68% of the 2018 Winter Session TA assignments have been finalized!! Instructors have until July 13 to select their TA’s. The last of the offers should be going out by the end of July.
I will be away until Fall. In my place, Dan Naidu will be working on TA appointments. He can be reached at email@example.com
Have a GREAT summer!
2018 Winter Session TA offers have been going out all week and will continue to do so until mid-late July. In order to avoid delays, please accept or decline your offers as soon as possible in order for us to be able to process your appointments in a timely manner. Thank you!!
Instructors will be selecting their 2018 Winter Session TA’s from now until July 13th. Offers will start going out the week of May 7 and will likely end by July 27th.
The course instructor will contact you if they are interested in offering you a position.
Please do not contact the LFS Grad Office with questions about the status of your application. If you are selected, you will first hear from a course instructor who will then instruct the LFS Grad Office to send you an offer via email.
During the next months, we will be looking for a graduate student that replace me as TA coordinator. I’m sending you the job posting (please, see the attached file). I would appreciate if you could send this information to all the LFS graduate students.
2018-2019 TA Coordinator Job Posting
The 2018 Winter Session TA Application is open!!! There will be approximately 200 TA positions available in LFS during 2018 Winter Session. Please complete and submit and application before the deadline – April 30, 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are trying to access the online TA application from off-campus, you will need to set up a VPN connection.
UBC Broadcast Email – January 25, 2018
Use of personal email accounts
“At a time of increased awareness around data security, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the requirement to use UBC email systems for work purposes.
Under the “data residency requirements” of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), UBC is required to ensure that personal information in its custody or under its control is stored and accessed in Canada.
For this reason, email accounts hosted outside Canada (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, iCloud) cannot be used for work purposes. This is due to the fact that many work emails contain personal information, such as information about students or personnel information about UBC employees.” Cont’d
Please refer to above link for the complete announcement.
Dear LFS TAs,
If you are new to Canvas, or find yourself spending a lot of time figuring out how to do things like access assignments and rubrics, upload grades, or submit feedback, we want to help! Next week we are offering a CANVAS workshop to answer all of your questions and help you work more efficiently. This workshop will be facilitated by the LFS Learning Centre.
When? Thursday January 30th, 2018 (between 12.30-14.30)
Where? Room MCML 350
Refreshments and snacks will be provided!
Please register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/WK7Ez9KpToAb7UfL2
Fernanda and Colin
Dear Term 2 LFS TA’s!
Mark your calendars- the LFS TA Training Orientation is fast approaching! If you will be TA’ing in LFS in any capacity in the 2017/2018 academic year.
Date: Wednesday, January 10th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in FNH 300.
At the orientation, you will become familiar with:
- Key resources to help you build your teaching skills
- People and policies relevant to your role as a TA
- The expectations of you as a TA and what you can expect
Please register before January 8th at https://goo.gl/forms/TySvNfdtLlHXtPb22
***We will provide a light breakfast, beverages and snacks***
See you in January!
Fernanda Mujica and Colin Dring
Teaching Assistant Training Coordinators | Land and Food Systems
firstname.lastname@example.org | https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/
Dear LFS TAs,
Facilitation skills are critical not only for your role as a teaching assistant now, but also for your future leader, manager, or academic instructor. We are offering an exciting Facilitation in the Classroom Workshop which will be facilitated by CTLT instructors.
Here are the details of the workshop:
Facilitation in the Classroom Workshop
During this highly interactive workshop, you will:
1) Define the role of a facilitator
2) Identify effective facilitation techniques and processes
3) Identify strategies to provide useful and effective feedback
When? Monday, November 20th, 2017 |12:00PM – 2:00PM
Where? Room FNH 300
***Snacks and refreshments will be provided***
Fernanda and Colin