Faculty Engagement

Faculty Engagement. A banner depicting a faculty member and a student interacting with a board game.

Watch out for our calls for Faculty Engagement opportunities in August and November!

Are you a faculty member at UTM? The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) cordially invites you to participate in a variety of UTM student programming in the fall 2018 term!

Research shows us that faculty involvement in co-curricular activities helps create positive and motivational student experiences that are essential for learning success. In 2017-2018, 151 faculty members participated in 15 initiatives and helped staff and students build and enrich the greater UTM community. This year, we are happy to repeat our successful past initiatives and welcome returning and new faculty members to participate!

Why Participate?

Why participate in co-curricular student activities?

Learn more by clicking the image above to access the PDF document.


We highly appreciate faculty contributions to our initiatives and recognize work and time of every faculty participant.  All instructors participating in CSE programming receive PTR letters in April outlining their contributions to our programming.


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Available Opportunities

O-Week - The First Lecture

  • Faculty will have the opportunity during O-Week to give "The First Lecture" to incoming UTM students, all divided in their program streams (science, social science, humanities and business). Talks will be structured like Ted-Talks and will be 18 minutes long.
  • We are looking for faculty who will share their passions and the impact that they are having at UTM and in society through new ideas, ground-breaking research, and enlightening experiences.
  • Interested? Learn more about The First Lecture here and inquire about faculty participation in this event here.

Engaging Faculty Events

  • Faculty will have the opportunity to host or join in on an activity with students such as a Board Game Night, an on-campus UTM Escape Room or a unique activity. Event timing and other details will be discussed with interested instructors.
  • We are looking for faculty who, through formal and informal roles as teachers and mentors, model intellectual work, promote mastery of knowledge and skills and help students make connections between their studies and future plans.
  • Interested? Learn more about Engaging Faculty Events here and inquire about faculty participation in this event here.

LAUNCH - Session 1: You @ UTM

  • Faculty will have the opportunity to be a guest speaker for session 1 of LAUNCH, our first-year transition program. As a part of LAUNCH session 1, students will learn from faculty about how to communicate with professors, TA's and discuss tips for academic success. No preparation is required and faculty will be provided with a list of questions before the event.
  • Interested? Learn more about LAUNCH here and inquire about faculty participation in this event here.

Community Development Project Challenge (*Tentative Name)

  • This year, we are launching our Community Development Projects, an initiative that partners a group of 6-10 students with a community organization to solve a problem faced by the organization, funded or partly-funded by the Centre for Student Engagement. Groups will come together to create a project plan and budget and launch their projects for the academic year.
  • Faculty will have the opportunity to support the development of the project plans, along with student learning and development through check-ins and reflection opportunities.
  • Interested? Inquire about faculty participation in this event here.

UTM Exam Jam

  • Exam Jam is a day-long exam preparation event held during the Fall and Winter exam study periods. Exam Jam combines intensive, course-specific, academic review sessions (instructor-led, possibly in cooperation with FSG leaders) with well-being activities that promote healthier study habits and stress management (student services-led). 
  • Interested? Learn more about UTM Exam Jam here and inquire about faculty participation in this event here.

UTM Exam Jam Instructors' handbook icon.

Access a PDF handbook to support instructors in planning an Exam Jam review by clicking the image above.


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Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Faculty Engagement, please contact:

Svitlana Frunchak
Student Success Coordinator, Academic Initiatives

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