CTLT TA Institution

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Dear TAs,

I‘d like to thank you all for devoting time and energy in TAing or applying for TA positions for the Summer and Winter courses.

UBC CTLT has committed to support our TAs at this unprecedented time.  CTLT has organized a series of workshops for graduate students and undergrad TAs.  You can find the list of workshops and the links for register at this site: https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/may-2020-ta-institute/.  I would like to strongly encourage you to sign on as many workshops as you can.

Thanks,

Zhaoming

Zhaoming Xu, PhD
Associate Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry
Associate Dean, Academic
Program Director, Food, Nutrition, & Health Program
University of British Columbia l Vancouver Campus l Musqueam Traditional Territory
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
T: (604) 822-6253

E: zxu@mail.ubc.ca

 

UBC TA Institute – May 25-28

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CTLT Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute

 

Background

The CTLT Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute is four days of free professional development workshops open to any graduate student and undergraduate TA. The TA Institute from May 25 – 28, 2020, includes a collection of workshops designed to support TAs as their roles change with the move to online summer courses. Sessions include; TA well-being, equity, diversity and inclusion in online learning, time management and workflow in an online environment, preparing for and managing technical difficulties, and leading both asynchronous and synchronous discussion groups. View the full schedule of events and learn more at https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/may-2020-ta-institute/.

 

REMINDER: ONLINE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE MEETING : APRIL 24TH: 10AM

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Dear LFS TA’s,
We hope you are keeping safe and enjoying the beautiful weather when possible.
As your TA Training Program Coordinators we are aware of the unexpected changes that have been brought about by the COVID-19 guidelines and precautions. We would highly appreciate your feedback in the form of your experiences and emerging needs of TAing online. How have you adjusted to the shift from classroom to online teaching and learning? Has this affected your work or roles in any way? What are some of the highlights that you would like to share with others as we all aim for effectiveness in our work?
Please join us online in the next community of practice meeting to share ideas, shape perspectives and enhance our practice.
WHEN: Friday 24th 2020
TIME: 10 AM
WHERE: Online, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.
If you interested in being part of this discussion, use the link below.
Wishing you the best,
Lennie and Tebby

Announcements for LFS TAs: Program Evaluation, Online Training for Summer TAs, CoP

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Hello LFS TAs,

We hope you are all doing well. The 2019-20 academic year has surely been interesting, and we’d like to commend you all for your continued hard work as LFS Teaching Assistants. Please see below for some announcements.

Program Evaluation

All LFS TAs are invited to share feedback on the LFS TA Training Program. Whether you’ve used several of our resources or none at all, were a TA for the first time this year or graduating this summer – your feedback is important! The evaluation takes minutes to complete, and consists of 3 sections:

  • Usage and impact of TA Training Program events and resources
  • Delivery of current programming
  • Feedback and ideas on how future programming could better prepare you for your TA roles and duties

Please complete your anonymous evaluation by Thursday, April 30 to enter the prize draw for LFS swag:
https://bit.ly/LFSTA_Eval

Your feedback will help us immensely with the 2020-22 TA Training Program Funding Application.

 

Summer TAs: Online Teaching Webinar (Save the Date!)

The 2020 Summer Term begins in less than a month, and are currently working with The Learning Centre to survey summer instructors on what content would be most helpful for summer LFS TAs. A similar survey for summer TAs will be disseminated later this month. In the meantime, online training is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th at 2 PM, and we will contact all summer TAs with more information closer to the date.

Community of Practice
The final Community of Practice for the 2019-20 academic year will be Friday, April 24th at 10 AM.

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BnobefDRVT5jQp

Best regards,
Tebby and Lennie

 

Online Community of Practice Meeting: 24th April 2020

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Dear LFS TA’s,

We hope you are keeping safe and enjoying the beautiful weather when possible.

As your TA Training Program Coordinators we are aware of the unanticipated changes that have been brought about by the COVID-19 guidelines and precautions. We would highly appreciate your feedback in the form of your experiences and emerging needs of TAing online. How have you adjusted to the shift from classroom to online teaching and learning? Has this affected your work or roles in any way? What are some of the highlights that you would like to share with others as we all aim for effectiveness in our work?

Please join us online in the next community of practice meeting to share ideas, shape perspectives and enhance our practice.

WHEN: Friday 24th 2020
TIME: 10 AM
WHERE: Online, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.
If you interested in being part of this discussion, use the link below.
Wishing you the best,
Lennie and Tebby

REMINDER: Online Community of Practice Meeting: April 3rd, 2020 – 10 AM

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Dear all,
This is a gentle reminder about this upcoming meeting :
We hope you all keeping safe. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we have seen new developments in teaching and learning globally, specifically the adoption of online learning as an alternative. This meeting would therefore give us an opportunity to reflect and forge future strategies to ensure effectiveness in our roles throughout.
Please join us online next week to share experiences and ideas.
WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
TIME: 10 AM
WHERE: Online, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.
If you interested in being part of this discussion, use the link below.
Wishing you the best,
Lennie and Tebby

Community of Practice Meeting: April 03rd 2020 10 AM

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Dear all,

We hope you all keeping safe. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we have seen new developments in teaching and learning globally, specifically the adoption of online learning as an alternative. This meeting would therefore give us an opportunity to reflect and forge future strategies to ensure effectiveness in our roles throughout.

Please join us online next week to share experiences and ideas.

WHEN: Friday 03rd 2020

TIME: 10 AM

WHERE: Online, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.

If you interested in being part of this discussion, use the link below.

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eA1eApYsS1rJNLn

Wishing you the best,

Lennie and Tebby

Winter Session 2020/21 TA Positions – NEW LFS TA Application Opens March 31, 2020

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The NEW LFS TA Application opens March 31st for Winter Session 2020/21, posting TA positions for all Winter terms.

The TA App will be open from Tues., March 31st through Thurs., April 30th, 2020.

After it closes April 30th, you will not have access to apply unless you have been asked to do so by an instructor or administrator.

The TA Applicant guide for the new TA Application can be found in the LFS TA Portal, here:  https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/online-ta-application/user-help-applicants/.

If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for VPN help at: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/myvpn

Questions? Email lfs.ta@ubc.ca

Summer TA positions – NEW TA Application Opens Today

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The NEW TA Application is open for Summer 2020 TAships, in all Summer terms.

Students can sign in using your CWL and explore and apply for TA jobs.

The TA App will be open from Wed., March 11th through Tues., March 24th, 2020.

After it closes March 24th, do not apply unless you have been asked to by an instructor or administrator.

Student User Guide for the new TA Application can be found here: https://wiki.ubc.ca/LFS:TA_Application_Applicants_Instructions

Questions? Email lfs.ta@ubc.ca

Summer 2020 TA Application opens next week – NEW TA Application System!

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Hello!

This is to announce the Summer 2020 TA Application opens next week for TA positions within LFS.

The application will be open for 10 business days:

TA Application for Summer 2020

Opens: Wed., March 11, 2020

Closes: Tues., March 24, 2020

 

The website for the NEW TA Application System will be posted March 11th, right here in the LFS TA Portal, so check there next Wednesday to get the link.

The NEW TA Application is simpler, and easier to use! We welcome your feedback when you have the opportunity to give it a try next week.

NOTE: The old TA Application is still around, but will NOT have any current information for TA Applications.

Update your bookmark to the new TA Application next week!

Any questions, let me know at: lfs.ta@ubc.ca .

Regards,
Virginia

Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator
UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
FNH Building, Room 230
2205 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604 822-0434

For all TA-related correspondence, please use lfs.ta@ubc.ca