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COMMUNICATIONS BULLETIN

January 21, 2020
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Student Feedback on Teaching 2019-20 – Method Preference Selection Now Available for Instructors

The Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) management form is now open for instructors to indicate their survey method preferences for their scheduled courses.

By accessing the form, instructors can change their preferred method from the default of online administration to paper administration. Choices can be customized for each course section the instructor teaches.

In 2018, the SFT management form moved to MyInfo, replacing the former ‘Opt-Out’ form in MyInfo. The current SFT Management form is found in the same location within MyInfo under For Faculty / Academic Profile, or by visiting this page

Following the first collection period for the 2019-20 academic year in August and September, the SFT management form is now open again from Monday, Jan. 6 until Saturday, Jan. 25 for preference selection for year-long and winter term courses. 

The SFT management form is consistent with the April 2013 Senate decision; the default option in the new SFT management form will continue to be online survey administration. Instructors can continue to opt-out of the online survey administration annually using the SFT management form in MyInfo at the beginning of the fall/ winter academic terms.

There are no changes to the policy on Student Feedback on Teaching at Lakehead University, the SFT survey, current paper and online administration procedures, or results distribution and storage procedures.

Instructors who have questions about the SFT process including the Student Feedback on Teaching Management form can contact Sarah Prouty, Survey Specialist (Institutional Planning and Analysis) at surveys.ipa@lakeheadu.ca or 807-343-8734.


Smudging in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Education - Thursday, Jan. 23

Please be advised that there will be smudging on campus using traditional medicines (sage, cedar, and sweet grass) in the Bora Laskin Building, Faculty of Education on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 10:30 am - 3 pm in BL2038.

For questions or concerns contact Teresa at


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Reminder about the Campus Connection deadline

This is a friendly reminder that Friday is the last day to submit for Monday's Campus Connection email, which will promote events happening next week.

To submit a news story visit this page. 

To submit an event visit this page. 


Education Exchange Newsletter - Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education's January 2020 newsletter is now available online, including stories about alumni, faculty, partnerships, programs, awards, and other news.

This issue features a profile on Maple Leaf World School-LakeheadU, messages from Faculty Chairs, "New Faces in the Faculty," and more.

Click here to read the January issue.


Distinguished Researcher Award

The Senate Research Committee is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Researcher Award until January 31st, 2020. The committee is in the process of revising the guidelines but for this year the committee will accept nominations that include:

- a nomination letter (required)

- a CV in the style of the nominees' discipline (CCV is acceptable) (required)

- support letters are welcomed but not required (optional)

- materials that the nominees feel best represents/showcases their research, or the impact of their research are welcomed (optional)

The SRC can award up to three Distinguished Researcher Awards each year, one in each of the Tri-Council categories.

For more information click here or contact Allison Whately-Doucet, Executive Assistant, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, 807-343-8201, ea.vpri@ lakeheadu.ca.


Research Development Fund

The Senate Research Committee has extended the deadline for receiving applications for the Research Development Fund until January 31st, 2020.

Please note that faculty on three-year limited term appointments are now eligible to apply. Please see Research and Internal Funding awards here for revised guidelines.

The Senate Research Committee passed the following motion: Three-year Long Term Appointments (LTAs) to be considered for RDFs during the tenure of their appointment.


Website Training - Wednesday, Feb. 12

A website training session for staff will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 am until 1 pm in NO1001 (1294 Balmoral, first floor boardroom).

By attending it is expected that you have the approval of your manager/supervisor to become a Web Editor for your department/faculty/centre's section of lakeheadu.ca.

Seating is limited, so please click here to RSVP using the form.

Please email Stefan directly if you're in Orillia and would like to participate - shoard@lakeheadu.ca.

Web Development encourages those who have already had their content migrated to the new website to attend.

If you have already participated in a training session but would like a refresher, you are welcome to attend.