A Look at the Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence Resources

Philosopher Eric Hoffer once said, “In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.” There is no doubt that our world has seen monumental change in recent years. The faculty and staff at CSAHS see the need to provide the best teaching possible. 

The Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence (TLE) was created to act as both a champion for the continual enhancement of teaching and teaching methods and as a support for those who are striving for such excellence.

New Program Development

CSAHS has always sought to be a leader in teaching and learning – providing students with resources that can help them respond to the challenges facing our modern world. With this in mind, new and exciting course offerings are coming to our College.

Awards and Scholarships

Twice a year, students and faculty from CSAHS gather to celebrate with the recipients of prestigious external scholarships, undergraduate Dean’s Scholarship winners and winners of College teaching awards.

Applause is given, photographs are taken and appetizers are eaten. But more than just hollow accolades, these awards can have a far-reaching effect – especially in the lives of students.

Dr. Steffi Hamann Recipient of the CSAHS Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty

From large first-year lecture courses to small interdisciplinary PhD methods seminars, Dr. Steffi Hamann has a full schedule of teaching responsibilities. And through them all, her contagious enthusiasm for the material she is teaching is ever-present.

Recipient of the 2019 CSAHS Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty, Hamann is a professor affiliated with the political science department, with teaching duties in the Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS).

Giving Begets Giving

Student life at the University of Guelph is more than just classes and exams. Ask any student on campus and they will rattle off a list of extra-curricular activities that they are involved in.

“Many students volunteer both on and off campus, help administrate student representative bodies, play varsity athletics, assist professors with research and so on,” said student Nathaniel Brown in his recent speech at the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) award ceremony.

CSAHS Awards Help Students Improve Life

Students in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) don’t wait until they graduate to put the University motto “Improve Life” into action. They are encouraged from day one to make a difference in their school, community and around the world. Courses are designed around this concept, faculty lead by example and resources are used to support students in making a difference.

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