Overview of the event
The Library Teaching and Learning Committee (LTLC) held their annual PD Day on January 12, 2018. Jessie Richards, Curriculum Developer with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, was the guest speaker and presented on Course Design and Curriculum Renewal. The half-day event also had a librarian panel, with Stephanie Perpick (Liaison Librarian, UTSC), Mindy Thuna (Head, Engineering & Computer Science Library), and Desmond Wong (Outreach Librarian, OISE Library), providing insights to their own curriculum renewal experience. Mariana Jardim, faculty liaison from CTSI, also presented on her curriculum mapping experience with UTSC Health Studies through a practicum course she took during her time at the iSchool.
Why are we talking about curriculum renewal?
The most recent U of T Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) states, “faculty and staff will work together to revitalize the undergraduate curriculum in many disciplines through curriculum mapping processes that better define learning outcomes and pathways for students” (p.7).
Many departments will be undergoing a curriculum mapping process in the upcoming years. The PD Day presenters provided librarians with a starting point for understanding and engaging in this process with mapping information literacy and library instruction throughout a program.
LTLC PD Day Planning Committee 2018:
Heather Buchansky, Robyn Butcher, Kaitlin Fuller, Navroop Gill, and Kelly Schultz