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  • ankal 11:16 pm on April 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Current Newsletter (April 2022) 

    Quote: To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin. Bell hooks.

    Image credit: Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Unsplash

     

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • CTLT Events and Resources
      • Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions

     

    1. SoTL
      • ISSOTL Call for Reviewers

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca, or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions

    The 2022 Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions has now opened! UBCV and UBCO will again collaboratively present this online and in-person initiative from May 9–13, 2022. 

     This year’s theme is Promoting Inclusivity and Accessibility and we invite contributions that demonstrate accessible and effective learning spaces for all students; equity, diversity and inclusion; student experiences; open educational resources; and wellbeing.  

    We appreciate your support with circulating this call for submissions to your colleagues and promoting it to your audience. The 13th annual CLW is open to all UBC faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. We are accepting proposals until April 13, 2022.

    More information: https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca  

    Event submission link: https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/events/submission-form/    

     

    CTLT Events

    What I Learned in Class Today: Student Perspectives Film Virtual Launch

    April 12 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm

    The What I Learned In Class Today Project Team is honoured to debut the Renewed Student Perspectives Two-Part Film. The renewed materials are a continuation of the 2007 Original Students Perspective Video, a student led-project that sparked university wide movements and conversations on Indigenous student experiences in the classroom and overall classroom climate when Indigenous topics are discussed. Register.

     

    Unpacking Harmful Phrases

    April 25 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Using anti-oppressive and decolonial frameworks, intervention models and practical tools, participants will engage in group activities and discussion that deconstruct specific harmful phrases and behaviours, their roots, and ways to address them. Register.

     

    Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

    May 24 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    This interactive and practice-based workshop explores complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Register.

     

    Teaching Philosophy Statements: Show me the Good Stuff

    May 26 | 10:00–11:30 am 

    Explore what constitutes an effective teaching philosophy statement, and review and discuss strong examples. Register.

     

    Course Design Intensive

    June 14, 16 & 21 | 9:00 am–4:00 pm

    This intensive program offers participants an opportunity to work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Register.

     

     

    1. SoTL

    Call for Reviewers

    ISSOTL sponsors multiple initiatives that require peer reviews: proposals to the annual conference, submissions to Teaching & Learning Inquiry (ISSOTL’s journal), nominations for awards, applications to the ISSOTL Fellows Program, and other occasional needs for multiple perspectives.

    We invite you to contribute to the work of the Society by adding yourself to ISSOTL’s pool of potential reviewers. Then, when reviewers are needed, you would receive an invitation to serve for that specific reason. (If it’s a busy time, you may always defer to a later occasion.)

    If you’re willing to join the pool, please complete the form.

     

     
  • ankal 11:10 pm on April 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    January 2022 Newsletter 

    Quote: Education creates the voice through which human rights can be claimed and protected.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

     

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • Call for a Co-Chair
      • Supervising Graduate Students: UBCO Update
      • Reminder: ELNET Promotion and Tenure Workshop
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • CTLT Events and Resources

     

    1. SoTL
      • Teaching and Wellbeing Community of Practice: a New Year Get-Together
      • SoTL Dissemination Fund (for UBC-V)

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    Call for a Co-Chair

    ELNET is calling for a co-chair from either campus. This is a great opportunity to build connections across both campuses and to support the EL community. The co-chair’s primary responsibilities are:

    • Plan and facilitate meetings
    • Work with the membership to create an annual plan
    • Track and follow up with appropriate people on action items 

    If you are interested, please email Jannik Eikenaar (jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca) with a brief statement of interest and brief summary of relevant qualifications.

     

    Supervising Graduate Students: Okanagan campus update

    The Okanagan Senate recently approved revisions to the College of Graduate Studies’ policy regarding supervision, making it easier for EL-stream faculty to supervise graduate students. As the revised policy states, “The intent … is to create the opportunity for graduate supervision where appropriate, but not to create an expectation of graduate supervision as part of the role.” Great news!

    The updated policy is available here: https://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/policies-procedures/supervisors/

     

    Reminder: ELNET Promotion & Tenure workshop

    January 27, 2022 @12:00-1:30pm

    This event is intended to help educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of career progression, including developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. This event is an annual offering.

     

    Panel Presenters

    Suzie Lavallee (Professor of Teaching, Forestry, UBCV)

    Richard Plunkett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Biology, UBCO)

    Karen Ragoonaden (Professor of Teaching, Education, Univ. of Manitoba)

    Mark Schaller (Professor, Psychology, UBCV)

    Jonathan Verrett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBCV)

    Jay Wickenden (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, UBCV)

     

    Please RSVP before Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9am to attend. All are welcome!

     

    Organized by: Zoë Soon; Saori Hoshi and Nina Hewitt, on behalf of the ELNET team!

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca, or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    CTLT Events and Resources

    Events

    Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER) Projects

    February 8 | 9:00–10:00 am | Online

    Introducing evaluation frameworks, identifying strategies and discussing OER opportunities, this workshop offers guidance to those working on an OER Fund project or incorporating OER into their teaching and learning. Register.

     

    Holding Indigenous Topics with Care in the Classroom

    February 8 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm | Online

    Through the What I Learned In Class Today project, learn how to intentionally approach Indigenous content and topics in the classroom and how this can create a supportive and positive learning experience for all students. Register.

     

    Classroom Evaluation and Research: Do I Need Ethics Approval?

    February 9 | 1:00–2:30 pm | Online

    Learn more about what type of classroom inquiry might require Behavioural Research Ethics Board approval, what work can be done without ethics review, and ethical considerations for conducting research and evaluation in the classroom. Register.

     

    Journey into Course Design

    February 9 & 16 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm | Online

    In this two-part workshop, journey through three stages of course design: reflecting on situational factors, writing learning outcomes and exploring assessment options, and instructional strategies to support learners. Register.

     

    H5P Symposium

    February 22 & 23 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm | Online

    This multi-day H5P symposium introduces H5P as a free open-source html tool. Learn about its strengths and limitations and explore successful examples of implementation and course integration for various content types. Register.

     

    Recording

    What Would an Accessible University Look Like? Perspectives of Disabled Instructors at UBC

    Learn what accessibility and inclusivity mean to disabled instructors and gain insight into what types of support and resources might be effective in making the university more accessible and inclusive. Watch now.

     

    1. SoTL

    Teaching and Wellbeing Community of Practice: a New Year Get-Together

    As many of us are busy with the shift to teaching online (yet again!), the New Year get-together has been rescheduled to February 1st, 10 to 11 am . In addition to celebrating the start of a new year, Dr. Sally Stewart will share key findings on student and faculty wellbeing from the TEACHERS Project and Learning and Teaching Beyond COVID project. We will then collectively envision how we can support wellbeing through teaching in 2022.

    In this meeting, we will:

    • Review and reflect on wellbeing recommendations made from the Learning and Teaching Beyond COVID project 
    • Share and celebrate projects, initiatives and resources in support of teaching of wellbeing from last year 
    • Share our personal visions on wellbeing and explore how the CoP may support our collective goals in 2022

    Please RSVP here.

    SoTL Dissemination Fund (UBC-V)

     

    The Office of the Provost and VP Academic offers $20,000 per year to support dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Funds are managed and adjudicated by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).

     

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     
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