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  • jonathan verrett 9:42 am on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Sharing Ideas, Tips, and Strategies for Preparing EL CVs and Dossiers 

    Wednesday May 30, 10-11:30, Chilcotin Room 256 at IKBLC, Vancouver Campus.

    Over the last couple of months we have drafted a collection of strategies and ideas that various EL faculty have used when creating their CVs and Dossiers, including their dossier Tables of Contents. The purpose of this document is two-fold: to share wisdom and ideas among EL faculty members, and to offer to the Senior Appointments Committee some feedback as they work on revising the SAC guide this summer. This session will begin with small-group discussions to share further strategies for preparing EL CVs and Dossiers (feel free to bring your own examples to get feedback), using the document as a starting point. Then, Simon Bates will offer an overview of the SAC guide context, to frame the next small-group discussion: feedback on the document (clarifications, what’s missing), as well as any other feedback/questions we can pass on to SAC about EL CVs and dossiers.

    Please RSVP by emailing Catherine Rawn, cdrawn@psych.ubc.ca, who will then send you the current draft of the document if you would like to review it ahead of time. After receiving feedback during the session, the updated document will be made available to everyone on this list, along with a last call for feedback/questions for SAC.

    We’re looking into video recording the session, but note that the discussion format may not translate well to video format.

    The audio recording of this session can be accessed through the following Youtube link: https://youtu.be/0p0mxsAIbl8

  • jonathan verrett 7:34 am on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    UBC Educational Leadership Network 

    The UBC Educational Leadership Network changed its name from the UBC Instructor Network in October 2017.  You can find a detailed rationale for the name change linked here.

    The UBC Educational Leadership Network is a community of Instructors, Senior Instructors, and Professors of Teaching at the University of British Columbia committed to the

    • celebration of educational leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning
    • sharing of information, resources, expertise, and ideas within the university community and beyond
    • support and promotion of the Educational Leadership stream

    The following page lists information for past events hosted by the network.


    • Manuel Dias 2:46 pm on October 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      As you may know, the call for proposals for small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) innovation projects is now open.

      The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic invites faculty, staff and students to submit proposals for small TLEF innovation projects. The deadline for proposals for both new TLEF applicants and for applicants with existing multi-year TLEF projects is 3:00pm on November 15.

      Small TLEF innovation projects are grassroots projects that are intended to support experimentation with pedagogical approaches that have strong potential to enhance learning. Small TLEF innovation project teams can request up to $50,000 over the life of the project, and projects can run from one to three years. Funding for the 2nd and/or 3rd years of multi-year projects is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals.

      The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will offer a general TLEF information session on September 27 as well as weekly drop-in sessions for applicants who would like to receive support in preparing their TLEF proposals. For more information on these sessions, visit: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/event-category/tlef/.

      In addition to sharing with your team, please also share this information with students in your Faculty (where appropriate). Students may wish to submit projects of special interest to them or their peers, as well as participate in the development of proposals.

      For more information about this funding opportunity and the application process, please visit: http://tlef.ubc.ca.

      If you have any questions about TLEF, please email: tlef.info@ubc.ca.

  • jonathan verrett 3:41 pm on May 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    UBC Instructor Network 

    The Instructor Network is a community of Instructors, Senior Instructors, and Professors of Teaching at the University of British Columbia committed to the

    • celebration of educational leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning
    • sharing of information, resources, expertise, and ideas within the university community and beyond
    • support and promotion of the Educational Leadership stream

    The following page contains a variety of posts with information on events that the instructor network has put on in the past.

  • jonathan verrett 7:34 pm on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dossier, portfolio,   

    Preparing your dossier panel & workshop 

    Instructor Network Leadership Team (InLET) Presents:

    Professional Development Event ~ Preparing Your Tenure & Promotion Dossier

    Thursday April 20, 2017, 9.30-11.30am

    UBCV Campus Rm 3074 Orchard Commons

    UBCO Campus Rm SCI 331



    The InLET is very pleased to be offering this workshop to help instructor/educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. The speakers will focus on how we navigate the different departmental demands as there is no university standard. The various ‘Table of Contents’ used by the speakers will be addressed as well as the areas that provided the most challenge. The session will end with breakout groups where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss a problematic section of their dossier, while the speakers shadow the discussion.

    Agenda and Speakers:

    •      Welcome and Introduction – 5 mins
    •      Dr. Harry Hubball – 20 mins
    •      Panel of dossier experiences and examples – 45 mins

    ○      Dr. Christina Hendricks

    ○      Dr. Steve Wolfman

    ○      Dr. Jackie Rea

    •      Q and A – 20 minutes
    •      Workshop  – 30 mins – A chance to share an issue you are struggling with in your dossier in a group context. The speakers will shadow the groups and offer some guidance.


    Dr. Harry Hubball

    Professor & National Teaching Fellow, Canada

    Chair, Academic Program Director: International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Faculty of Education
    Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

    Dr. Hubball will present on the scholarship of educational leadership, the dossier process and content, and putting it together.  His introduction will be followed by the panel of speakers, indicated below, who will share their dossier experiences and products.  The workshop will finish with a question and answer period and opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges of your dossiers.

