TAship Opportunities: APBI 361 Winter Term 2 – Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability

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TAs needed to TA for APBI 361 001 Courses in Winter Term 2 –2020.
Email Dr. DeLisa Lewis at delisa.lewis@ubc.ca  by Friday, July 10th, 2020.

APBI 361 001 Course Description

A detailed exploration of biophysical, economic, and social ecosystem sustainability indicators for primary production subsystems.

Experience:

Experience with participation in Web-based learning environment (such as Connect Learning Management System ) is an asset but not essential. Experience correcting/editing/grading/marking/assessing the work of others at an undergraduate level is essential. For undergraduate applicants, successful completion of this APBI 361001course is desirable. Experience in research or critical assessment of scientific research is an asset, but not essential. Experience that shows a desire to facilitate learning is an asset. Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills; good organizational skills; Must have consistent and reliable access to personal computer with internet; ability to correct English and references usage (grammar, spelling, paragraph structure, APA format) when marking written assignments.

Work Performed:

Marking online discussions and other written assignments in an accurate and timely manner. Communicate regularly and briefly with course instructor with questions of marking approach and assignment expectations.

  • Attend and play an active role in each class as described below.
  • Assist faculty instructors with several aspects of the course including:  tracking homework and in-class participation on a spreadsheet, preparing some class materials, facilitating classroom activities and meeting with students during office hours.
  • Assist students in their online Calibrated Peer Review work and other flexible learning that replaces face-to-face class time once every two weeks.
  • Though instructors will mark major writing assignments, TAs give students feedback on homework assignments and some in-class written reflections and assist instructors for a second look at selected writing assignments.
  • Lead some portions of classes, and on occasion teach a class, using lesson plans and other guides and materials.
  • Track and respond to queries by students via Connect and email, with input by instructor and course coordinator as needed
  • Assist in adjudicating and marking the final exam (following detailed instructions and an answer key.)
  • Attend and take part in a 1.5-hour instructional support meeting once every two weeks at times and dates mutually agreed upon.
  • Conduct special projects during term and after classes are over, such as creating new course materials, updating Connect and other projects mutually agreed upon.
  • Perform other duties as required

 

 See current pay scales in UBC HR website. Search for “UBC HR TA Salary Scales”.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

 

Email Dr. DeLisa Lewis at delisa.lewis@ubc.ca  by Friday, July 10th, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER: Online Community of Practice Meeting: June 5th 2020 (3-4 PM)

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Dear LFS TAs,
This is a reminder for this upcoming meeting.
We are interested in your experiences of online teaching assistance (both new and returning TAs).
If you are not working this summer but have questions for Fall, this sessions is also for you. 
 
Please join us online in the next community of practice meeting to share ideas, shape perspectives, and enhance practices. 
 
NB: We are fortunate to be joined by Dr Cyprien Lomas, Director of LFS Learning Centre
 
WHEN: June 5th 2020
TIME: 3-4PM
WHERE: Online, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.
 
If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below
 
 
 
Looking forward to hearing from you. 
 
Lennie and Tebby 
LFS TA Training Program Coordinators

Online Community of Practice Meeting: June 5th 2020 (3-4 PM)

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Dear LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe.

We are interested in your experiences of online teaching assistance (both new and returning TAs). If you are not working this summer but have questions for Fall, this sessions is also for you.

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

NB: We are fortunate to be joined by Dr Cyprien Lomas, Director of LFS Learning Centre

WHEN: June 5th 2020

TIME: 3-4PM

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

If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below

 Looking forward to hearing from you. 

Lennie and Tebby
LFS TA Training Program Coordinators

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