The Centre for Academic and Instructional Development (CAID)
The Centre for Academic and Instructional Development (CAID) office enhances student learning by supporting excellence in teaching. We offer resources to encourage and recognize teaching excellence and provide professional development services and programs for faculty.
Join us for an individual consultation to discuss teaching and learning, support services available and the use of technology. We offer programs to enhance technology skills, awards and grants and additional resources for faculty. We also provide services for new faculty, such as an orientation and a discussion group for new professors to ‘talk teaching’ with colleagues.
A community of practice creates a resource network of people who experience similar circumstances, across disciplines, and can share strategies for effective teaching.
There are a number of awards and grants administered by the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards for full and part-time faculty and librarians provide funding to support:
1) SoTL projects at Saint Mary's University, 2) the dissemination of the results from these projects, and/or 3) the presentation of the results of scholarly research focussed on innovative pedagogical techniques at conferences.
New Faculty Orientation
Each year, the Centre for Academic and Instructional Development (CAID) and the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching welcome new faculty to campus with New Faculty Orientation. 2014 Orientation events will be held on August 26 and 27, 2014.See the New Faculty page for details.
New Faculty NetworkNew Faculty Network is a special interest group for new full and part-time faculty and a follow-up program to New Faculty Orientation. Sessions are designed to provide you with an informal, relaxing opportunity to "talk teaching" with your colleagues, to exchange experiences, discuss challenges, and learn about strategies to assist you through your first year at Saint Mary's.