Studio for Teaching and Learning

Contact us for a confidential appointment to discuss issues related to teaching and learning, the availability of support services, and the use of technology to best support your courses. We can alsocreate a customized workshop for your department, whether faculty or staff.


Curriculum Support

We can arrange an observation to improve communication and understanding within your classroom, talk one-on-one about how to resolve issues, or consult on a variety of teaching and learning issues – everything from positive mentorship to teaching large classes.

To make arrangements for an individual consultation, please contact Will Kay or Johnny Shaw


Program Review

We provide support and guidance to academic departments throughout the program review process. For example, we can assist with:

  • editing self-study reports and responses to recommendations
  • developing student surveys and analyzing survey results
  • facilitating a department retreat for strategic planning or developing an action plan
  • facilitating sessions with faculty in key areas such as developing threshold concepts, program goals and/or course objectives; and curriculum mapping

Technology Consultations

Faculty can contact us to arrange a technology consultation (individual or group) on a range of topics:

  • SMUport — Secure access to email, calendars and more
  • Brighspace course management system
  • Multiple-choice exam scanning
  • Clickers — wireless transponders for classroom use
  • MS Office
  • Document scanning

Find out more about which technologies best support your courses learning objectives and how to integrate them effectively. For more information, contact cat@smu.ca


Studio for Teaching and Learning
studio@smu.ca | 902-420-5081