Get Ready for Fall


Connect, learn, and enhance your teaching toolkit in preparation for a successful start to the new academic term.

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Get Ready for the First Day of Class


Join us to explore effective strategies to kick-start your fall teaching semester. Discover how to make the most of your first day of class, foster inclusive and welcoming learning environments, establish meaningful connections with students, and maximize the value of office hours.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:

  • Identify practical approaches, tailored to their teaching context, for creating a positive and inclusive learning environment starting from the first day of class

Preparing for the Unexpected: Case Studies in Classroom Management


Join fellow instructors for a lunch and interactive discussion on setting class expectations, managing disruptions, providing accommodation, promoting academic integrity and encouraging student participation.  Using case studies of common teaching situations, we will explore practical strategies to meet unexpected twists that may arise during your teaching journey.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:

  • Gain practical strategies for setting clear class expectations, managing disruptions, providing accommodations, promoting academic integrity, and encouraging student participation

Teaching and Learning Coffee and Consultations 

Hosted by the Centre for Educational Excellence, Library and the Centre for Accessible Learning


Need support with setting up your Canvas shell? Looking for strategies to engage students in large classes, ideas for managing your marking workload, help with information literacy instruction, or want to know more about the Indigenous Curriculum Resource Centre? Connect with the SFU Teaching and Learning support team to receive hands-on support tailored to your teaching needs. Our experienced learning technology staff, educational developers, librarians, and disability access advising staff will be available for consultations.  Bring your laptop and get support in setting up your Canvas course, adding media or other technology tools to your course or engage in a one-on-on conversation for a personalized teaching consultation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:

  • Discover solutions to enhance their courses tailored to their specific teaching needs


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Quotes From Past Participants

“This was a great overview of the university community, teaching resources available, and helpful services to direct students to, all of which helps provide a healthy learning environment.”

Brett van Poorten, Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management



Faculty, instructors and graduate students

Date and Time

Mid-to-late August
9am - 3pm


In-person at SFU Burnaby

Upcoming Sessions

For a complete list of CEE events, view our calendar.

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