Overview

Attend our faculty workshops and events to learn from your colleagues and share strategies and resources around community-engaged learning.

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Fall 2017 Events for Faculty Fall 2017
Winter 2018 Events for Faculty Winter 2018
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Past events Faculty gatherings

Events for Faculty Fall 2017

Register online with the form below for the event(s) of your choice.

 

Critical Community-Engaged Learning Reading Group

Thursday September 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  
KP 307: Quiet Room, 3rd Floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave, University of Toronto

Join other instructors in an informal discussion of recent scholarship in the field. This group is open to interested, new or experienced instructors of community-engaged learning courses. Please read the article in advance of the group meeting.

Reading: Grain, Kari M. and Darren E. Lund. “The Social Justice Turn: Cultivating ‘Critical Hope’ in an Age of Despair.” Michigan Journal of Community Service learning. 23

Volume 23, Issue 1, Fall 2016.

 

Faculty Roundtable: Community-Engaged Learning in STEM: Complexity, Cultural Nuance and Communication

Tuesday October 3, 2017  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
KP 208, Main Activity Hall, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto               

Roundtable speakers: Alon Eisenstein (Impact Centre), Sanja Hinic-Frlog (Biology, UTM), Fok-Han Leung (Medicine), Susan McCahan (Engineering and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education) and Franco Taverna (Human Biology).

The Centre for Community Partnerships' Roundtables on Community-Engaged Learning aim to foster new ideas, thoughtful conversations and resource sharing among instructors. Join us at our fall roundtable to discuss the use of community-engaged learning in STEM courses.

The American Association of Colleges and Universities recently suggested that the “challenge of STEM undergraduate education in the 21st century” is how to allow students to develop both “the capacity to apply disciplinary-specific knowledge to solving the world’s most complicated problems in culturally nuanced contexts and the ability to effectively communicate the importance of these problems and solutions.” How can instructors of STEM courses take up this challenge through using community-engaged learning (CEL) approaches? What might be the benefits -- and the challenges -- of engaging with community organizations as students consider the applicability of their knowledge and problem solving skills? At the fall faculty roundtable, experienced CEL instructors will share how they meet this challenge of engaging students with issues of complexity, cultural nuance, and communication in their STEM courses.

Faculty Roundtable: Teaching in the City: Reflective Urban Engagement in your Courses

Monday, November 13, 2017  1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Multi-Purpose Room, KP 207, 2nd Floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto      

Register online by Thursday, November 9  Register Online Now         

Roundtable speakers: Shauna Brail (Urban Studies), Laura Beth Bugg (Religion), and Susannah Bunce (Human Geography, UTSC).

The Centre for Community Partnerships' Roundtables on Community-Engaged Learning aim to foster new ideas, thoughtful conversations and resource sharing among instructors. Join us at this roundtable to discuss how to engage with the City in your courses.

When asking students to interact with the space of the City, or to enter neighborhoods that are not their own, how can we prepare them for ethical and reflective engagement? How can we create opportunities for students to learn through experiential engagement with urban spaces and the communities who live in them? At this roundtable, experienced community-engaged learning instructors will share their assignments, activities, course material and general strategies for engaging directly with the City in their teaching.

 

Community-Engaged Learning Course Design Workshop

November 27, 10 a.m. to  12 p.m.

Meeting Room KP 310, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto  

Register online by Friday, November 24  Register Online Now

Join us for a morning workshop that will cover the fundamentals of community-engaged learning pedagogy and practice and provide practical strategies for designing and running a community-engaged learning course. Bring a syllabus that you’d like to re-design or the idea for a course you’d like to create, and together we’ll work on designing a successful community-engaged learning course.

 

Martin Taylor, Advancing Community Engaged Research in Canada

An event co-hosted with the Jackman Humanities Institute

Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Jackman Humanities Institute Seminar Room, 10th floor, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, University of Toronto 

Please RSVP to jhi.admin@utoronto.ca 

Canada has a strong track record of community-based research. The Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) has partnership research as one of the three main components of its funding architecture. In this context, Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) is a national network of university members and allied partners with the mission of being a national champion and facilitator for collaborative community based research and community-campus engagement in Canada. Its goals are: to catalyze a national movement and capacity building; to advance community-university research, policy and advocacy engagement; and to provide communication and network support. CBRC supports a national network of university and community researchers working on a broad range of projects addressing issues of high priority on the research and societal agendas. As Board chair, Martin Taylor will present the opportunities and services that CBRC provides to its members.

Martin Taylor is the Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network and the board chair of Community-Based Research Canada. He is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Victoria and is the author of two books and over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the field of environmental and community health.

Events for Faculty Winter 2018

Critical Community-Engaged Learning Reading Group

Monday January 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Quiet Room, KP 307, 3rd Floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave, University of Toronto

Register online by Wednesday, January 17  Register Online Now

Join other instructors in an informal discussion of recent scholarship in the field. This group is open to interested, new or experienced instructors of community-engaged learning courses.

Reading: TBD

 

Community-Engaged Learning Course Design Workshop

Friday, February 9, 2018  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meeting Room, KP 310, 3rd floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto  

Register online by Tuesday, February 6 Register Online Now

Join us for a morning workshop that will cover the fundamentals of community-engaged learning pedagogy and practice and provide practical strategies for designing and running a community-engaged learning course. Bring a syllabus that you’d like to re-design or the idea for a course you’d like to create, and together we’ll work on designing a successful community-engaged learning course.

Faculty Roundtable: Provoking and Assessing Critical Reflection

Friday, March 9, 2018  10 – 11:30 a.m. 
Multi-Purpose Room, KP 207, 2nd Floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave., University of Toronto       

Register online by Tuesday, March 6  Register Online Now 

Roundtable speakers: Michelle Arnot (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Linzi Manicom (Community-Engaged Learning, New College), Stella Ng (Speech Language Pathology and Centre for Faculty Development), Joan Simalchik (Women and Gender Studies, UTM)

The Centre for Community Partnerships' Roundtables on Community-Engaged Learning aim to foster new ideas, thoughtful conversations and resource sharing among instructors. Join us at our next roundtable to discuss how to create and assess assignments that generate critical reflection.

If creating opportunities for students to reflect on their experiential learning is key in a community-engaged learning course, how do instructors design and evaluate assignments that move students beyond mere exposition towards critical reflection? At this roundtable, experienced instructors will share how they create and assess reflection opportunities that provoke critical thinking and learning in their community-engaged learning courses. 

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Past events for faculty 2014-2015 & 2015-16 & 2016-17

Looking for information about the kinds of events offered by CCP in the past? Our faculty events cover a variety of topics and bring together instructors who teach, or are interested in teaching, community-engaged learning courses.