Reappointment of Carol Rolheiser as Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

PDAD&C#62, 2013-14

To:  PDAD&C 
From:      Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs
Date:  May 16, 2014
Re:  Reappointment of Carol Rolheiser as Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

I am delighted to announce the reappointment of Professor Carol Rolheiser as Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation for a five-year term over six years, beginning July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2020.

As founding Director, Professor Rolheiser oversaw the successful amalgamation of the Office of Teaching Advancement and the Resource Centre for Academic Technology into the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI). 

Under Professor Rolheiser’s leadership, CTSI has explored new innovations in teaching, fostered awareness of the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and played a key role in the production and broad-based dissemination of effective pedagogical practices across the University.  CTSI has evolved into a “teaching hub”, building partnerships and collaboration across the University, within Ontario, and in international teaching and learning communities.  Consistent with its vision – Building teaching excellence through leadership, collaboration, and innovation – CTSI has created resources, provided support and demonstrated leadership for a range of teaching-related matters across the University.     

Since joining the University of Toronto in 1988, Professor Rolheiser has served the University in a number of capacities, including her previous administrative role as Associate Dean, Teacher Education at OISE.  Specializing in teacher education, teaching development, curriculum, instruction and assessment, her scholarship is reflected in a range of research grants, publications and teaching resources focused on K-12 and higher education contexts.  Professor Rolheiser is a recipient of the inaugural University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award (2006), honouring her career commitment to excellence in teaching, research in teaching, and the integration of research and teaching.  She also serves as Chair of the University of Toronto’s Teaching Academy.  Recently she received the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award, University of Toronto Chapter and Phi Delta Kappa International.

As a champion of quality teaching and innovation to support the student experience, Professor Rolheiser has been instrumental in creating and supporting internal and external partnerships and collaborations to further the University of Toronto’s reputation as an institution that is committed to teaching excellence.

Please join me in congratulating Professor Rolheiser on her reappointment.