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The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) is the centre for research on teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). ISUP promotes the study of university pedagogy, especially the experiences of undergraduate students, through collaborative research, instruction, training, scholarship, and assessment.

ISUP in Action:  How we support students

We support the development of academic skills with our first-year foundational courses, ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond, and ISP130: Numeracy for University and Beyond, and ease the transition from high-school to university with our interdisciplinary utmONE first-year transition courses

Students and their advisors can learn more about these courses here

Students at all stages in their academic career, both undergraduate and graduate, can connect with the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre through individual consultations, workshops, and programs related to academic writing skills, numeracy and math skills, learning and study strategies. All UTM students can benefit from accessing the RGASC.  Additionally, the RGASC provides collaborative support to graduate students, teaching assistants, and faculty and instructors to help them create the best possible environments for learning in their classes, labs, and tutorials.

Visit the RGASC website to find out more 


Additional Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, staff teaching assistants, graduate students and postdocs can connect with the Teaching and Learning Collaboration, a community with a shared interest in teaching and learning at UTM for workshops, reading groups, colleague connections and other offerings related to strengthening their teaching practice.   

Learn more about current opportunities on the TLC website

As the department grows, ISUP will invite faculty and staff who are engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to join us for events and establish cross-appointments.  

Contact Us

If you would like to contact one of our staff or faculty directly you will find contact details on the Our People page.  

If you have general inquiries, you are welcome to contact us at