Sessional Instructors Network

Office of Teaching and Learning Faculty Networks

Werklund School of Education Faculty Networks

The Werklund School of Education Office of Teaching and Learning facilitates a number of networks to support the needs of faculty members.

The Sessionals Network is aimed at supporting the needs of contract instructors in the Werklund School of Education.  This year, we will be surveying our sessional instructors regarding their needs and interests before establishing programming for the coming year.  We will also be looking at ways to support sessional instructors by providing assistance with technical support you may require as you prepare to teach or find your way around the university. 

Also, Human Resources has prepared the following checklist to support the onboarding of new sessional instructors with the university.  It is a detailed guide to ensure you are fully preapred to work with the university and it is worth reviewing, even if you have been a sessional instructor for a longer period of time.

Upcoming events for the sessional instructors network.

Mentoring approaches that work: An opportunity to share practices from Werklund School of Education Instructors with Garry Jones,  Polly Knowlton Cockett, and Claude Oppenheim, February 15th from 3-4 pm. To register.

Inclusive practices (benefits and challenges) in K-12, Post-secondary, and Within our Community to Foster Greater Engagement from the Stakeholders who are Served with Joy de Nance, Barbara Holden, and Fouzia Usman, March 15th from 3-4 pm. To register.

Indigenous Literatures for Learning (website and other tools) with Aubrey Hanson and Erin Spring, April 19th from 3-4 pm. To register.

Werklund School of Education visioning for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility with Soroush Sabbaghan, May 17th from 3-4 pm. To register.

Please email if you have need for assistance on these issues as you prepare for this semester.

The New Faculty Network is intended to provide support and guidance to new faculty throughout their first three years with the Werklund School of Education.  The network will meet on the dates below from 2pm to 3pm.

These sessions will cover research, teaching and learning, annual performance review and other topics of interest. 

September 21, 2022 - Introductions
October 19, 2022 - Knowledge Engagement
November 16, 2022 - Communications and Marketing
January 18, 2023 - Setting Up and Updating Scholarly Profiles
March 22, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023

We would like to welcome you to join the Writing Group in the Werklund School. We meet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10 a.m. The writing group gathers regularly to share insights and advice based on their experiences with academic writing. During the meeting, each member will take a turn to briefly share their writing plans for the week (e.g., I’m writing an abstract, article, report, presentation, etc.). It is also an opportunity for group members to set aside time each week to devote to their writing.

You are welcome to attend every week or drop-in at your convenience. Feel free to join the group at any time throughout the year. Contact for zoom information.

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