Teaching and Learning Support for Instructors

We offer support for UTM instructors seeking assistance with projects related to teaching and learning. We welcome opportunities to work with:

  • individual instructors;
  • groups of instructors;
  • teaching assistants; and
  • departments.

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;
  • learn about Active Learning Classrooms 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 scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects; and
  • map course-level learning, program-level and degree-level expectations.

How we Work

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 conduct teaching observations and microteaching sessions.
  • We can help you draft teaching philosophy statements.
  • We provide support for specific concerns related to teaching writing, numeracy, scientific literacy, and teaching English Language Learners.

We work collaboratively with other units on campus, including:

Request a Consultation


Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer
Email: di.ashbourne@utoronto.ca
Phone: 905-569-4790


RGASC Front Desk
Email: academicskills.utm@utoronto.ca 
Phone: 905-828-385