of launches and many new, exciting program opportunities. The College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation conducted a pilot of UNIV 201: Global Challenges with a focus on inquiry-based learning — a learner-driven form of experiential learning. We came together with partners such as the Vice-Provost Research, the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and MyGradSkills to develop two non-credit, Certificates in University Teaching and Learning for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. We hosted over 200 teaching and learning workshops and activities for more than 2000 University of Calgary students and staff members. Read more about what made this academic year memorable in our 2016/17 Taylor Institute Annual Report. 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Annual Report 2016/17

 

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The Taylor Institute Annual Report 2015/16
The 2015/16 academic year was a historic one for us at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Thanks to the generosity of the Taylor Family Foundation, we moved from the cozy fifth floor of the Biological Sciences building into our bright new building at the heart of campus. This change in environment not only opened up a beautiful space that symbolizes the campus’s commitment to teaching and learning; it also presented the staff of the Taylor institute with opportunity to reflect on and discuss what we consider our most meaningful work. Within these pages, you will complete descriptions of the Taylor Institute organizational structure, its core programs and initiatives, as well as key numbers and statistics that highlight our growth and what is in on the horizon as we move forward. 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Annual Report 2015/16

 

 

The Taylor Institute's Strategic Plan for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is inquiry to understand or improve student learning and the teaching approaches and practices that affect student learning. There are significant and intentional synergies between the Taylor Institute’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Educational Development Unit’s 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. With the recent launch of the CDCI, a more comprehensive Taylor Institute Strategic Plan that will be more formally developed in the future. In addition, this SoTL Strategic Plan outlines strategies for an activity, while the EDU’s Strategic Plan is about a group of people who are involved in this activity. The documents are thus necessarily intertwined. Specifically, this plan was shaped by the EDU’s, and is designed to inform how the EDU moves forward with implementing their plan and how the CDCI develops its own—all as interwoven components of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

The Taylor Institute's Strategic Plan for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

 

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The Educational Development Unit Strategic Plan 
This document represents a three-year plan for the Educational Development Unit (2015 – 2018). The goals indicated in the document are situated as part of specific strategies and priorities, but they are not mutually exclusive. Multiple members of the EDU, across units, may contribute to a goal, strategy, or priority at any given time. The working groups and individuals within the EDU have also developed their own goals and accountabilities that operate in alignment with the plan, but we also work collaboratively and cohesively for the purpose of ensuring educational development influence across the University of Calgary. As we work toward developing assessment strategies and generating evidence to illustrate the scope, quality, and impact of our efforts, our portfolio of practice will continue to grow and develop. It is important to note that the EDU’s five priority areas are not rank-ordered within this document; again, they influence one another and may be evidenced by goals or activities that fall under multiple priority areas. 

Educational Development Unit Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018

More information about the EDU's Strategic Planning process can be found in the EDU's ePortfolio.