We offer workshops, one-on-one consultations and retreats for people across campus.
Come see us for:
- Workshops on topics like teaching large classes and creating strong multiple choice exams.
- Departmental retreats to help programs identify and clarify their learning outcomes.
- One-on-one consultations regarding many aspects of teaching, including teaching dossiers, syllabus development, cirriculum design, and teaching tips.
- Help with developing and assessing assignments for a diverse student body.
- Support with identifying learning outcomes for your course.
Being a TA is an exciting and challenging experience. Whether you are a new TA, a potential TA, or a senior TA, we can help you succeed:
- Fall and spring TA conferences to provide you with the tools to succeed as a TA.
- Regular workshops throughout the year to delve into the issues TAs face.
- The Teaching Assistant Consultant program, to provide leadership to TAs in each department.
- One-on-one confidential consultations with Cynthia Korpan, LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training.
- The Centre for Academic Communciation (CAC) provides support for TAs who are using English as an additional language through one-on-one learning consultations and an annual International Teaching Assistant Retreat, held in late August.
, LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training
We offer a number of professional development activities to support you in your graduate studies:
- The LATHE program (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) is an excellent addition to your graduate degree to help you both in the post-graduation job market and in your teaching skill set
- The Centre for Academic Communciation (CAC) offers graduate-level programming to help you understand academic expectations, write more fluently, and manage academic texts
- The workshops and conferences for Teaching Assistants (TAs) provide valuable information to graduate students, even if they are not current or future TAs
- The TA Program Manager, Cynthia Korpan, can meet with you to discuss what Learning and Teaching Centre programming is most suitable for you
- UVic's undergraduate research journal, The Arbutus Review, requires volunteer peer reviewers on an ongoing basis
We offer lots of support to help you succeed academically:
- The Centre for Academic Communication (CAC) offers drop-in zones, one-on-one consultations, and workshops on all aspects of academic communication, like writing, reading, presenting and discussing academic work. Find us in the Learning Commons in the Library. We're there Monday - Friday. Drop by and see what we can do to help you.
- Math and Stats Assistance Centre offers drop-in help for first and second year math classes in two locations: the Learning Commons in the Library and the David Turpin Building. Bring your math homework and work with classmates under the guidance of a tutor to master the concepts required for success in these courses.
- The Arbutus Review is UVic's undergraduate online research journal, where you can publish your third or fourth year papers, honours thesis or Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) project. Publishing is a wonderful way to share your research with others and makes a great addition to your job and graduate school application materials.