Working at U of T
Diversity of Student Body
The University of Toronto (faculty, students and staff) is a vibrant multi-cultural environment. The university, therefore, offers a wide range of services, support and resources to reflect this diverse society.
The Office of Vice-Provost, Students, in connection with the Council on Student Experience, has produced a report called, "In Their Own Words: Understanding the Undergraduate Student Experience at the University of Toronto".
Responding to Distressed Students: Resources for Faculty & Staff
Student Life has compiled this information page for faculty and staff who are looking for direction when helping students in distress.
The Academic Year
This section covers the basics of the calendar year at the University of Toronto; exam periods, course calendar information, class times, religious holidays, ordering textbooks, office hours and email.
For those instructors using Blackboard in their course, please read the Blackboard Course Lifecycle document to ensure you complete tasks in a timely fashion.
Working with Graduate Students
There are many ways to support your graduate students and teaching assistants, including training, offering teaching strategies and connecting with the teaching assistants' union CUPE 3902. This section offers guidance and resources for this vital part of the university experience.
There are three offices at UofT that can assist faculty with the accessibility needs of their students. Staff in these centres can also provide information on accommodation strategies, using technology in the classroom, note-taking services, and test and exam accommodation facilities.
St. George Campus Accessibility Services: www.accessibility.utoronto.ca
UTSC AccessAbility Services: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~ability/
UTM AccessAbility Resource Centre: www.erin.utoronto.ca/access/
More information on services and resources on accessibility issues at the University of Toronto can be found here.
University of Toronto's Ombudsperson
"The University of Toronto is committed to fairness in its dealings with its individual members and to ensuring that their rights are protected. In support of this commitment, the Office of the Ombudsperson has been offering confidential advice and assistance to students, faculty and staff on all three U of T campuses since 1975." Please visit the Office of the Ombudsperson website to learn more about this service.
Office of Space Management
To book a classroom or order AV on the St. George Campus, you will need to contact the Office of Space Management (OSM). You can make reservations and view rooms (seating charts and photos) online.
Resources for Students
A repository of information for your students on Student Life, writing centres and counselling services.
Policies Related to Teaching
Links to Provostial and Governing Council policies at the university.