Graduate Studies 9500

The Theory and Practice of University Teaching 


Fall 2017 Course Information

SGPS 9500, an interdisciplinary graduate credit course on the theory and practice of university teaching, is offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The goals of the course are to: (1) share and discuss background research and theory relevant to university teaching, and (2) provide the opportunity for practice and feedback on basic teaching skills.

Students are expected to actively participate in class meetings through discussions and other learning activities and through their involvement in mandatory microteaching sessions.

Although the course will appear on the student's transcript, it may be used as a substitute for departmental course requirements only with special permission from the department.

Course grades (Pass/Fail) will be forwarded to Graduate Chairs, but will not affect the student's academic average.

This course is best suited to those with some university teaching experience and is recommended for upper-year doctoral students.

Course enrollment is limited to 30 students.

PLEASE NOTE: Completing SGPS 9500 satisfies the following components of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning: the TA Training/Microteaching requirement, and the Written Project. You will also complete part of the Teaching Portfolio component during this course.

Course Information
Class Meetings:

Graduate Fall Term 2017


Fridays, September 15 - December 1 

9:30am - 12:30 pm*

Location: WALS TECH FNB 2210

*This course also includes an additional hour of work completed online independently each week (i.e., 3 hours in-class + 1 hour online)

Registration Information:

To apply for the course:

1) Login to the registration system, then go to the event page for Graduate Studies 9500.

2) Carefully follow the registration instructions.**

3) After review of the registration application, you will be registered in the course.

** ALL online applications are placed on a waitlist for the course until the Registration Application is received and reviewed.

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Karyn Olsen
Teaching Support Centre
The D.B. Weldon Library
Phone: 661-2111 Ext. 84651
E-mail: kolsen5@uwo.ca 

Dr. Lauren Anstey 
Teaching Support Centre
The D.B. Weldon Library
Phone: 661-2111 Ext. 81218
E-mail: lauren.anstey@uwo.ca 

Course Syllabus:

SGPS 9500B Fall 2017 Course Outline coming soon 

Course Website: Only available to enrolled students
https://owl.uwo.ca/portal

SGPS 9500 Fall 2017 Q&A Info Session

On August 10th, course coordinators Dr. Olsen and Dr. Anstey will host an Information Session for any graduate student interested in learning more about the course and its structure. The session will be offered both in-person and online simultaneously. Please see details and registration information below:

In-Person
Thursday August 10th, 2017
1:00-2:00pm EST
D.B. Weldon Library, Teaching Support Centre, Room 121 

Online
Thursday August 10th, 2017
1:00-2:00 EST
Via Collaborate UE Webinar (link to be provided upon registration)

Register here, for either the in-person or online event  

All registrants will receive a reminder email prior to the session. Those registered for the online session will receive a link for connecting to the online webinar platform (Collaborate UE)
 
Technical Requirements for Online Webinar Participation:

  • internet connection
  • web browser
  • built-in or external speakers and microphone
  • webcam (optional)
  • headset (optional)

Upcoming Courses

Course will be offered again in Winter 2019.