Topic: Pursuing Excellence in Graduate Supervision!
The discussion will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The discussion will begin with Dr. Miriam Grant providing her insights into 'Pursuing Excellence in Graduate Supervision' followed by an open discussion. We encourage you to participate in this important topic.
This session will provide participants with practical solutions for delivering course materials in class and online in Connect / BlackBoard while adhering to legal obligations. A brief overview of the current copyright landscape will include a discussion of Canadian Copyright Law, Access Copyright and library license agreements. This will be followed by step-by-step instructions for various options for delivering course materials.
This workshop is open for all Faculty and will offer information and an overview of the Centre for Teaching and Learning programming and staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have. Come and find out how the CTL can assist you in your teaching and learning ventures and how you might become involved in CTL programming.
Faculty will be placed into a "Square" with three other instructors from diverse content areas. An initial meeting is held where participants meet to schedule classroom visits and discuss their goals for participating in the program. Each Square participant will visit one class per week and will be visited once a week by a Square participant. After all visits have been completed (3 weeks), the entire Square will reconvene to discuss what they discovered about their own teaching.
For more information, please contact Heather Hurren, Manager of Academic Development, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in joining the Winter 2012 Teaching Squares Group.
Student Use of Personal Technologies in Class - come for coffee and a chat about pertinent teaching and learning issues.
In this workshop, participants will examine various midpoint feedback strategies and hear from faculty who currently use midpoint feedback to enhance their teaching and the student learning experience. The Centre offers a few templates that can be used within Vista to facilitate midpoint feedback and that process will be explained.
Interested in research about teaching and learning? Come to this informal social to hear from recent grant recipients what their research ideas are and share best practices.
Blackboard Connect Extended Hours of Support
As part of our commitment to help faculty with the transition to Connect, eLearning specialist support hours will be extended during critical times. Starting August 1st until September 14th, emails sent to email@example.com will be a top priority and faculty can expect a response within a few hours of submitting a question or query.
In addition an eLearning specialist will be available for your Connect (online course management) and other eLearning technology related support needs in SCI 200 on
A CTL support specialist will also be in SCI 200 during the first week of classes. Hours are as follows:
Blackboard Connect Drop-In
This session is suggested for all Teaching Assistants. This introductory and overview is relative to your responsibilities and obligations as a TA. Attendees will receive the Guide to Effective Practices, a useful manual and reference. Those who attend will also be asked to suggest and participate in the planning of Fall 2012 TA workshops.
This event will include a morning workshop, Instructional Practice and Lesson Basics; these will equip TA's to deal effectively with the face to face aspects of the position. A delicious pizza lunch will be served. The afternoon will focus on navigating BlackBoard Connect as a teaching assistant, including communication tools, grade center basics and the assignment dropbox.
Connect Support for Students
Do your students need help with the transition to Connect? Are they uncertain of where to log in or how to access course materials? Students at Okanagan campus have three avenues for support:
- Online resources at connect.ubc.ca
- Over the phone at 250-807-9611. Winter Session hours are 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday.
- See the Learning Commons Assistants in the Library. Hours during the term will be posted in the Learning Commons