PASS (Partnering for Academic Student Success) 2011-12 Annual Report now available

Read the report here:

Learn more about the history of the PASS project in the following LibGuide: A Partnership Between CTSI and Instructional Librarians, University of Toronto


During 2011-2012, Patricia Bellamy (St. George), Whitney Kemble (UTSC), Joanna Szurmak (UTM), and Rita Vine (St. George) were seconded to the Centre of Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) for one day a week from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012.  These are the five goals of the partnership:

  1. Build partnerships amongst CTSI staff and instructional librarians.
  2. Collaboration regarding existing CTSI programmatic initiatives to focus on instructional practices that create optimal learning experiences.
  3. Identify and develop new initiatives to support instructor development and increase learning opportunities for students in classrooms.
  4. Identify best practices and challenges that influence collaboration between instructional liaison librarians and instructors.
  5. Develop instructional excellence and transfer of teaching expertise among librarians throughout the University community.

They welcome your feedback on this blog or via email:

Current members of this year’s secondees to CTSI are John Bolan (Law), Angela Hamilton (UTSC), Joanna Szurmak (UTM), and Rita Vine (St. George).

Since 2010, the University of Toronto Libraries and the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation have partnered to support instructor pedagogical development, including support in the integration of information literacy and use of library resources. The overall goal is to increase capacity for integrative learning and academic excellence within classrooms.

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