Register soon for York U’s second annual Teaching in Focus conference on May 22

Teaching Commons staff lead a course for graduate students
The Teaching Commons courses for teaching assistants are offered at regular intervals throughout the academic year.

York University’s second annual Teaching in Focus (TIF) conference on May 22 is completely free and features a carefully curated, relevant program of workshops and panels. It offers the latest information on innovations in teaching techniques and the classroom experience, and the presenters are leaders in their fields.With just 150 spaces available, demand is high for this annual conference. Register early to avoid disappointment. The deadline for registrations is May 8. Click here to access the registration form. The conference is open to all full- and part-time faculty, adjunct and contract faculty, and teaching assistants.

The full-day program is broken into three sections with five parallel rooms. The panels and workshops are organized around key themes: Enhancing Teaching and Learning; eLearning; Experiential Education; Student Transition and Engagement; and Approaches to Teaching.

Punctuating the day are two dynamic keynote presentations. The morning keynote will be delivered by York Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton. Harvey Weingarten, president and CEO of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will deliver the afternoon keynote address.

For the full program and abstracts, visit the Teaching in Focus conference website.

The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. The Teaching Commons team is based in Room 1050 Technology Enhanced Learning Building (or “TEL”) on York University’s Keele campus. It maintains a virtual presence via the Teaching Commons website and Moodle courses. More than a presence, the Teaching Commons is built on the power of networking that is focused on a collegial, collaborative environment. Staff within the Teaching Commons works across and within all of York University’s Faculties and Support Services.