Planning for Change – Responding to Change: 9th Annual University of Toronto Teaching & Learning Symposium, 3 November 2014

PDAD&C #28, 2014-15

To:  PDAD&C 
From:      Carol Rolheiser
Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation 
Date:  October 22, 2014 
Re: Planning for Change – Responding to Change
9th Annual University of Toronto Teaching & Learning Symposium, 3 November 2014

The 9th annual University-wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at Hart House. We ask that you encourage faculty, academic administrators and staff from your unit to attend this full-day event. (See registration information below.)

This year’s Symposium considers recent changes in higher education that affect roles, contexts, pedagogy, curriculum and students. How have individuals and units handled these changes? How can we plan for and respond to change effectively? Through workshops on teaching strategies; presentations on current teaching and learning research; and sessions focusing on specific teaching dilemmas and nifty assignments, presenters and participants will explore these questions and more. The Symposium will feature a keynote address from President Meric Gertler and a special “Welcome to My Classroom” session from one of this year’s President’s Teaching Award recipients, Don Boyes (Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts & Science).

Whether it is curricular transformations, our changing students, or evolving pedagogies, the University of Toronto community is impacted by the changing landscape of Canadian higher education. The Teaching & Learning Symposium is an opportunity to share experience, insight, and research with colleagues on our changing roles and contexts. This tri-campus event is intended to stimulate discussion and the sharing of practical, successful experiences around teaching and learning, aiming to enhance communications and build internal networks. It is a cross-divisional forum that allows faculty, staff and librarians to explore and share new instructional methods, and to celebrate our commitment to teaching and learning.

For more information, including a detailed program of the day’s events, and to register, please visit:

Questions about the Symposium can be directed to: Alli Diskin, Program Assistant, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation at or 416-946-3799.