On Thursday December 4, 2014 the Teaching Commons Lounge was filled with laughter, warmth and celebration as twenty five new TAs were honoured for their commitment and dedication to teaching and learning at York University by earning a Junior Record of Completion Certificate in the inaugural Record of Completion celebration.
The requirements to obtain this certificate are to attend at least 5 Professional Development Workshops offered by the Teaching Commons within one academic year. The individuals honoured at this celebration have attended between 5 and 12 different workshops since only September.
Teaching Commons Tutors and Senior Teaching Assistants joined in the celebration, engaged in conversation about teaching and were there to thank these new TAs for being active participants in the workshops they facilitated. Both the new and more experienced TAs discussed their teaching experiences and shared ideas of how to improve undergraduate student learning at York with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Professor Barbara Crow and Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning, Professor Sue Vail.