The University of Windsor held its annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence on Wednesday, 10 November 2010. The event was s smashing success, honouring all of the professors, sessional instructors, graduate assistants and teaching assistants who have won teaching awards over the past year. The CTL's own Peter Freele somehow managed to put together a great video of the event in a mere two days.
But, for me, the most exciting aspect of the event was that it included the presentation of certificates in Fundamentals of University Teaching to the first graduates in our SEDA-recognized University Teaching Certificate (UTC) Program. This certificate is the first level of a three-level program, and I'm certain that these grads (and the dozen or more who will shortly follow in their footsteps in the coming months) will continue on to the next level, Theory and Practice of University Teaching. They're all on their way to becoming incredibly effective, scholarly teachers, and I couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments -- nor more optimistic about what their futures hold.
So congratulations to Rahmatullah Hafiz (Computer Science), Anna Galka (IT Services), and Lindita Prendi (Civil and Environmental Engineering)!
If that wasn't enough, two other UTCers presented their stunning poster on the writing cycle at the event as well. Congrats to Melanie Santarossa and Maria Bastien for showcasing their impressive work!
For more information about the UTC, if you're interested, check out the poster and the brochure.