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The Teaching & Learning Centre
About the Newsletter
Articles in the September 2019 Academic Newsletter:
From Laurel's Desk – June 2019
Laurel Schollen, Vice-President Academic, introduces the June 2019 issue of the Academic Newsletter.
The Teaching & Learning Summer 2019 Conference
Nearly sixty faculty members participated in the Teaching & Learning Centre’s Summer Conference on August 22 and 23, focusing on student engagement.
An Accumulation of the Best Teaching Advice from Faculty Focus
Dr. Ken Alford from Brigham Young University compiled the best teaching advice he received throughout his teaching career for Faculty Focus.
New Full-time Faculty Starting Fall 2019
We are proud to announce the following new full-time faculty hires for fall 2019 (as of August 31, 2019).
Course Outlines in My.Seneca: An update
An update from ITS.
Upcoming from the Teaching & Learning Centre
The Teaching & Learning Centre is offering a variety of upcoming learning opportunities: courses, online modules, and our conference. We also have two new series.
Using a Hook Question
A faculty member explains how and why he uses a hook question as a warm-up activity with his students.
Cool Tools for Back to School
Cool Tools for Back to School: AutoDraw, the Assignment Calculator, the Seneca Apps, and the Learning Portal’s Study Skills Hub
Integrity by Design: Improving Academic Integrity through Assessment Design
Assessment design can be used to promote academic integrity. Here are a few considerations in your assessment design that can reduce cheating.
Student Assessment Policy
The purpose of the new Student Assessment Policy is to provide clarity to students and faculty regarding timely assessment and the variety and weighting of assessments (grounded in the principles of fairness and transparency regarding assessment and feedback that are already practiced by faculty).
Encouraging Students to use Effective Learning Strategies
Learn how to use effective learning strategies, both in and outside of the classroom (tips for faculty and students).
Copying Content in My.Seneca: Course Copy vs Export vs Archive
There are several ways to move and copy content in My.Seneca, including Course Copy and Export/Archive. So what’s the difference?
Reminder: My.Seneca Minimum Requirements
Remember to adhere to the My.Seneca Minimum Requirements policy when setting up your My.Seneca course site(s). The Teaching & Learning Centre website has resources to help you meet the minimum requirements.
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning
Lynda.com, the online learning platform, is now LinkedIn Learning.
Mythware is a Classroom Management Software. With Mythware, faculty have the ability to ‘manage’ student networked computers by applying a variety of different options and/or restrictions to the computers in the lab.
Career Recharge: Preparing for the future of work
Through the TD Ready Challenge grant, Seneca is able to provide a series of workshops, events, and mentorship opportunities. This initiative is free and open to the public and the Seneca community.
Getting Involved in Applied Research: What’s new this year?
Applied research provides a unique experiential learning opportunity to students and provides faculty with an opportunity to apply research skills and expertise to solve technical and business challenges for Seneca’s industry and community partners, while transferring knowledge back to the classroom.
From the Registrar
The Registrar provides an update on projects, supports, and services.
Learning Centre Service Model
The Seneca Learning Centre is updating its services to offer a broader approach this fall.
Mental Health Initiatives at Seneca
Most of us are aware through media and research of the increasing need for mental health supports in postsecondary institutions across the province and Seneca is no different.
Reflection on a Faculty Led Program Abroad to Rome, Italy
This past spring, 15 students and two faculty from the Biotechnology–Advanced diploma program in the School of Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry travelled to the Eternal City for an intensive laboratory program.
Coming Soon: International Opportunities on SeneNews and My.Seneca
Seneca International and the International Mobility Office are currently working to engage staff for participation in the College’s wide range of international activities.
Supporting Students on Academic Probation through the Strive Program
The Learning Centre developed the Strive: Strengths, Resilience, Excellence program. The goal was to help students develop the learning strategies to succeed academically while building awareness about the positive psychology of resilience, grit, and optimism to better learn about themselves and how they can be successful.
Seneca Hybrid & Online Courses: Quality Framework
As part of Seneca’s commitment to quality and teaching standards of practice, a Quality Framework has been developed to measure hybrid and online courses.
Introducing Seneca’s Centre for Graduate & Professional Studies
We are pleased to share these FAQs about the new Centre for Graduate & Professional Studies.
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