The Course Design
The University Teaching Course for Doctoral Students is offered to PhD students at Wilfrid Laurier University has been designed with the goal of providing participants with the foundations needed to become skilled, thoughtful, and confident teachers in higher education. This includes gaining an understanding and reflecting on learner and teacher issues. Click here to review the course outline.
This course uses a hands-on workshop model to introduce participants to a variety of teaching techniques. PhD students from all disciplines are encouraged to enrol in this course. A cross-disciplinary perspective will help to provide a more comprehensive view of the topics being studied.
Upon having completed all the required assignments, as well as having participated in all the in-class activities, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and a notation on your transcript.
Each Class is 3 hours in duration. In total there are 8 workshops (total contact hours: 24). Attendance at all classes is a requirement of the course and a requirement for receiving the certificate.
Location: R271 | 202 Regina Street | Laurier's Waterloo campus
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Meeting Dates: April 26, 28, May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19
Your Next Step
Please proceed to the participant questionnaire by checking out as 'Participant'. The next screen will prompt you to provide your contact information, how far you are within your PhD, and any previous training and experience as it relates to this course.
We are currently taking interest and compiling a list of candidates for this course. You will hear from the course organizer, Joseph Beer, on or before March 18. Any questions can be directed to him via phone or email. Joseph's contact information is:
Course Organizer, Foundations in University Teaching
Director, Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (acting)
Office: R294B, 202 Regina Street | Laurier's Waterloo campus
Phone: (519) 884-1970 | extension 4734
Information collected is done so under the authority of the Wilfrid Laurier University Act and will not be shared. It will be used only for administrative purposes associated with this event including but not limited to registration and confirmation of participation.