Graduate Students

How to Enrol in the Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

To enroll in the Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 2018-2019, you must first self-register for that course.

To do so, follow the steps below (after September 17 for the Fall session; after May 1 for the Spring Session):

1. On your main mycourselink/D2L page, locate the column entitled "Help" (top right).

2. In that column, scroll down to "Self-Registration," and click on that term.

3. In the page that opens, you will see a list (one or more) of non-academic courses for which you are eligible.

  • Click on "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2018-2019" to select it.

4. In the window that opens, click on "Register" (bottom right).

5. Enter the requested "Registration Information" in the window that opens.

Dissertation Writing Groups

Decorative: "Writing group," with enlarged commas for the "g"s


"On the Value of Dissertation Writing Groups" (post) outlines one professor's practice of "bring[ing] students together into a dissertation group and encourag[ing] them to meet regularly and work with one another."

  • "Writing is collaborative, and scholarly writing especially so."
  • Librarians, archivists, and others -- "the people who have been reading drafts all along, making suggestions, editing, shaping" -- play an active role in successful academic writing.

1. The Problem(s)

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