Deadline approaching for submissions to York University’s Teaching in Focus Conference

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.

The call for proposals for the annual York University teaching and learning conference – Teaching In Focus (TIF) – is now open. The 2016 Teaching in Focus conference will take place May 19 and 20 at York University’s Keele campus. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 29.

The conference has been organized into two distinct themes – Research in Teaching (May 19) and What Works (May 20). Details of the full conference schedule will be made available in early March.

Organizers in the Teaching Commons are seeking proposals for 20 minute sessions from York University instructors. If the answer is yes to any of the following questions, conference organizers want to hear from you:

• Did you try something new in your classroom this year? Would you like to share the high and maybe the low points?
• Have you a tip or technique that engages students, or makes teaching more enjoyable for you?
• Do you have an idea to share with your colleagues?

Proposals will be peer reviewed, and presenters will be given the opportunity to write up their work to be published in the conference proceedings. To submit your proposal, visit the online submission form at:

Registrations are now being accepted for this conference. The conference is free. To submit your registration, visit the online registration form at:

To learn more, visit the Teaching Commons website.