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teaching and Learning in action

Teaching and Learning in Action

resource of the month

The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map:Communicating your Course by Linda B. Nilson

This resource is available for loan from the Centre

scholarly teaching
Coming in JUly

July 7th
Just in Time Course Design
9:00am to 2:30pm

July 8th
Syllabus Creation 10:30am-11:30am

Location: SCI 331


2nd Annual Symposium: Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice

Location: Vancouver, B.C. (venue to be announced)

Save the Date: Nov. 13, 2015

Call for Proposals: Open now until September 20, 2015

Building on the sold-out success of last year’s Symposium, we are reuniting to continue exploring and sharing our adventures in scholarly inquiry into our teaching and learning practice. Please plan to join us for a day of speakers, presentations, discussions and networking with colleagues who share an interest in research-based teaching and learning.

We welcome your proposals!

Registration will open Aug. 31, 2015

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.

Adjunct / Sessional
Bill Latta

Course (Re) Design 
Heather Hurren

Problem Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Team Based Learning
Heather Hurren

Teaching Large Classes
Heather Hurren

Teaching First Years
Peter Arthur

Critical Thinking
Janine Hirtz

Janine Hirtz

Vania Chan

ctl tEAM

Peter Arthur, PhD

Heather Hurren, M.Ed
Manager, Academic Development

Tricia Lalli
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

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August Teaching Expo

Watch for upcoming advertisements of workshops and seminars offered in late August and early September!!

Congratulations to the Teaching Award and Teaching Assistant Awards!!

Click here for more information

2015 UBC Okanagan Innovations in Teaching and Learning Research Grant

Dr. Andis Klegeris, Associate Professor
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Dynamics of the Problem-solving Skills of Students on UBC Okanagan Campus: Trends and Comparisons Between Different Groups of Students

Dr. Elizabeth Andersen, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health and Social Development
Measuring Undergraduate Nursing Students, Knowledge and Skills in Pharmacology and Microbiology, Pre and Post Curriculum Changes

Dr. Zoe Soon, Instructor
Health and Exercise Sciences
Pathophysiology Models: I'll Never Forget the First Time I Saw You

Dr. Zoe Soon, Instructor
Health and Exercise Sciences
Interactive Learning with Learning Catalytics: Involve Me and I Learn

Avoid Plagiarism

UBC has set up an academic integrity website for faculty. Read More

SEOT –Results Available to Students

Instructors have the option to make the results of their student evaluation of teaching available to students on http://teacheval.ubc.ca/results/ Note: only the results from the 19 campus wide questions are released.

Just in Time Course Design

Mon, June 8, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM or
Wed, June 17, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Facilitator: Heather Hurren
Location: SCI 331

Faculty are invited to participate in a fast-paced introduction to the process for course design that they can apply on their own or with one-one-one or team support over the summer.
Register Now 

Reflecting on Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Student Learning

Tue, June 9, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or
Tue, June 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Facilitator: Heather Hurren
Location: SCI 331

Faculty are invited to attend a workshop designed to reflect on the current learning outcomes for their courses and to align them with assessment pieces used to evaluate student achievement.
Register Now 

Teaching Large Classes

Wed, June 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Facilitator: Heather Hurren
Location: SCI 331

Faculty are invited to participate in a discussion of best practices when faced with large student numbers in their courses.
Register Now 

Experiential Learning

Thu, June 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Facilitator: Heather Hurren
Location SCI 331
Register Now 

Library Resources for Teaching and Learning

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

11th Annual Learning Conference

Thank you to all our participants in our 11th Annual Learning Conference. The two-day event was our largest to date, featuring 40 sessions facilitated by 76 educators and welcomed participants from 16 campuses in addition to UBC Okanagan. Resources from the conference are available here and more will be added in coming weeks.

Centre for Teaching and Learning
SCI 200 - 1177 Research Road
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada
Tel: (250) 807-9293