Plan to attend York U’s Teaching in Focus conference

York University’s fifth annual Teaching in Focus (TIF) conference returns for another year on May 17 and 18. This year’s program is bigger and more imaginative. As in previous years, the conference is offered free of charge. The registration deadline is May 5.

Over the two days, parallel sessions provided by the York community will offer opportunities to hear about good practice in teaching, stories from the chalkboard, and triumphs and challenges. In total, there are 30 presenters as well as panels and poster sessions.

Nancy Chick

Professor Nancy Chick from the University of Calgary will be the keynote speaker on day one of TIF. Chick is University Chair in Teaching and Learning, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Teaching Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is also the founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/ISSOTL), co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies, and author of a variety of publications about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects she’s conducted as well as SoTL as a field. In her keynote, Chick will explore what is meant by SoTL, what counts and how to get published in the field. This will be of interest to experienced researchers in teaching and learning as well as newcomers.

Demand is high for the conference and space is limited. Register for the 2017 Teaching in Focus Conference by completing the registration form. The conference is open to all full- and part-time faculty, adjunct and contract faculty, and teaching assistants.

Full details on TIF can be found at http://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/conferences/york-conferences/.

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