- LITE grant recipients announced
- Notes on a Thursday
- Brandon Sweet
- Communications and Public Affairs
LITE grant recipients announced
In collaboration with the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives, the Centre for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce that six exciting projects have been funded through the new Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grants initiative.
*Denotes Graduate Student
|Project Title||Name(s) of Investigator(s)||Faculty and Department of Principal Investigator|
|Students’ Experiences of Learning Using a Problem-Based Instructional Approach||Margaret Insley and
|Developing Teaching Case Studies for Green Marketing||Jennifer Lynes||Environment, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development|
Offering Disciplined Creativity as a Deeper and Richer Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students at Waterloo
|Geoffrey Malleck||Arts, Economics|
|Enhancing Teamwork Effectiveness in Coursework through Training||John Michela, *Vivian Chan, *Kevin Leung, *Jayna Mitchell||Arts, Psychology|
|Statistics Contest Project||Stephen Brown, Jock MacKay, Don McLeish, Paul Kates||Mathematics, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science|
|Making Groups Work for Large Classes and Assessing Their Impact||Joseph Sanderson||Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy|
There were 10 proposals submitted and 6 received funding, for a total of $24,600. The funded projects were drawn from four faculties (Arts, Environment, Math, Science) and three graduate students are co-investigators.
The purpose of the LITE grants is to provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to teaching that aim to foster deep student learning and enhance teaching at the University of Waterloo.
Two kinds of grants are available: LITE Seed Grants for projects up to $5,000, and LITE Full Grants for projects up to $30,000. Both grant formats emphasize the contribution of the project to the University of Waterloo learning community.
For Seed Grants, the three annual application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1. The one annual deadline for LITE Full Grants is October 1.
More information about the grants is available online.
To register for an upcoming LITE Grant Information and Working Session, please visit the Centre for Teaching Excellence web site.
Anyone who is considering applying for a grant and would like to discuss their project should contact Julie Timmermans at the Centre for Teaching Excellence by emailing julie.timmermans @uwaterloo.ca or at x32940.
Notes on a Thursday
JobMine continues to be shut down today for a period of planned maintenance. User access is temporarily unavailable. The online system, used to manage uWaterloo co-op student recruitment, has been offline since yesterday.
TechTown, the 60,00 sq. ft. building located in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park on the university's north campus, has been donated to the university by alumnus Toby Jenkins.
TechTown is a professional services building that provides services to employees in the park, the university and the community including everything from health and wellness services to childcare. Ownership of TechTown transferred on August 1.
“As a University of Waterloo alumnus, I am delighted to make this donation,” said Jenkins. “It has been wonderful to see the realization of the TechTown vision.”
The donation will enhance the amenities offered within the tech park, and services will continue uninterrupted.
“This building provides a great opportunity to further enhance the university’s core functions and ensure we continue to attract the best and brightest to Waterloo,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo president and vice-chancellor.
Link of the day
When and where
Examination period begins July 30, runs to August 10, 2012. Details.
Centre for Career Action workshop on law school applications, Thursday, August 9, 12:00 p.m., TC 1208.
Water Institute Seminar Series featuring Dr. Everton de Oliveira, State University of São Paulo at Rio Claro, Brazil, “Water compensation: A breakthrough to make it happen?”, Friday, August 10, 10:00 a.m., DC 1304.
Chemistry Department Seminar Series featuring Prof. Hans Reissig, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie - Organische Chemie, Free University of Berlin, "Samarium Diiodide Induced Cyclizations – Our Way to Strychnine," Monday, August 13, 11:00 a.m., C2-361.
Institute for Computer Research Seminar featuring Dr. Baining Guo, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia, “The Future of Natural User Interaction,” Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m., DC 1302.
UWRC Book Club, "The Sentimentalists" by Johanna Skibsrud, Wednesday, August 15, 12:00 p.m., LIB 407.
Retirement celebration for Judy Richardson, Thursday, August 16, 3:00 p.m., Gage Ave. RSVP to Janet Moser, ext. 32025 or jmoser@ uwaterloo.ca by noon Monday, August 13.
Two Weeks at WATERLOO: A Summer School for Women in Math public lecture featuring Charmaine Dean, Dean of Science, Western University, Historical Trends in Forest Fires: Assessing Insurance and Health Effects," Thursday, August 16, reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in DC 1301, lecture from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in DC 1302.
Mathematics Faculty Honeybun Reunion, Saturday, August 18. Details.
CTE656 Getting Started in LEARN, session 0039, Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 a.m., FLEX Lab, LIB 329. Register through myHRinfo.
International Spouses event: "Singin' in the Rain" (with Gene Kelly) Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. Must pre-register. See website for details.
Fall 2012 Promissory Notes and payments are due August 27.
CTE656 Getting Started in LEARN, session 0040, Wednesday, August 29, 1:00 p.m., FLEX Lab, LIB 329. Register through myHRinfo.
Perspectives on Academic Freedom conference, Tuesday, September 6, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Waterloo Inn. Details.