The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL), proudly located on Treaty 6 territory and the homelands of the Métis, provides service to the University of Saskatchewan community in designing courses and programs and supporting ongoing improvements to teaching and learning.
We support teaching and learning through:
- Offering a variety of events, workshops, and ongoing programs and online resources
- Helping educators and program teams develop evidence informed, inclusive, and strategically aligned teaching and learning practices and curricula
- Support for using educational technologies in courses and programs, including instructional design of distance and blended courses and micro-credentials
- Using data in educational decision-making, including program enhancement, and learning analytics
- Recognition and development of teaching excellence, including teaching and learning certificates and teaching awards
Mission, mandate, and structure
Our mission is:
To aid USask educators and leaders to set the standard in learning by offering intentionally designed, supportive, and excellent learning experiences.
Our mandate is:
- Supporting all USask educators in the continuous development of research-supported teaching and learning practices aligned with intended outcomes for student learning.
- Inspiring and empowering the Indigenization of teaching and learning.
- Helping USask educators use design, teaching and assessment practices aligned with student engagement, well-being, access, and equity.
- Achieving local and institutional aspirations in teaching and learning through delivery of professional learning programs, supports and resource materials for educators.
- Facilitating flexible curriculum development, design, and renewal at the course and program level.
- Enable ongoing, data-informed enhancement of teaching and learning.
GMCTL has 3 key teams supporting teaching that sets the standard in learning for USask.
Teaching Innovation (formerly DEU): The TI team supports the design and delivery of technology-enhanced and flexible programs and courses through course and program design and support for educational technologies.
Teaching and Curriculum Development: The TCD team supports individual educators, departments, and colleges/schools with designing for, teaching for, and assessing for learning competencies and to meet learner needs through workshops, resources, one-to-one consultations, and facilitation of change processes. The team has responsibility for supporting USask strategies, like Indigenization or work in equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. The team offers certification in university teaching and recognition for teaching excellence.
Teaching and Learning Enhancement: The TLE team supports institutional processes related to data gathering and structures that support ongoing, systematic enhancement of teaching, like student course feedback, learning analytics, program enhancement, and peer review of teaching.
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) has, since 2014/15, had GMCTL Faculty Fellows. These roles are filled by members of University of Saskatchewan faculty who set aside up to 1/2 day of their time per week to contribute to teaching and learning related work with and through the GMCTL. The Centre and the university benefits hugely from the contribution of these fantastic Fellows whose contribution is planned to align with their particular expertise and experience as well as university priorities. Their work also assists in keeping the GMCTL services informed by and in alignment with the needs and interests of those we serve. Click the button below to see a list of current and previous GMCTL Faculty Fellows, and the projects they are leading and contributing to.