Academic Teaching quality

WORKING GROUP

The Academic Working Group’s goal is to improve students’ academic experience in post-secondary education. In the previous year, our team conducted research on teaching quality at all 17 engineering schools in Ontario and then presented our findings to the Engineering Deans of Ontario (EDO). In 2020/2021, the Academic Working Group will be focused on student academic key success factors and implementing personalized learning. Student academic key success factors are the notable methods and practices that highly effective students utilize to become academically successful. On the other hand, implementing personalized learning is focused specifically on how professors can incorporate personalized learning, an acclaimed teaching methodology, into their courses. The research will be conducted using a variety of mediums such as interviews, surveys, and research papers. 

If you are interested in joining our team or want some more information, you can reach us at academic@essco.ca.

Click here to check out the Engineering Professors’ Teaching Quality Report (2019-2020)

Timeline

Literature Review

Release Survey

Working Group Started

July 2020

October 2020

March 2021

Present to Engineering

Deans of Ontario

June 2020

Working Group Researchers Hired

September 2020

Reach Out to Subject Matter Experts

February 2021

Analyze Survey Results

June 2021

Lucas Moncada​, Western University

Working Group Chair

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

What is great about being in an ESSCO Working Group is that you get the opportunity to research and advocate for positive change across Ontario, whilst working amongst some incredible leaders.

What is a fun fact about you?

I am red-green colour blind (deuteranopia)

Adriana Díaz Lozano Patiño​, University of Toronto

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I love the work we are striving to do in the Academic group, and constantly challenging my preconceptions in the weekly discussions we have during our meetings!

What is a fun fact about you?

I have spent the past summer trying to learn how to watercolour paint!

Amy Huang​, University of Toronto

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

My team. They are great!

What is a fun fact about you?

My favorite board game is exploding kittens!

Ava Sotoudehrad, Carleton University

Dylan Sun​, University of Toronto

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I enjoy being able to solve tangible problems I experience as a student in a group setting.

What is a fun fact about you?

I have a pet turtle named Ars