The UBC Okanagan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, operates a number of Communities of Practice from September to March. All faculty are welcome to join. Please contact the appropriate person if you are interested in joining or attending.
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
Coleen Stothers Centre for Teaching and Learning Support
Lynne McPherson Communication and Teaching Evaluation Coordinator
John Parry, M.Ed Coordinator, Graduate and Teaching Assistant Programming
Janine Hirtz, M.A.(Education) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Vania Chan, B.Sc., M.A. (Candidate) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bruce Young, M.HK, B.Ed e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed Learning Instructional Support Specialist
This three hour session will offer participants a starting point for re-vamping a course or getting ready to teach a course for the first time. Topics examined will include: Learning Outcomes Alignment, Assessment of Student Learning, and Syllabus Creation.
Faculty are invited to share their expertise in teaching and learning during a two-day intensive focus on semester start-up. The CTL will be presenting many start-up sessions for new faculty as well as hot topics for experienced instructors. You are invited to submit ideas for presentations as well as volunteer to present a session during those two days. There will be two streams of sessions following a “technology in the classroom” focus and a general teaching and learning focus. Submit your ideas to Heather Hurren at the CTL firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors 2013-14
Winners of the Provost award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors are seen with UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard and Provost Cynthia Mathieson, from left: Jamie McKee-Scott, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences; May Kanippayoor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences; Carey Simpson, Faculty of Health and Social Development; Nathalie Hager, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies; Colin Wallace, Faculty of Health and Social Development; Missing from photo are Samuel Schaefer, School of Engineering and Elham Shamekhi, School of Engineering.
Connect UBC Blog Integration
UBC Blogs is a university-hosted WordPress weblogging platform designed to provide free individual or group webspace for the UBC community. Recent change to Connect allow faculty to integrate this tool into any Connect course. One significant change is that blog contributors are now added directly from the class course list making the setup and management process much easier for instructors.
Blogs have the ability to engage students by allowing them to share their understandings, thoughts and reflections.
Faculty interested in creating a collaborative environment and using UBC Blogs as part of a Connect course are asked to contact Bruce Young (email@example.com) in the Centre for Teaching and Learning.