Staff - Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)

PDAD&C#18, 2009-10


From:    Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students
Date: September 14, 2009
RE: Staff - Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)

The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) was created in July 2009 through the amalgamation of the Office of Teaching Advancement (OTA), including the Teaching Assistants' Training Program (TATP), and the Resource Centre for Academic Technology (RCAT). Previous reviews of both OTA and RCAT provided valuable recommendations guiding this amalgamation. CTSI's mandate is to facilitate the growth and transfer of teaching expertise throughout the university and to provide support for pedagogy and pedagogy-driven instructional technology for all teaching staff and graduate teaching assistants across campuses and divisions.

Professor Carol Rolheiser (OISE), formerly the director of the OTA, is the new Director of CTSI. In consultation with the Provost's Office, she has undertaken an internal structural reorganization of CTSI that has resulted in the elimination of the Associate Director, OTA and the Director, RCAT positions and the creation of one new Associate Director position for CTSI. This new position includes areas of responsibility that are in line with the integrated mandate of CTSI. I am pleased to announce that after a recent search Pam Gravestock has accepted the position of Associate Director of CTSI, and began her new role September 1st, 2009. Pam has been with the OTA since 2002 when it was first established, initially as the Assistant Director and since 2004 as the Associate Director. She also served as Acting Director from July 2007 to December 2007.

Please join me in welcoming Carol and Pam in their new roles at CTSI.