Faculty Engagement

Faculty Engagement. A banner depicting a faculty member and a student interacting with a board game.

Are you a faculty member at UTM? The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) cordially invites you to participate in a variety of UTM student programming in the Fall 2020 term! In 2019-2020, 101 faculty members participated in various initiatives and helped staff and students build and enrich the greater UTM community. This year, we are happy to repeat our successful past initiatives and welcome returning and new faculty members to participate!

Click on the image below to learn about the benefits of engaging with students in co-curricular activities!

Why participate?

We highly appreciate faculty contributions to our initiatives and recognize the work and time of every faculty participant. All instructors participating in CSE programming receive letters in support of the PTR process in April outlining their contributions to our programming.

Complete this webform to express interest in getting involved in one or more of the opportunities listed below.

Available Opportunities

CCR Validators



CCR Validator:

A CCR validator provides guidance and support in the leadership development of Student Group members. In order for a Student Group to receive CCR recognition beyond the application itself, they require a faculty and/or staff member to serve as their validator.

What is my responsibility?

A validator meets with the student group a minimum of three times a year for 30 minutes and then uploads a list of student UTORids into the CCR system for the students who completed their role. 

Time Commitment: two hours total over the academic year

Target Faculty: Faculty across any area welcome!

 LAUNCH Week 1 Guest

LAUNCH Faculty Guest - Week 1:

LAUNCH is a first-year mentorship program that supports student transition & success. For the first week of LAUNCH, we connect students to faculty, to help answer questions, and connect students to the professors at UTM.

What is my responsibility? 

Faculty are invited to a LAUNCH session to engage with students and answer questions! Faculty will play a game with students, in which a question is asked, and both faculty and students will answer it. We then compare student expectations to the reality presented by faculty. The students are also able to do a Q&A.

Dates Needed: Over the period of Sept 12-18

Time Commitment: Each session is 45 minutes (may sign up for one or more!)

Target Faculty: Looking for faculty in Business, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities! 

 PSEP Mentors

PSEP Mentors:

Every year UTM welcomes a small group of exceptional students through the President's Scholars of Excellence Program.  PSEP students at UTM are provided access to a number of exclusive opportunities including a faculty mentor in their program of study.  

What is my responsibility?

Faculty mentors are paired with PSEP students throughout the year, to provide support, guidance and assist students to develop and explore their academic goals.  By enabling students to develop personalized faculty connections, PSEP Faculty Mentors play a key role in positively enriching the undergraduate experience of PSEP students.

Dates needed: Fall Term

Time commitment: 5-10 hours over the academic year 

Target Faculty: Faculty across any area welcome!

  SIP Faculty Advisors

SIP Faculty Advisors

The Social Innovation Project is an initiative that partners small groups of UTM students with a non-for-profit organization in Peel. The students work together with the partner organization over the course of the academic year to develop and complete a project that meets the needs of a challenge faced by that organization. The project is fully funded or jointly funded by the Centre for Student Engagement.

What is my responsibility?

Faculty will have the opportunity to support the development of the project plans, along with student learning and development through check-ins and reflection opportunities throughout the academic year.

Time Commitment:  10-15 hours over the academic year (three check-ins)

Target Faculty: Six faculty members needed, across any area of teaching 


Interested in getting involved? Fill up our webform here.


For all questions and feedback regarding Faculty Engagement, please contact:

Ashley Pereira Mendoza
Student Engagement Administrator 

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