Teaching Assistantships, MPPGA Program – Call for Applications

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From: Marsh, Lindsay
Sent: April 16, 2021 2:58 PM
To: Dragan, Lia Maria <lia.maria@ubc.ca>; Menard, Gabrielle <gabrielle.menard@ubc.ca>
Subject: Teaching Assistantships, MPPGA Program – Call for Applications

Hi Lia and Gabrielle,

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is seeking applications to Teaching Assistantships for the upcoming Winter terms in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program. Would you like to share this with your graduate students? More details are below.

Thank you,

Lindsay

Lindsay Marsh (she/her/hers)
Manager, Communications and Program Development
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the Musqueam Peoples
lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca
@ubcSPPGA | sppga.ubc.ca

 

Teaching Assistantships – 2021 Winter

Period of Employment:  Term 1 (September 1 – December 31, 2021);
Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2022)

Current Salary: Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent – $34.40/hour; Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent – $33.14/hour

Application Procedure:

Click here to submit your online application form.

The deadline for submission to the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is May 31, 2021.  Late applications may be considered in special circumstances.

Learn More under Job Opportunities: https://sppga.ubc.ca/about/opportunities/

 

LFS TAs: Anti-Racism and Lesson Planning Workshops, Reminders, Winner Announcement

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Happy last day of classes, LFS TAs!
We hope you are all keeping well. With the academic year wrapping up, please see below for some useful reminders and end-of-term training opportunities led by CTLT workshop facilitators.
Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching Practice Workshop (for LFS TAs)
Mon, Apr 26 (10 AM – 12PM PDT)
via Zoom
Engage in guided reflection of our roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning.
Lesson Planning Workshop (for LFS TAs)
Fri, Apr 30 (10 – 11:30 AM PDT)
via Zoom
Learn how to ensure alignment between lesson activities and planned assessment, develop a lesson plan, and discuss your current lesson planning strategies.
Reminder: Handing over student work
As a TA, have you been left with students’ course work at the end of term and don’t know what to do with it?
Managing students’ work, including assignment, midterm, and final exam, is the course instructor’s responsibility.  As a TA, you need to hand over all students’ work, both paper-based and electronic files, to your instructor at the end of the Term. TAs are required to securely delete electronic files from your computer.
Thanks to Associate Dean, Academic, Dr. Zhaoming Xu, for this policy information.
Winner Announced: LFS TA Needs Survey Prize Draw
Thanks to all of those who participated in our LFS TA Needs survey earlier this year, and congratulations to Francine for winning the prize draw! We will contact you in a separate email shortly.

Best regards and wishes for the summer ahead, 

LFS TA Coordinators (Tebby and Lennie)

TAs Needed: FNH 381 921 Summer 2021, Term 1

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We are currently recruiting TAs for: FNH 381 921, Summer 2021, Term 1

Hours: 32-33 total (~12 hours per week from May 10-28th)

Work performed:

  • Must be available to assist in class (9-12 M-F, May 10-28) to facilitate breakout rooms, small group discussions, and in-class activities
  • Ensuring course assignments are submitted/complete on time
  • Reviewing course assignments and providing feedback (based on a provided rubric)
  • Responding to student inquiries re: course assignments and concepts as needed

Please contact: Kelsey Cochrane at Kelsey.cochrane@ubc.ca if you are interested.

 

Thank you!

Winter TA Positions – LFS TA Application open now – March 31st at 4:30PM through April 30th at 4:30pm only.

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RE: Winter term TA positions in 2021/22 –

The LFS TA Application is now open for students to apply for Winter 2021/22 TAships
in all Winter terms (W1, W2 and W1+2), from:

  • Wed., March 31st , 2021 at 4:30pm through Fri., April 30th , 2021 at 4:30pm.

    After it closes April 30th  at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE for Graduate Students:

    To determine your pay Classification, your Previous TA Experience Details on the
    Additional Information tab (in your Profile) may need to be updated.
    Please list specifics – include the year, session (S or W), term and course, e.g., “2019 W1-FNH 250 001” , “2020 S2-APBI 314 003”, etc.

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

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

Questions? Email me at lfs.ta@ubc.ca .

Best regards,
Virginia

Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator

Dean’s Office
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

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

 

Summer TA Positions – New TA Application open March 8th at 4:30pm – March 18th at 4:30pm only.

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Hello TAs,

Yes, it’s time to think about the Summer terms of 2021…

The LFS TA Application will open next week, for 10 calendar days only, to accept applications for Summer 2021 TAships, in all Summer terms.

  • The TA App will be open from Mon., March 8th, 2021 at 4:30pm through Thurs., March 18th, 2021 at 4:30pm.

After it closes March 18th at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

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

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

Questions? Email lfs.ta@ubc.ca

Best regards,

Virginia

Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator

Dean’s Office
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

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

 

 

 

 

 

Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, and TA Needs Survey link

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Hello LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and are thriving in your TA roles. 

a) Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice (CoP) space is an informal virtual get-together for all TAs primarily to learn from each other. 


