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SALTISE 2024 is June 3-4

May 9th, 2024

This year’s SALTISE conference will be June 3-4 at Concordia University. Registration is free!

Come and engage with the innovative ideas represented in over 90 presentations, including work from 20+ Dawson colleagues, across disciplines such as Psychology, French, CRLT, Physiotherapy, Chemistry, Physics, and more.

Engage with renowned experts in the field of teaching and learning, including AI, collaborate with fellow educators, and explore topical ideas.  

Don’t miss the special sessions that dive into the impact of AI on education and the roundtable discussions about transitioning to teaching in French.

This year’s conference will launch the start of a special category: a poster session showcasing research conducted by college-level students. This session aims to provide college students (and their instructors) a venue to engage in an authentic experience of sharing the results of their course research projects. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience!

To read more about the Conference and to register, visit the link.

Read more about: Climate negotiation simulation at Dawson

Climate negotiation simulation at Dawson

May 9th, 2024

Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision makers. The prospects for successfully addressing the climate challenges ahead depend on their knowledge, skills and commitment. Ian MacKenzie’s Ecological Literacy classroom hosted a two-day UN climate negotiation simulation on April 22 and 24, with the aim of introducing students to the many technical variables and competing interests in play…

Read more about: Limited spots for Faculty Retreat!

Limited spots for Faculty Retreat!

April 23rd, 2024

Attention Dawson faculty! There are still spots available for the UDL’s upcoming all-inclusive two-day retreat at the Kio-O Center in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides on June 12-13. Join a transformative experience dedicated to fostering inclusion and wellness in your classrooms, all while benefitting from rejuvenating group wellness activities, including nature hiking, yoga and stand-up paddleboard. Secure your spot…

May 1 free online workshop on the psychology of a happy life

April 11th, 2024

Join Dr. Marsh for this interactive and transformative session online on May 1 at 7 PM. She will speak about what it means to be happy. Learn how you change the focus of your day, build happier habits and change the way you think to live a happier life. Register here. This webinar is sponsored by The Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ). FREE.

UDL Inclusion and Wellness Retreat for Teachers – Sign Up Today!

April 10th, 2024

The Dawson Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is hosting an all-inclusive two-day retreat crafted for Dawson faculty dedicated to fostering inclusion and wellness in their classrooms. Taking place on June 12-13 at the serene Kio-O Center in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides.

Designed to empower faculty members with essential tools and strategies, the retreat offers a four-part workshop series deeply rooted in UDL principles. With over 10 hours of professional enrichment, participants will gain practical insights into inclusive teaching methods finely tuned to address diverse student needs. Guest speakers include Effie Konstantinopoulos, founder of UDL at Dawson.

But it’s not just about professional growth. Participants will enjoy rejuvenating group wellness activities, including nature hiking, yoga and stand-up paddle board, tailored for all ability levels. Plus, nourishing vegetarian meals with vegan options available upon sign-up will be provided.

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty members are invited to secure their spot now.

For more info, visit the link below.

Read more about: Call for papers and student artistic submissions for fall Humanities conference

Call for papers and student artistic submissions for fall Humanities conference

March 28th, 2024

Dawson’s Humanities and Public Life Conference will take place from Oct. 21-25, 2024, and the theme will be aesthetics. Philosophers have pondered the arts and artists since the time of Socrates. Our goal with this year’s humanities conference is to explore the very real relationship between the arts and humanities. How have philosophers and those…

Read more about: Moving forward: The evolving landscape of faculty development at Dawson

Moving forward: The evolving landscape of faculty development at Dawson

March 26th, 2024

What’s happening this winter with Dawson’s Communities of Practice? In Fall 2023, a team uniting Community of Practice (COP) leads and Office of Academic Development (OAD) pedagogical counsellors received a mandate from Academic Dean Leanne Bennett to examine options for the evolution of faculty development at Dawson. Coined the “Moving Forward” project by the Academic…

Over at the Faculty Hub

March 26th, 2024

ChatGPT Toolkit for CEGEP Teachers

English teacher Stéphane Paquet (Champlain College) has developed an interactive ChatGPT Toolkit that can help teachers navigate ChatGPT. The Toolkit was recently introduced on the Eductive website. “Essentially, the toolkit serves as an empowering guide where the teacher becomes the expert, and the AI tool is the assistant. Teachers will learn to instruct and program ChatGPT with words to make it perform a specific task adapted to their specific context.”

Go to the Toolkit…

See additional ChatGPT resources on the Faculty Hub

Performa summer 2024 offerings

March 1st, 2024

Dawson College offers support for current teachers and educational professionals to engage in the accredited professional development program for college teachers from University of Sherbrooke. The Performa program encourages continuous learning directly relevant to teachers and professionals roles, taught by Cégep teachers and professionals.

View the Summer 2024 course offering in English that includes

  • College Teaching and Course Design (PED601)
  • How Students Learn (PED603)
  • Fostering Creativity in Teaching and Learning (PRF-751)

The courses are held online and in blended learning format.

The deadline to register if you are new to Performa programs, program or independent study admission will be March 15. Contact Azra Khan, Pedagogical Counsellor, HR for more information.

Over at the Faculty Hub

February 21st, 2024

The next orientation for new faculty will be held on March 21, from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students.

The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:

  • Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson
  • Competency based education and the program approach
  • Academic integrity at Dawson
  • Faculty deadlines
  • Faculty roles and responsibilities
  • Classroom scenarios and discussion
  • Professional development opportunities

This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty with a Winter 2024 workload.

Register Here

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