The collaborative and innovative pedagogical counsellors from Dawson’s Faculty Hub, Madeleine Bazerghi, Ildikó Glaser-Hille, Einat Idan, Karina Leonard, Julia Lijerón, Monica Lopez, Azra Khan, and Rafael Scapin were instrumental in providing inter-service support to faculty on course design, student engagement, assessment, technology, one-on-one consultations, and more.
Launched in January 2020, the Dawson Faculty Hub quickly pivoted its focus two months later, with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, to developing solutions to support teachers as they shifted to online instruction. By pooling their pedagogical knowledge and their experience as teachers, they were able to anticipate faculty needs and provide essential support. Among their many achievements, they developed a Moodle course to help teachers teach with Moodle, organized and/or delivered over 70 webinars that modeled strategies for online teaching and prepared guides for using Zoom and for shifting teaching materials online. By Fall 2020, the focus of the Hub’s efforts shifted to curation and development of webinars and resources related to student engagement and assessment, which were then opened to the College network.
2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award
SALTISE Conference 2021