View fall 2016 Centre for Academic Excellence programming


Staff and faculty are encouraged to view programming available this fall (and beyond) from the Centre for Academic Excellence.

To learn more about any program or to register, click the on the title of interest. Additional information will also be shared throughout the term via email, Inside NC, and the CAE website.

Teaching Circles (Registration now open!)
The Teaching Circles Program provides faculty with an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching through a process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. Faculty members will be assigned to a teaching circle and invite one another to observe a class during the fall term. Members will then meet to discuss what they’ve learned about their own practice through the observational process. No evaluation. No feedback. No record. Just the opportunity to reflect on teaching in the company of interesting colleagues.

Teaching and Learning Workshops
The CAE will be hosting one-hour teaching and learning workshops throughout the fall term. Many fall workshops will be facilitated by guest faculty experts from NC and other regional colleges. To view workshop information, including descriptions, dates, and locations, please visit the CAE website.

Instructional Skills Workshop  (Jan 3, 4 and 5, 2017)
The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), is an internationally-certified, intensive three-day workshop that offers faculty the opportunity to explore conditions that give rise to powerful learning experiences among students. The ISW serves as a laboratory for experienced instructors who wish to refine and expand their teaching practice, to explore new ideas or to revisit the fundamentals. We will running an NC-ISW on Jan 3-5, 2017. Details about this opportunity will be shared widely in November.

Individual Consultations
The CAE offers voluntary, confidential consultation services to faculty and academic staff who are seeking to expand or improve their curriculum design, course documents and/or instructional strategies. By request, representatives from the CAE would be happy to discuss and provide resources related to a range of concerns, such as:
• improving course documents (i.e. a TLP, a rubric, an assignment description);
• using Blackboard or other eLearning tools to support student learning; and
• addressing a difficult classroom management situation.

To book a confidential consultation, please email or call any members of the Educational Development team directly – Apryl Gill (, Jennifer Martin (, or Natasha Hannon ( For all other registrations, please email project assistant, Sharon Everett (

Have questions about the above CAE opportunities? Please contact Apryl Gill at

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