Individual Instructor Support

The RGASC offers one-on-one support for UTM instructors who would like assistance with projects related to teaching and learning. We can help you:  

  • identify evidence-based instructional strategies aligned with your course goals and student learning outcomes;
  • design a new course or redesign an existing one;
  • develop formative and summative assessment tools to measure and provide feedback on student learning;
  • generate innovative ideas for in-class and out-of-class activities;
  • teaching in an Active Learning Classroom or using active learning strategies;
  • help with assignment design;
  • write student learning outcomes;
  • create or revise your syllabus;
  • interpret and respond to course evaluation data;
  • support teaching and learning research (SoTL); and
  • map course-level learning, program-level and degree-level expectations.

We work collaboratively with other campus units including the AccessAbility Resource Centre, the UTM Library, the Office of the Registrar, and Information & Instructional Technology Services. We welcome opportunities to assist individual instructors, groups of instructors, teaching assistants, or departments. Depending on the project and individual needs, support may take the form of one or two meetings, or a more regular schedule of ongoing consultations throughout the term.

We are available to conduct teaching observations and microteaching sessions. Consultations are also available to help faculty draft their teaching philosophy statement.

The RGASC provides additional faculty support for specific concerns related to teaching writing, numeracy, scientific literacy and teaching English Language Learners.

To request a consultation, please contact the RGASC’s Educational Developer, Dianne Ashbourne, 905-569-4790 or contact the RGASC Front Desk, 905-828-3858. If you are unsure whether we can help or where to start, please contact us to ask!