Horizon - March 2016


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• Editor's Note

The CITE now exists online... on the TLSS website!

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As we announced it in the two previous issues of Horizon, the CITE is the result of the merger of the Multimedia Distribution Service (MDS) and the Centre for Mediated Teaching and Learning (CMTL).

We worked hard in the past few weeks to make sure that our website would reflect this organizational change. And we are happy to say that we are finally done: The CITE now has a web page - as it is the case for the other two centres of our service.

While the TLSS mandate remains the same - which is to provide support to faculty members - the new CITE will facilitate access to our services by bringing together the skills and expertise of our specialists when it comes to technologies used in education.

So have you already used our services? Are you completely unfamiliar with them? Find out (again) what we have to offer!

• Feature News

The TLSS will launch the second edition of its Perspective symposium in May!

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On May 12, professors will be invited to attend the second edition of Perspective, a symposium organized by the TLSS. This year's theme is the assessment of student learning, and this event is structured as a forum for dialogue and discovery of new ideas.

In this context, we invite professors and instructional staff to submit a proposal for a peer reviewed poster session. These posters will allow professors to share varied approaches to the assessment of student learning in their field with colleagues.

Interested in sharing your ideas? If so, contact us to express your interest by April 8, 2016. You can also consult the symposium's preliminary schedule on our website (more details to come).

• Did You Know

The 2016 Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants: The recipients will soon be announced!

Now that nominations have been submitted, it's time for the selection committee to sit down, examine the applications, and choose this year's three recipients, as well as those who will receive an honourable mention during the official ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, April 20!

So you nominated your teaching assistant? Should your TA be among our finalists, you will soon receive an e-mail inviting you to attend the ceremony.

You weren't aware that the Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants even existed? If so, please note that this award was created by the TLSS in 2012 and, since that year, we award $500 scholarships, as well as an official recognition to teaching assistants. Visit our website for more details, and to stay in the loop for next year's call for applications!

Professors wanted to participate in a panel on career opportunities for PhD graduates: You have/will have a PhD? What's next...

The academic career is not as automatic as before after obtaining a PhD degree. Mutations in the labour market now enable a growing integration of graduates in the market, but this reality is not shared in the academic community. Share your experiences on this topic – either yours or those of the students you supervised who are now employed outside of the University. Interested? Deadline: March 21. Information:

• Sneak peak at the upcoming lectures and workshops

Our winter training program is slowly but surely coming to an end. Don't miss out the last workshops - The last one is on April 21! To see the complete list, visit the TLSS website.

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