Term 2 TA Orientation – January 10

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

ta.training@ubc.ca | https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/

Facilitation in the Classroom Workshop – Nov 20

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***

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Zs46PimRCOmo2i1Y2

See you!
Fernanda and Colin

Final Exam invigilators needed – December 6

Two invigilators are required for the FNH 350 001 final exam on Wednesday, December 6 for 2.5 hours, 3:30PM to 6:00PM.

These invigilator positions will be paid at the appropriate TA rate depending on the student’s classification.  Please do not apply for these positions if the additional hours will put you over the 192 hours/term maximum.

If you are interested, please contact the course instructor directly elham.movassagh@ubc.ca

Thank you!

Marking & Assessment Workshop – Oct 30

Dear LFS TA’s

As term 1 starts to wrap up, are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of marking  assay, midterm, and term papers?

Our upcoming marking and assessment workshop can help! In this interactive 2.5 hour session, facilitated by one of the members of the Centre of Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) team, you will develop your own strategies to:

  • give concise andprecise feedback
  • mark fairly andconsistently

Workshop Details:
Monday October 30
3:00 – 5:30 PM
FNH 300

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/VVN5fTwq9ANptHmg2

See you,
Fernanda and Colin

Technology seminar workshop – Sept 21

Dear LFS TAs,

If you are new to Connect or 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 free technology workshop to answer all of your questions and help you work more efficiently. This workshop will be facilitated by Duncan McHugh from the LFS Learning Centre.

When? Thursday September 21, 2017 (between 14.00-17.00)
Where? Room FNH 300

Refreshments will be provided!

Please register at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/HQzly0dUC5Ifuod12

See you on Thursday!

Fernanda and Colin

LFS TA Training Orientation

Dear Term 1 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: Thursday September 7th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Agora (MacMillan basement).

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 August 31 at https://goo.gl/forms/w0O5DFVBhRO6vnJn2

(New link for sign up!)

***We will provide a light breakfast, coffee, and lunch!***  

Fernanda Mujica and Colin Dring
Teaching Assistant Training Coordinators | Land and Food Systems

ta.training@ubc.ca | https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/

TA Positions Available

If you are interested in the following Term 1 TA position, please contact the instructor directly.  The find out when this course is scheduled, please refer to the course calendar listing here: 

FNH 300 001 – 2017 Winter Session, Term 1 (144 available TA support hours)

WORK PERFORMED

Answer student questions related to completion of 5 problem-set assignments per student
Mark problem sets and provide feedback to students
Assist with marking of midterm and final exam (calculation-based questions)
Perform other related duties as required (eg. assignment & marking key updates, assist with evaluation of oral student group presentations)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Education and Knowledge Requirements: Undergraduate degree in food science and thorough understanding of undergraduate-level food process science, particularly with respect to mass and energy balances and thermal food processing techniques and calculations. Senior undergraduate students who have completed FHN 300 with excellent marks may also be considered when graduate students are not available.

Skills: TA’s are expected to have a proficiency in Math. Ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about marking responsibilities. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Computer experience required (Excel preferred). Ability to correspond with students regarding questions during exams and office hours.

John Frostad
john.frostad@ubc.ca