May 6 & 7
11th Annual Learning Conference Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience
Course (Re) Design Seminar
May 28 and 29
Scholarly Inquiry Intensive
Indigenizing the Curriculum
Date: June 8, 9, and 10, 2015 at UFV Abbotsford Cost: $289 for visitors to UFV. Space is limited. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
communities of practice
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
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
11th Annual Learning Conference
Making an Impact: Transforming the Student Experience
May 6 and 7, 2015
The conference will open with a keynote by Dr. Alec Couros, Associate Professor of Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Regina. Alec is a scholar and advocate of openness in distributed learning environments. He has facilitated hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally.
Scholarly Inquiry Intensive May 28th and 29th, 2015
Faculty are invited to participate in a 2-day intensive seminar to design their research project in a highly supported, retreat-like environment on campus. Facilitators Peter Arthur and Heather Hurren will facilitate the 2 day event. No SoTL or research experience is required – all you need is curiosity or questions about teaching and learning. The two day event will assist in developing your research project from your initial curiosity/question to research methodology to ideas for dissemination. The two day event is planned for May 28 & 29th. Applications are invited with a deadline of May 15th.
Learning about teaching strategies in higher education is as close as your library. UBC Okanagan Library has an extensive collection of books to help faculty enhance their teaching skills. Find books on instructional techniques, using technology in the classroom, assessment, mentoring, and collaborative learning. Click here to access the library guide: Resources for Teaching and Learning In Higher Education. This guide prefers Firefox or Chrome browsers.
Library contact: Jan Gattrell
More Learning, Less Grading
Thu, April 2, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Facilitator: Greg Garrard Associate Professor, Sustainability
A workshop to explain how to shift assessment workload from the instructor to the students. The discussion will be based on UK research into evidence-based assessment for learning. Register Now
Mon, April 20, 2 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Peter Arthur
The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the purpose and contents of a teaching portfolio.
Participants will be given examples. Register Now
Examining and Creating Learning Outcomes for Your Courses
Thu, April 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: Heather Hurren
Let’s talk about what learning outcomes are, how they align with assessment and practice creating them or critiquing existing ones. Register Now
Course (Re)Design Seminar
Mon, May 11 - Thu, May 14
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Session Leaders: CTL Team
Faculty are invited to participate in the course (re)design process to refresh a course they currently teach or create a new course.
The CTL offers a program for students to informally thank their professors, entitled Thank a Prof. Students go online and submit their instructors name and the reasons they are thanking them and then the CTL posts these profs on our website and the instructors receive a letter indicating that they were recognized by their students. Here is a list of those professors recognized in March:
Teaching and Learning Showcase
The Centre of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a new section has been added to the Centre’s web site. The new section is titled the UBCO Teaching and Learning Showcase and features instructors who are using innovative teaching strategies to enhance teaching and learning on the Okanagan Campus. The pages can be accessed here.