Change is inevitable.
Transformation is a choice.

Through its participative approach in developing the Transformation 2030 strategic framework, the University of Ottawa identified “transformative learning” as a crucial overarching aspiration, thus defined: “Fully aware of the need to prepare our students, regardless of their field of study, we will focus on inclusive, innovative, and agile teaching enriched with exemplary pedagogical practices.”

This year, the theme of transformation was carried through the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) mission:

  • support and promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning; 
  • enrich and transform the teaching and learning experience by implementing innovative teaching approaches and technologies; and
  • groom the academic community for the post-secondary education realities of the future.  

Furthermore, a closer working relationship between the TLSS and the Office of Quality Assurance (OQA) under my portfolio as Vice-President of Academic Affairs, has facilitated the transformation of quality assurance practices from that of evaluating undergraduate and graduate programs into a more systemic culture of developing and promoting the quality of our programs, pedagogical approaches, educational technology, as well as physical and virtual teaching and learning environments.

Quality development and promotion process

Programs

Creating and designing programs

Environment

Active learning classrooms, virtual environments

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Programs

Cyclical assessment

Educational training

Approaches, technologies, online and blended course design

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I gratefully acknowledge the TLSS team and their commitment to delivering quality service in responding to the needs of our teaching and learning community. To all of its directors; Alain Erdmer (Executive Director, TLSS and Director, TLSS-CITE), Richard Pinet (Director, TLSS-CIPDL), Pascal Wickert (Director, Communications and Learning Technologies) and Denis Bouchard (Administrative Director). I also wish to thank Mawy Bouchard, Director of the Office of Quality Assurance (OQA), her administrative team and members of the evaluation committees for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs for their diligence and thoroughness in ensuring the highest quality for each level.

Aline Germain-Rutherford
Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs

Transformation

Change is inevitable.
Transformation is a choice.

Experiential

Transforming lives through experiencial learning.

Future

Transformative learning, the foundations of the future.

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