The Queen's University Program in University Teaching and Learning offers formal recognition of your training and development undertaken to enhance teaching related skills and expertise. There are four separate program certificates:
The Program in University Teaching and Learning is self-directed and can be completed at any time to fit with training and development opportunities. Each certificate has a set of guidelines and criteria with several options. Individuals may complete as many of the four certificates as they wish in any order that they choose. Students and post-doctoral fellows may complete these certificate requirements while they are Teaching Assistants, in other teaching roles, or as part of their general professional development. Certificate packages must be submitted with the "Certificate Checklist" for the specific Certificate attached. These Checklists are included in the PDF files above.
To prepare graduate students for their immediate responsibilities as TAs in undergraduate programs at Queen's as well as their potential future roles as instructors in higher education;
To consolidate the various graduate student development in teaching and TA training and development activities at Queen's into one program;
To offer formal recognition to graduate students for their commitment and work to enhance their teaching skills.
The program is flexible and graduate students can progress through the certificates at their own pace. The certificates may be done concurrently, and most certificates' first steps are activities students and post-doctoral fellows are already engaging in.
If just starting, typically, graduate students will take one semester to complete each separate certificate, and a year and a half to finish the entire Program in University Teaching and Learning.
Participation in the program should not extend the length of time needed to complete students' studies.
The certificates have been redesigned to provide requirements that are more clear and applicable. If you are in the process of completing a certificate based on the prior criteria, please contact email@example.com to discuss completing your certificate.
To register, or for further information, contact: