Teaching Assistance Resources


Open Educational Resources Workshop Series

When incorporated into your teaching, Open Educational Resources (OERs) decrease financial barriers and enhance student learning and engagement.

Presented in partnership with Libraries and Cultural Resources, the OER Workshop Series provides UCalgary instructors and teaching assistants with a baseline of understanding about what OERs are, how to integrate them into their teaching, and what supports are available at UCalgary for OER adoption, adaptation and creation.

Each session in the workshop series will consist of key learnings, helpful resources and exercises to equip participants with the skills they need to achieve their goals for teaching with OERs. Learners may choose to participate in all workshops, or to choose ones that meet specific learning goals.

Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources
Date: Oct. 13, 2021
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.



Academic Integrity Week

Integrity Week is the premiere opportunity to showcase ethical teaching and learning. It aligns with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, October 20, 2021, an event celebrated across the globe on the same day to bring attention to term paper mills, predatory tutoring and other forms of contract cheating.


The Intersection of Academic Integrity and Mental Health: From Resources to Policies
Oct. 19 from 12 –  1 p.m.

Contract Cheating in Alberta and Beyond
Oct. 20 from 4 –  5:30 p.m.

FOIP Training for Academic Integrity
Oct. 22 from 12 –  1 p.m.

Landing page: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/series-and-events/integrity-week

Contract Cheating in Canada: Exploring Legislative Options

Join us for an introductory discussion about the commercial contract cheating industry (e.g., term paper mills, homework completion services, and paid imposters who take exams on behalf of students). One question people often ask is, “Why aren’t these services illegal?” The short answer is: Academic cheating services are not currently illegal in Canada, but they are in other countries. In this session we’ll provide an overview of which countries have successfully enacted legislation against predatory industry that profits from academic misconduct. We will provide an overview of the legal structures in Canada that might facilitate or present barriers to such legislation being enacted in this country. We do not promise answers or solutions to the complex issue of contract cheating, but instead provide an evidence-base for deeper discussion.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration link: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=56681459&expandSectionId=64711526&parentSite=TI