Faculty & Instructors

The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) provides UTM instructors and teaching assistants with support through individual consultations, formative observations of teaching practices, academic skills workshops, and initiatives and programs focused on the enhancement of student learning.

Support for Instructors

We offer Instructors the following:

Confidential, individual consultations can be booked through the Instructional Support Portal

Formative teaching observations can be requested through the UTM Teaching Observation Request Form.

Funding Opportunities

The Writing Development Initiative (WDI) provides financial and pedagogical support for projects that integrate more writing instruction into courses through assignments, direct instruction, providing feedback, and/or TA instruction. 

Teaching and Learning Collaboration

The Teaching and Learning Collaboration (TLC) is a community of colleagues centred on a shared interest in teaching and learning, offering professional development through workshops and events, pedagogical reading groups, and teaching and learning exchange lunches.

An initiative of the Office of the Dean in collaboration with RGASC, the TLC fosters a culture of teaching excellence and innovation to enhance student learning across our campus. The TLC provides an avenue for instructors to collaborate, share ideas, engage in critical discussion, explore challenges, and build teaching and learning expertise.  

Academic Skills Support for your students

We offer one-on-one instruction for students in writing, mathematics, scientific problem-solving, and general academic skills development (e.g., time management, note-taking, lecture-listening, multiple-choice test preparation, critical reading). We offer a variety of academic skills workshops focused on reading and writing skills, research skills, English language skills. We also offer on demand workshops, by request. We have developed a number of online academic resources, covering topics related to writing, study skills, math, academic integrity, and supporting English Language Learners

Through a peer-to-peer learning model, we provide an opportunity for students to join facilitated study groups (FSGs), which provide an opportunity for students to regularly review and practice discipline-related academic skills in a structured and collaborative setting.