Carolina de Miguel Moyer

Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of Toronto

How does fair dealing affect the way you teach your courses?

Fair dealing has allowed more freedom and creativity in designing my courses. I am no longer constrained by a textbook or a couple of books, which means that I can give students a taste of different readings ranging from textbooks and academic articles to book chapters. I can also construct a syllabus that is more tailored to my own thinking of the subject matter and that is more up-to-date. All this enriches my courses tremendously and exposes students to a greater variety of readings.

What are some ways that the library has supporting you in your teaching, research, and authorship?

The library has been an extremely valuable resource in my teaching since I arrived to the University of Toronto in 2012. Their staff has been particularly important in helping me navigate the copyright and fair dealing legal landscape in order to know what readings I can include in my syllabi and make accessible to my students. They have also helped me scan and upload all my courses' reading list into library course reserves for my students to access electronically. This has made my teaching preparation much easier and the running of the course smoother since students' entire reading list is just one click-away.