Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides on-going and sustained guidance and mentoring on research-based reflective teaching through the Global Teaching Fellowship Mentoring Program. This consists of three major phases in which all Global Teaching Fellows are involved.

The Mentoring Program is lead by Helga Dorner:

Lecturer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

Phases of the Mentoring Program:

A. Initial preparation for teaching, including course development:

GTFP Candidates are encouraged to complete the CTL Program for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education before taking on a Fellowship. For information about the full Program sequence please see:  

A series of online or in-person consultations with the Fellows may precede the actual teaching at remote locations. The content and frequency of consultations will be determined by the Fellows in consultation with the Faculty Director of the Mentoring Program.

B. Ongoing mentoring and collaborative professional practice during the teaching period

The CTL will work with the Fellows during the teaching fellowship through mentoring activities to share successful strategies, teaching challenges, and useful resources.  Mentoring activities are conducted in one-to-one or group-based, online or in-person consultation sessions, as appropriate. The mentoring activities may focus on a specific course activity or the design of a new course. Other frequent topics include:

  • assessing student work, especially group projects and team activities
  • facilitating seminar discussions
  • interactive lecturing
  • problem-based teaching
  • collaborative learning
  • teaching innovations in particular disciplines
  • teaching portfolios
  • mid-course feedback

The Academic Mentor from the host institution is invited to join online mentoring activities.

C. Documentation of teaching activities and learning process

Upon their return to CEU, Fellows will be invited to share their reflections on the teaching fellowship experience with the next generation of Fellows and potential candidates. Fellows may wish to use this experience and apply it toward the development of an electronic teaching portfolio. Interested fellows then continue the documentation of their teaching activities in subsequent months in preparation for job interviews and permanent positions.