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.

STM Teaching Excellence Award (TEA)

All students who take courses through St. Thomas More College(STM), can nominate their favourite instructors for the STM Teaching Excellence Award (TEA). The TEA provides the students an opportunity to recognize excellence in teaching, as demonstrated through the instructor’s knowledge of the field, the quality of classroom experience, and the instructor’s positive interaction with students.  

The winner of the STM TEA in 2018 was Dr. Chris Hrynkow 

 

Dr. Liptay (Chair of the STM Teaching Committee) presented Dr. Hrynkow with the STM TEA at the Dean's Year End Celebration.

The STM Teaching Committee also celebrated the excellence in teaching exemplified by Dr. Yuzwa, whose impact on students deserved honourable mention.

On this page you can find information about copyright, grade submission, student supports, academic conduct, and additional resources.

Copyright

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is committed to compliance in all copyright matters. Each member of the university community has a responsibility to comply with copyright laws and respect copyright ownership and licencing. The St. Thomas More College (STM) follows U of S copyright policies and guidelines to ensure that the rights of the creators of copyright materials are being respected and that they are being appropriately compensated for the use of their materials. Faculty and instructors who teach at the U of S are expected to provide course materials to students in compliance with copyright law, the university’s copyright guidelines and licence agreements into which the university has entered (e.g., library licence agreements). For more information about the copyright and STM copyright processes, please take a look at the STM Copyright document.

Final Grades Entry 

STM faculty submit their final grades via email to their STM Department Head for approval before entering final grades on PAWS

STM DHs will submit their final grades to the STM Associate Dean (for Social Sciences) or to the STM Dean (for Humanities) for approval prior to posting them on PAWS.

It is the STM instructor’s and department’s responsibility to ensure that grades are submitted by the grade submission deadline. If for any reason the deadline will not be met, faculty has to advise the STM Associate Dean (Dr. Marche) and the UofS exams office.

Final grades have to be submitted no later than five working days (not counting Saturday, Sunday or holidays) after the final exam date.

STM instructors whose classes have no final exams follow the same process. The deadline for grade submission is the end of the examination period.

Final Grades Change

The STM AAA submits changes to final grades. Please email the course number, student name and number, and the reason for the change to the STM AAA.
Grade changes have to be approved by the STM DH and the CUD. Grade changes submitted later than 30days after the final exam require the Dean's (or Associate Dean's approval) before submission.

Student Supports

Access and Equity Services (AES) 

Access and Equity Services, formerly Disability Services for Students (DSS), is guided by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and the duty to accommodate individuals requiring accommodations based on disability, religion, family status and gender identity. For more information please visit the UofS AES webpage here.

Mental Health

STM students have access to the Student Wellness Centre  that offers urgent and non-urgent physical and mental health care to them and their spouses and children.

In cases in which an instructor or STM staff member senses the need for urgent assistance (immediate threat or danger; life threatening or severe psychological difficulties), please contact: 

  • Saskatoon Police Service 911 or 9-911 (on campus)
  • Royal University Hospital 103 Hospital Drive
  • Campus Protective Services (306) 966-5555

In cases during which the support services on campus might not be available (urgent after hours assistance), please contact:

  • Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services (306) 933-6200 (24 hour)
  • Campus Protective Services (306) 966-5555
  • Royal University Hospital Emergency 103 Hospital Drive
  • Saskatoon Police Service 911 or 9-911 on campus
  • Saskatoon Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (306) 244-2224

For additional mental health resources please visit this website or inquire with STM Student Services or STM Campus Minsitry.

Spiritual Health

The STM Campus Ministry team fosters healthy faith growth, facilitating programs and events that encourage dialogue and reflection between faith and reason. STM ministers offer confidential listening, as well as spiritual and personal guidance to students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds.

Academic Conduct

On January 1, 2017, new UofS Student Academic Misconduct Regulations came into effect. STM faculty is advised to inform the STM Associate Dean (Dr. Marche) on issues.

Creating a space for dialogue that respects each person can be a challenge for facilitators. Please view this presentation  by Dr. Palash Ranjan Sanyal who led a workshop at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (March 2018).

Teaching and Learning - Resources

For information about STM Community Service Learning and to inquire about the STM Engaged Learning Fund, please contact Caitlin Ward (STM Engaged Learning Coordinator) at cward@stmcollege.ca.

Please visit the website of the  Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (March 2018) for resources on curriculum development, course development, open pedagocy, and to sign up for valuable workshops

Please also take a look at the recorded presentations of the UofS Teaching and Learning Conference (May 2018) on Becoming An Ally (Moving Beyond Bias and Privilege) and Open Pedagogy.

For information about STM processes for course and program development, please contact the STM AAA.