I want to begin this message by welcoming you all back after, hopefully, a good summer. And to new members who are joining us this year: Welcome to UM, where we value and celebrate excellence of teaching and learning.
As of 14 July, I assumed the directorship of CTLE. I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to lead this unit and to work with you towards realising the University’s commitment to student-centred and outcome-based teaching.
This year, we are extremely delighted to have expanded our team of Academic Staff Advisors. The 11-strong team will work closely with CTLE in order to better advise, coordinate and meet academic staff training needs.
This semester, the Full-Day Workshop will be held on 30 August, with a focus on challenges and opportunities of General Education. There will be regular professional development workshops, webinars and lunchtime conversations. We will also organise a Faculty Learning Community on Teaching Portfolio, as well as a series of TA Training Workshops. Do keep an eye on our updates and announcements.
You’re always welcome to write me or drop by my office. I look forward to meeting with many of you.
That’s all for now. See you soon. Here’s to a successful academic year of 2017/18!
Katrine Wong, DCTLE