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September 16, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Foundations for (New) Faculty 2011

For a downloadable version of the agenda, please scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to a PDF document.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Career Centre CC-101


Session Title


9:30 a.m. –
9:45 a.m.


Sandy Hughes,
Director: Teaching Support Services

9:45 a.m –
10:45 a.m.

Who are our students?

  • Learn about Laurier student demographics
  • Comments concerning millennial learners

Teaching Support Services

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Student Life Outside the Classroom

Leanne Holland Brown,
Dean of Students (Waterloo)

Becca Carroll,
Dean of Students (Brantford)

Gail Forsyth,
Director: Learning Services (Waterloo)

Jenna Olender, Writing & Study Skills Resource Centre Coordinator (Brantford)

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Supports

Jan Basso, Director: Co-operative Education & Career Development

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


  • Welcome from Dr. Max Blouw
Dr. Max Blouw, President and Vice-Chancellor

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ask the Deans/Deans Panel

  • Welcome from Dr. Deborah MacLatchy
  • Faculty success at Laurier – research, teaching, service
  • What’s important now vs. later?

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Vice-President: Academic and Provost

Academic Deans

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peters Building P2007


Session Title


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Classroom Management

  • Opportunity to provide tips, suggestions, answer questions

Ruth Cruikshank,
Business & Economics

Teaching Support Services

10:30 a.m –
10:45 a.m.

Dealing with Student Issues:  to counsel or not to counsel?

Alison Edgar-Bertoia,
Director: Counselling Services

Anna Gold,
Senior Counsellor - Laurier Brantford

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Travel Break

  • move to DAWB 2-105

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

First class meetings

Educational Technology

  • Invite participants to attend more in-depth training sessions

Teaching Support Services

Megan Lott, Undergraduate Student: Geography and Environmental Studies

Mary Scott,
Manager: Educational Technologies

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • Move to ARTS 1E1

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Teaching to Size: Scaling Classroom Activities

  • General discussion; profile activities that can be done in various sized classrooms
  • Move to the library

Mercedes Rowinsky,
Languages & Literatures

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Getting to know the Library

Joanne Oud, Library

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Faculty of Social Work Auditorium (Kitchener campus)


Session Title


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Designing your Course for Success

Teaching Support Services

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Room 108)

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WLUFA Presentation

Sheila McKee-Protopapas,
WLUFA Executive Director

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Information Technology Services (ITS)
Julie Topic, Director: ICT Support

Melanie More-Duckworth,
Manager: ICT Student Support

Stephanie Kuntz,
Manager: Employee Service Desk

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Educational Technologies Demonstration

  • Demos from faculty
  • University support of technologies

Trent Tucker, Business & Economics

Roman Makarov, Mathematics

Mary Scott,
Manager: Educational Technologies

Paul Kleinschmidt: Educational Technologies Administrator

2:30 p.m.

Optional Multimedia Training Session

  • Brief into to available classroom technologies
Carolyn Morrison, Technical Support Specialist: ITS

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Seminary S201


Session Title


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Building Better Syllabi

Teaching Support Services

10:30 a.m –
10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Thoughts on FIPPA

Shereen Rowe,
University Secretariat and General Counsel

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Academic Integrity

  • preventing, dealing with misconduct

Gail Forsyth, Director: Learning Services

Jeanette McDonald, Manager: Educational Development

11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Faculty Panel and Critical Incidents on Teaching and Learning

James Cairns, Contemporary Studies (Laurier Brantford)

Carol Duncan, Religion & Culture

Philippa Gates, English & Film Studies

Leanne Hagarty, Business & Economics

Tristan Long, Biology

2:45 p.m.

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