Teaching support areas
The our teams offer a wide variety of programming, information, and resources to support colleges, departments, individual faculty members, instructors and grad students.
Browse the accordions listed below in teaching related topics to connect with our staff for support in that area.
We can help you with everything from designing a test or assignment to transitioning your department and college to a different assessment system.
Assessment tools (rubrics, checklists)
Outcome or competency based systems
Student self/peer assessment
Teaching Assistants (TAs) and marking
Polling tools for assessment
Academic integrity & Academic misconduct
Consultations for design or teaching of STEM classes
Consultations for design or teaching of Arts and Humanities classes
Consultations for creating inclusive courses
Data-informed Teaching Enhancement (student feedback, learning analytics, peer reviews, etc.)
Student Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Instructional / Course design
Are you looking for more information on courses and workshops aimed at graduate students and postdocs? Are you new to teaching and already have some experience but want to learn more?
Connect with us!
The Gwenna Moss Centre and Career Services offer workshops, non-credit courses, and resources for graduate students and postdocs who are new to teaching and for those who already have some experience but want to learn more. For more details please connect with our staff below.
Internationalization of teaching and learning is the infusion of global intercultural or international elements into curricular learning outcomes, content and learning resources, learning activities, and assessment tasks (including feedback) with the intent of developing different ways of knowing and learning, intercultural awareness, or intercultural competence in students.
Are you looking for help to explicitly plan for and deliver increased equity, appreciation of difference and diversity, and inclusion within your learning experiences? Connect with our staff who can help you explore and select the instructional and assessment processes necessary to meet your needs and those of your students.
At USask, our approach is to gather information about our students’ academic performance as well as demographic and activity data that could pertain to learning success. In line with the institution's Learning Charter commitments, this data will be used to connect students with appropriate academic supports and services, to personalize their learning experience, and to improve our academic programs.
Learn more about Learning analytics work. For support please connect with our staff.
Open Educational Practices (OEP) are more than just open educational resources (OER) such as textbooks, slides, modules, and other freely sharable and adaptable learning materials. OEP also includes open pedagogy (students creating and sharing content instead of simply consuming it), open research and open access publishing, and open teaching (sharing with others your reflections and lessons on teaching).
Contact our staff if you are interested in finding out more about any aspect of OEP and how to begin integrating them into your teaching and learning.
Academic program review or accreditation
Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund
New program design
Meeting design and facilitation
- Indigenization advice
- Indigenization courses
- Indigenous knowledge and content
- Indigenous pedagogy
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning provides free support to sessionals that is focused on course design, instruction, and assessment. Sessionals can access the following:
Complete a Certificate in University Teaching and Learning to add to your resume or teaching portfolio.
Learn what is required by policy and get help designing a syllabus based on USask’s Syllabus template or using the syllabus generator within Canvas.
Find teaching tips and information for instructors by searching Educatus.
Take time to discover the USask Teaching website. Read through navigation to find resources related to teaching at USask.
Set up a consultation based on your teaching needs. Email us by clicking the button below.
There are multiple teaching and assessment strategies that support academic integrity and reduce academic misconduct.
- Help students connect to the material; foster their interest
- Design assessments that are more resistant to common forms of academic misconduct
- Clarify expectations; recognize that misunderstandings are common in a new context
- Teach skills necessary to meet expectations;
- Build rapport and normalize help-seeking;
- Address the academic misconduct you suspect early, while students can still self-correct
- Reduce undue stressors for students--academic misconduct is often a decision taken at the last minute
Learn more at the Academic Integrity website: Integrity Matters
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers learners to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for the 5Ps:
- dignity of all People,
- protecting the Planet from degradation through sustainable consumption and production,
- Prosperity in economic and social terms,
- Peace free from fear and violence, and
- Partnership in global solidarity.
Learning technology encompasses the full range of tools and media that can be used to facilitate teaching and learning. USask and the GMCTL support instructors to create engaging learning environments and provides technology solutions to support educational experiences both in the classroom and online.
|Classroom integration of technology
* TECHNICAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE USASK IT SUPPORT TEAM - firstname.lastname@example.org
For teaching and learning help for specific topics, please browse the accordions above for direct emails to staff that can connect with you.
If you are unsure who to connect with, email GMCTL@usask.ca and we can help direct your questions!
Looking for a specific staff member? See the GMCTL unit page with our staff listing.