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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

New Instructor Resource

Getting started

Contract and payroll

Your contract is issued by the LHAE Chair’s Office. For questions related to this, please see Executive Assistant to the Chair, Karen Dinsdale Kaufman in Room 6-197 or contact 416-978-1254 or karen.dinsdale@utoronto.ca.

For questions about payroll, please see Business Officer, Joanne Bedasie in Room 6-194 or contact 416-978-0728 or joanne.bedasie@utoronto.ca. She will need a voided, blank cheque to arrange direct deposit of payment to sessional instructors.



E-mail, mail and photocopier

UTORid and E-mail

Your UTORid gives you access to the University's wireless internet network as well as its many websites, applications and portals, including e-mail. It is issued OISE Human Resources once your signed contract has been processed. 

You can access your UTORmail account by configuring your existing email client software (ie Gmail, Outlook) or by using your internet browser to login to the University of Toronto’s Learning Portal.


Mailboxes are located across the main door on 6th floor. There is a shared mailbox for all lecturers labeled “Sessional."


The photocopiers are located on the 6th and 7th floors. Please contact Gina Dangoy (gina.dangoy@utoronto.ca) for your photocopier code.


Important dates

A comprehensive list of sessional dates and deadlines can be found on the Registrar's Office website.


Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation

The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) at the University of Toronto is an important teaching resource centre for new instructors, providing support in the preparation and the delivery of courses (both in-class or online). 

The CTSI offers one-to-one consultations, workshops on teaching, learning and research issues, and an array of online resources on topics including:

  • course design
  • syllabus preparation
  • designing class activities
  • developing learning outcomes
  • first class ideas
  • fundamentals of University teaching
  • teaching strategies
  • course evaluations
  • adapting teaching techniques
  • working with graduate students, and more.