The purpose of the upcoming
 CoP next week Monday is to share and hear TAs experiences of online teaching and learning assistance (new and returning TAs). This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

WHEN: Monday, March 1st, 2021
TIME: 10-11 AM
WHERE: Online (the link will be sent to the registrants at the end of the week)

Please RSVP here:

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e51VjTsIBqzyyKW

b) We would also appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete the survey about your   TA needs: https://bit.ly/LFSTA_Needs

Best Regards,

Lennie and Tebby

TA Training Program Coordinators

Student Coursework Retention – TA role

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As a TA, have you been left with students’ course work at the end of term and don’t know what to do with it?

Here’s information that can help:

Managing students’ work, including assignment, midterm, and final exam, is the course instructor’s responsibility.  As a TA, you need to hand over all students’ work, both paper-based and electronic files, to your instructor at the end of the Term. TAs are required to securely delete electronic files from your computer.

 

Thanks to Associate Dean, Academic, Dr. Zhaoming Xu, for this policy information.

2020-2021 LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award competition – call for nominations

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DEADLINE:  4:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2021

 

Call for nominations for the 2020-2021 Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

 

The deadline to submit nomination packages is Friday, March 5, 2021.  Electronic applications should be sent to melanie.train@ubc.ca

 

For detailed information, see the additional information link that is posted on the LFS Grad Office blog

Non-LFS graduate students who TA for LFS are eligible for this award.

 

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

 

 

 

LFS TAs: Re-Orientation, LC Lunch & Learns, and new Course Design Hub on Canvas

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Hello LFS TAs,

Now that we’ve all hopefully had a chance to settle into the new semester, we’d like to highlight a few exciting resources available to you. All are aimed to help support your roles as TAs.

LFS TA Re-Orientation for New TAs (Fri Feb 5, 11 AM – 12 PM PST via Zoom)
New and returning TAs are invited to attend this brief session for an introduction (or review) of relevant TA resources including the TA application system, your union collective agreement, and professional development opportunities, and to meet key LFS staff, CUPE 2278 union representatives, and fellow TAs.
Please register here: http://bit.ly/LFSTA_reorientation


Learning Centre Lunch & Learns (Fridays, 12-1 PM via Zoom)
Engage with topic experts, faculty members, and your peers at these weekly sessions and learn more about timely, teaching-related subjects. These sessions provide answers to a wide-array of questions including

  • Why can you make some movie scenes available on Canvas as course materials, but not a clip from a Netflix series (Jan 8)?
  • How can game design be leveraged for automated and individualized student learning paths on Canvas? (Dec 4)
  • What are some considerations for planning an immersive virtual field trip (Oct 16)?

For more information and to register, please visit: https://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/workshops/lunch-and-learn/

LFS Course Design Hub on Canvas
Created by the Learning Centre for the LFS teaching community, this Canvas course is a living space for sharing knowledge and content related to online teaching. Explore at your own pace the different guides and tools, and add your own resources.
To enroll, please visit: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/XHJ36F
As this is an evolving resource, please let us know if you have any feedback on the existing page.

Until next time,
Your LFS TA Coordinators

Lennie Cheung   lennie.cheung@ubc.ca, and
Tebby Leepile     tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca

UBC TA Institute: Jan 11-15, 2021

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CTLT Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute Communications Toolkit

 

BACKGROUND

The CTLT Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute is a week of free professional development workshops open to any graduate and undergraduate TA. From January 11-15, 2021, the TA Institute will include a collection of workshops designed to support TAs as their roles change with the move to online teaching and learning.

Sessions include, but aren’t limited to: Online Presentation and Lecturing Skills, Designing Impactful Activities for Online Learning, Time Management Skills for Graduate Students and TAs, and Holding Space for Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching Practice.

This year, workshops are organized into 6 themes, and if attendees complete 4 workshops within a theme, and complete the related pre & post-session online modules, they will be eligible for a letter of completion that can be included in a Teaching Portfolio or CV.

View the full schedule of events and learn more at: https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/january-2021-ta-institute/

AUDIENCE

All UBC graduate and undergraduate TAs.

KEY MESSAGES/CALL TO ACTION

SAMPLE Social Media POSTS

Twitter Messaging

  • Grad students and TAs @UBC! Are you interested in developing your online teaching and learning practices? Register for the @UBC_CTLT TA Institute from January 11-15 to help you prepare for your upcoming online courses!

Learn more and register: https://t.co/qkCtmscT8s?amp=1

Facebook Messaging

Graduate and undergraduate TAs! You are invited to the CTLT’s TA Institute!

 

From January 11-15, join us online for several free workshops that are designed to support, and help you navigate your role as a TA with the move to online courses.

Learn more and register: https://t.co/qkCtmscT8s?amp=1

 

We would appreciate your support in amplifying these messages:

 

SAMPLE WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER POST

CTLT Teaching Assistant Institute

The Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute offers free professional development for UBC graduate and undergraduate students. The five days of workshops are designed to support TAs as their roles change with the move to online classes. To register and learn more, visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/ta-institute/january-2021-ta-institute/

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this Communications Toolkit, please contact:

Sukhi Ghuman, Manager, Marketing & Events, CTLT

sukhi.ghuman@ubc.ca