Resource Information for New Faculty

RESOURCE DIRECTORY FOR UTM FACULTY

The information found below contains important information for newly appointed faculty to UTM regarding research, teaching & learning, and many other matters.  It provides you with links to assist you with the information you need and how to access it.

PDF of Resource Directory.

  1. Research
  2. Teaching & Learning
  3. Communication
  4. Professional Development
  5. Families/Partners/Spouses
  6. Wellness
  7. Other

Research

Office of the Vice Principal, Research:  Important information for researchers such as funding opportunities, research on campus, financial matters pertaining to funds, etc. 

Research Guide for Faculty: a practical overview of the research policies and procedures at UTM.  Please take some time to look at this site.

Find Funding: Research funding opportunities and the Pivot Funding Opportunities Database, a searchable and sortable database of available awards, grants, funds and other funding opportunities.

My Research: The My Research system is the web-enabled gateway for Investigators, Academic Administrators and Staff for research related administrative activities at the University of Toronto. It provides access to the My Research Application (MRA), My Research Human Protocol (MRHP), and My Research Animal Protocol (MRAP) systems, as well as (for faculty only) to My Research On Line (MROL).

Manage Your Research Funding: Information on accessing your research funds, roles and responsibilities in accounting and compliance, spending of research funds, and more.

Teaching and Learning Grants: Pedagogical research grant opportunities available to UTM faculty.

Research Opportunity Program (ROP): Opportunity to have an undergraduate student as a researcher for 0.5 or 1.0 credits. International exchange student ROP opportunities exist as well.

Research Alerts: Information regarding upcoming research funding and awards applications and their deadlines for the University of Toronto community.

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Teaching & Learning

UTM Academic Handbook: A resource for instructors covering all aspects of course delivery, including regulations and guidelines for dealing with issues ranging from term tests to academic integrity.

Academic Integrity Kit: A handbook for instructors for preventing academic offences, responding to potential academic offences, resources for students, and more.

Curriculum Handbook: The purpose of this document is to aid in the Annual Undergraduate Curriculum Cycle at UTM by providing an overview of the processes and procedures involved and information about the undergraduate curriculum review and governance consideration.

UTM Guidelines for the Evaluation of Teaching: Guidelines that will help you as you put together your teaching dossier for your probationary review and for your tenure or continuing status review.  Please keep these in mind as you put together your teaching dossier.

Teaching & Learning Collaboration (TLC):  The Teaching and Learning Collaboration (TLC) at UTM aims to build a community centered on a shared interest in teaching and learning. Please sign up to the listserv to hear about the opportunities to join a workshop, participate in a reading group or community of practice, or attend one of the many other offerings we host throughout the year.

Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC): The RGASC works collaboratively with faculty to help them create the best possible environments for learning in their classes, labs and tutorials.  The RGASC also has experts who will be able to help you as you develop your teaching philosophy as you are building your teaching dossier.

Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI): CTSI is a hub for teaching and learning at U of T’s St. George campus and they will support faculty with your teaching needs and they will help evaluate your teaching dossier as you move forward towards your review and tenure or continuing status.

  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring: The P2P mentoring program pairs up colleagues for a structured teaching partnership. Several UTM faculty have participated and have recommended the program to others.

Green Courses: Contribute to UTM’s sustainable identity and certify your course as a Green Course by adopting sustainable practices such as using double-sided printing, online assignment submissions, etc.

Teaching and Learning Grants: Pedagogical research grant opportunities available to UTM faculty.

U of T CV Format: A standard CV format suggested for U of T faculty.  Some departments suggest that you use this and others have their own style of CV.

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Communication

We encourage you to sign up to the below listservs and alert systems as they are important to keeping you aware of UTM events, workshops, seminars, and more.

  • Erindale – General Communications Listserv: General UTM updates and events. Simple put Subscribe on the subject line and you will be added to the distribution list.
  • All Faculty Listserv: – Information of interest to all faculty at UTM. Simple put Subscribe on the subject line and you will be added to the distribution list.
  • University of Toronto Alert System: Register for alerts to quickly receive important messages via telephone, email and text. Alert complements other University communications channels, such as websites and social media.
  • Research Alerts: Information regarding upcoming research funding and awards applications and their deadlines for the University of Toronto community.

Media Room – Resources for Faculty: Information to guide your efforts as you work with the media to share your research or teaching experiences.

U of T Experts - Blue Book: Allows you to search for experts across all three campuses. Also provides information such as Media Tips, Writing an Effective Opinion Piece, TV Interview Tips and Tips for Difficult Interviews. If you wish you can sign up to be added to the Blue Book.

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Professional Development

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD):  The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.

  • The Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a whole new level.

University of Toronto Faculty Associate (UTFA) Workshops: UTFA is the official representative of faculty and librarians on employment matters and they hold workshops to help you through the tenure and continuing status process.  Please keep an eye out for their workshops.

U of T CV Format: A standard CV format suggested for U of T faculty.  Some departments suggest that you use this and others have their own style of CV.

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Families/Partners/Spouses

The Family Care Office: Provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families.

U of T Spouse/Partner Employment: If your partner will be searching for employment when you relocate to the Toronto area, learn about the resources available to assist in securing employment.

  • Dual Career Connection: provides employment coaching and resources to assist dual career spouses/partners in their search for employment in the Greater Toronto area.

Pets: Information regarding bringing pets through Canadian customs, as well as contact information for veterinarian referrals.

Setting Up Your Household: Information on banking, car and home insurance, utilities, and more.

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Wellness

Accommodation: Guidelines for accessibility accommodation in the workplace.

Arts and Culture: Information about arts and cultural events and spaces at UTM.

Athletics and Recreation: The Department of Recreation, Athletics, & Wellness (RAWC) offers numerous intramural sports, drop-in activities, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and much, much more.

BikeShare: Provides free, 48-hour bicycle rentals.  BikeShare also performs educational repairs, where we teach you how to perform the repairs your bike needs.

Connections and Conversations: An affinity group for racialized U of T faculty and staff and their supporters. The staff-driven initiative offers discussions and a support network for racialized staff to flourish at U of T.

Employee & Family Assistance Program: Offers counselling, coaching, information, and support for all types of issues relating to mental health, health management, and achieving greater personal and workplace well-being - available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year at locations both near your home or work.

GTA Resources: Discover the diverse communities across the Greater Toronto area (GTA), Mississauga, and Scarborough and get familiarized with local weather and culture.

Indigenous Centre: The Indigenous Centre at UTM works to support Indigenous students, staff, and faculty at UTM as well as inspire future Indigenous students to a welcoming and inclusive UTM community.

  • Centre for Indigenous Studies: At the St. George campus, the Centre offers among other programs Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq an Indigenous language initiative that supports the University of Toronto community in the study and everyday use of Indigenous languages.           

Mindful Moments: Weekly mindfulness meditation available to all members of the UTM community.

Wellness Routes: Wellness Routes is a program aimed to engage students, staff and faculty in activities that promote well-being and resiliency. By walking through campus and the surrounding areas, participants will learn the impact of physical health on mental health and wellbeing.

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Other

Work Study Program: Organized through the UTM Career Centre, this link will provide you with information on how to request work-study positions.

Research Opportunity Program (ROP): Opportunity to have an undergraduate student as a researcher for 0.5 or 1.0 credits. International exchange student ROP opportunities exist as well.

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