Teaching Committee

The Teaching Committee exists to encourage teachers and to promote teaching excellence at St. Thomas More College because STM faculty believe that excellent teaching is an integral part of their role and vocation and that it enhances considerably the learning experience of students.




Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I enter midterm or final grades on PAWS?


  • What does it mean if one of my students requires disability services?  What are my roles and responsibilities as an instructor?


  • How does the university define plagiarism?


  • How can I resolve minor instances of academic misconduct resulting from misunderstandings or carelessness?


  • How does the university define and address more serious cases of academic misconduct?


  • What can I do if I feel that a student is not respecting either me or his/her peers?  What are the university's expectations for student conduct? What are the procedures for resolving such complaints?


  • If one of my students is emotionally distressed and needs counselling, where can he or she find help?


Student Counselling (966-4920) provides consultation for faculty and staff

Mobile Crisis (933-6200) provides 24hr consultation

Campus Safety (966-5555)



STM Statements and Forms

Peer Evaluation of Teaching PDF icon

Course Outline Recommendations PDF icon

University Documents

Guidelines for Academic Conduct


University Learning Charter




Improving your Teaching

The Teaching Resource Shelf (Shannon Library)

Christianity in the Academy by Harry Lee Poe, 2004

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Parker J. Palmer, 2007.

The Decline of the Secular University by C. John Sommerville, 2006.

Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis by James E. Cote and Anton L. Allahar, 2007.

The Peaceable Classroom by Mary Rose O'Reilly, 1993.

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan, 2006.

Scholarship for Sustaining Service-Learning and Civic Engagement edited by Melody A. Bowdon, Shelley H. Billig, and Barbara A. Holland, 2008.

Speak To Win: How To Present With Power In Any Situation by Brian Tracy, 2008.

10-Minute University: The World's Fastest-Talking Man Teaches the World's Greatest Lessons by Jim Becker, 2004.

Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis, 1993.

Advice from Students

Podcast of The Student Panel on Effective Teaching, recorded Feb 4, 2010.

Helpful links

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness


Tips to Improve Teaching


Teaching and Learning Centres in Canada




Writing about Teaching

STM Faculty Writing

Dr. Edna Froese "Bridging Communities:  The Liminal Role of The Christian Scholar" PDF

If you would like to contribute to national discussions about university teaching, you might consider these forums:

Bridges (published through the Gwenna Moss Centre)

EDUCAUSE Quarterly


New Directions in Teaching and Learning

New Directions in Higher Education

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning



The following societies hold regular conferences:

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


The Association of American Colleges and Universities


The Teaching Professor