CFL reFLEXions 1.1 -- Fall 2005
Welcome to the inaugural, fully online version of CFL reFLEXions. A new format, a new name, but the same commitment to exploring new ideas and best practices for teaching and learning at the University of Windsor, and beyond.
An innovative course in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, offered for the first time in Fall 2005, is already attracting attention from other universities in Canada. Ways of Knowing is developing a reputation for its unique structure: a class of 200 attends guest lectures drawn from across the university, then breaks into small working groups of 10 mentored by senior students. Full Story
University of Windsor Law Professor Reem Bahdi is hoping to use some innovative teaching techniques on the Canadian-Palestinian Judicial Education Project, which aims to support the judicial sector in the Palestinian Authority by promoting the impartiality of judges and training in human rights. Full Story
Dusting the mind: in a perfect world, we would perform this action as regularly as we would brush our teeth, walk the dog, or eat a meal. We would daily recognize its vital importance to our well being and our ability to live with each other, not to mention with ourselves. Full Story
Dr. Edwin Tam of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering has often been complimented on his teaching and communication style. Now his teaching skills have earned him an opportunity to improve his classroom material. Full Story
On Oct 30 and Nov 01 of this year, curriculum-development expert Dr. Harry Hubball (UBC) will be revisiting Windsor to discuss progress made by the university in making this a more "learning-centered" institution. During his first visit in 2003, he discussed program development with the Academic Management Group, led course-design workshops, and met with individual faculty. Full Story
On June 10, 2005, two University of Windsor faculty, Education Professor Ian Crawford and Biological Sciences Professor Jon Lovett-Doust, were named among Ontario's six most outstanding university teachers in a province-wide competition adjudicated by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Awards Committee.
Nestled in the heart of the University of Windsor's old drama building, behind an unassuming door with the words "Studio 5" in toy block lettering, is a room where students are learning how to manipulate time and space. This high-ceilinged classroom with cinderblock walls is filled with sophisticated equipment that captures light and assembles it into alternate realities. Full Story
From June 8 through 11, 2005, the University of PEI, Charlottetown was the gracious host of the Society for Teaching and Learning In Higher Education (STLHE) 2005 Conference, "A Fine Balance: The Student Experience of Learning," featuring keynote speakers Dr. Alastair Summerlee, President of the University of Guelph and Dr. Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor. Full Story
School of Dramatic Arts director Lionel Walsh and students show off their great new facility and discuss how it has impacted the quality of learning for students. Full Story
Outgoing University of Windsor Chancellor Frederick L.R. Jackman exchanges his robes and receives his honorary law degree from University of Windsor President Ross Paul. Full Story
The following is a summary of various teaching awards, including a brief description and the deadlines for nominations for each award. Full Story
This is a list of conferences that may be of interest to faculty and staff. Full Story
"What is your favourite approach or strategy in your teaching?" Full Story