Welcome to the September 2018 issue of Innovatus

Welcome back to class and the start of the fall semester!

As part of our welcome to students and faculty, we have an interesting issue of Innovatus full of compelling articles. This month, we explore the power and potential of experiential learning, the talented faculty and staff in the Teaching Commons, the creation of digital assets from a number of organized research units at the University and offer an important announcement regarding an upcoming experiential education conference.

Featured in the September 2018 issue of Innovatus

Will Gage

New faculty get to know York University
New faculty enjoy their own orientation to teaching and learning at York University during a two-day event held at the start of the fall 2018 semester. Click here.

I spy ISCI – and so do eager science students
ISCI, or the Integrated Science program, is a select, first-year program for high-achieving, dedicated science students. It allows participants the flexibility to add courses to their studies and serves as a teaching lab for faculty. Click here.

Student actors as patients can teach patience
What do you get when you put a class of budding athletic therapists together with a group of theatre students acting as patients? If you’re the instructor for the Advanced Athletic Therapy and Rehabilitation course at York University, you anticipate the experience will yield athletic therapy students with a better grasp of the uncertainties of examining and evaluating patients. Click here.

Creating opportunities for student-faculty partnerships
Cherie Woolmer, a post-doctoral research Fellow at McMaster University, is a visiting educational developer at the Teaching Commons at York University. Woolmer is sharing her expertise in faculty-student engagement. Click here.

Teaching Commons makes a name for itself beyond York University
The Teaching Commons team is becoming well-known beyond York University, specifically for their scholarly contributions to the study of teaching, educational development and course development. Click here.

Interested in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences in your classroom but don’t know where to start?
The Office of the Vice Provost Academic and York University Libraries are engaged in a unique collaboration managing the digitization and mobilization of four primary source collections aligned with four of the University’s research centres. The collections provide a rich, online resource. Click here.

Upcoming symposium will celebrate experiential education at York University
On January 22, 2019, the Experiential Education (EE) Symposium will celebrate and showcase the achievements of students who have participated in experiential education activities. The application window opens mid-October. Click here.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Innovatus, which is produced by the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning in partnership with Communications & Public Affairs.

I extend a personal invitation to you to share your experiences in teaching, learning and the student experience through the Innovatus story form, which is available at http://tl.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=16573/.


Will Gage
Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning