Director's Corner

On Deep Work

January 2, 2018

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute As I wound down for the break, I collected my stack of books to read—a bit like wrapping presents to put under my own tree.  My […]

Director's Corner

TI Strategic Planning

November 23, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute We’re starting some interesting “meta” work at the Taylor Institute.  We’re now fully staffed, and our newest unit (the College of Discovery, Creativity, and Innovation) has […]

Director's Corner

ISSOTL17

October 5, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning In October, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University co-hosted ISSOTL17, the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching […]

Director's Corner

Teaching in Times of Crisis

August 30, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Charlottesville, Virginia. Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. By the time this blog is published, chances are that the list of recent traumatic world […]

Director's Corner

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

July 19, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Stephen Brookfield’s Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher is one of those books that changed everything for me. Among other things, it shows […]

Director's Corner

On Being Intentional

June 19, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning As the daylight starts arriving early and lasting well into the evening, we’re all thinking about our summer plans.  We at the […]

Director's Corner

Inaugural Director’s Corner

May 23, 2017

By Nancy Chick, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning  Welcome to my first Director’s Corner.  To complement the stories, highlights, and important dates below, I’ll provide a snapshot into the conversations […]