    Dr. Christina Hendricks

    Professor of Teaching, Department of Philosophy
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Dr. Steve Wolfman

    Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Dr. Jackie Rea

    Senior Instructor, Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) and Vantage College
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver


    Resources from the session

    We were not able to record this session, but we do have some resources to share.


    Jackie Rea showed slides with some suggestions, which you can see in PDF format here: Rea Dossier Presentation (PDF)

    Harry Hubball shared his slides from the session, which are about the Scholarship of Educational Leadership Certificate Program at UBC: Hubball SoEL slides for dossier workshop (PDF)


    Online Portfolios

    Steve Wolfman shared his online portfolio materials, which you can see here along with his speaking notes for the day: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~wolf/tnp/

    Christina Hendricks shared her online portfolio, which you can see here: http://chendricks.org/portfolioarchive  This is the portfolio as it looked when she submitted it for promotion to Professor of Teaching; this version has not been updated since then. A somewhat more updated portfolio can be found here: http://chendricks.org/portfolio


    Other Resources

    Here is some information on work that Simon Bates (Academic Director, CTLT) has been doing around trying to clarify “Educational Leadership” and how we might give evidence of impact: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/

    The following are draft documents about the ongoing process to try to develop a Teaching and Learning Impact Framework. These are not finalized; they will be altered in the future. Please see the above link for final versions when they are ready.




  • jonathan verrett 3:23 pm on November 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: PRT   

    Panel discussion on peer review of teaching 

    December 2016

    This panel discussion aimed to help participants be more informed and proactive throughout their own PRT process by clarifying procedures around PRT, as well as showcasing best practices, support and existing models at UBC. Mark Schaller (SAC) discussed the significance of PRT at the SAC level. Simon Bates discussed CTLT’s Peer Review of Teaching Initiative and the support it offers for formative and summative PRT.  Paul Bartha (Philosophy) and Sunita Chowrira (Botany) presented the PRT practices used in the tenure, promotion and reappointment processes in their respective departments.

    Though attendance was hampered in part by snow, we recorded the event and you can see it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/jkPJz1xSI60

  • jonathan verrett 4:27 pm on March 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CV,   

    Workshop: Make your UBC CV work for you 

    Have you wondered how best to highlight your achievements and educational leadership activities in the new UBC Common CV? If the answer is yes, then please join INLeT for our Spring workshop, “Make your UBC CV work for you,” on April 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Lillooet Room, IKBLC.  
    This 2-hour workshop is designed to help educational leadership-stream faculty implement the new version of the UBC CV.  We will begin the workshop with a panel discussion, led by experts on the intent and design of the CV, along with faculty familiar with its use in tenure and promotion decisions. Panelists will include: Melanie Jones (SAC), Jackie Stewart (Chemistry), Sally Hermansen (Geography), and Steve Wolfman (Computer Science). If you have a question you would like the panelists to address, please e-mail your question to Allen Sens at asens@mail.ubc.ca
    The panel discussion will be followed by a small group activity where participants will have an opportunity to interact and develop approaches to their own CV. Please bring one or two items that you’re not sure where to place on your CV, or that you would like feedback on helping to frame so that they fit in a particular part of the CV. 
  • jonathan verrett 12:08 pm on October 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Educational Leadership Event, November 30, 2015 

    Video of Event

    Join us for our first educational leadership event of the 2015-2016 academic year, a panel led discussion, titled “Taking your teaching beyond your classroom: Teaching practice and educational leadership.” This event will take place on Monday, November 30th from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Dodson Room in the IKBLC.

    Come and learn more about how UBC faculty work to make an impact beyond their own classrooms by incorporating technology into their courses, engaging students in experiential learning opportunities, and working to help international students transition successfully to UBC.

    Catherine Rawn, Christina Hendricks, Sunaina Assanand, Allen Sens, and Joanne Fox will present diverse examples of student-centered educational leadership initiatives.

  • jonathan verrett 9:40 am on September 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Upcoming Symposium on SoTL at SFU Harbour Centre 

    We thought many instructors would be interested in the following symposium at SFU Harbour Centre, downtown Vancouver, coming up in November. The link below also provides information on proposing a presentation.

    Deadline for proposals is Sept. 21, 2014!


    BCcampus, along with colleagues from Teaching and Learning Centres across the province, would like to invite you to join us in Vancouver for the first Provincial Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice on November 14, 2014.

    This day includes a variety of keynote speakers, presentations, and opportunities to learn more about conducting inquiries into personal teaching and learning practices. The event will take place at SFU Harbour Centre. Registration is $40, and limited to 100 people, so register early!

    Please share this with your faculty colleagues, librarians, instructional staff and anyone else you think would be interested in presenting or attending.

    For more information and to register, please go to http://open.bccampus.ca/symposium-on-scholarly-inquiry-into-teaching-and-learning-practice/

  • jonathan verrett 9:12 pm on January 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Coming Event! Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What, Why, and How? 

    Title: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What, Why and How

    Day/time: January 31, 2-3:30pm

    Location Michael Smith Labs, Room 101

    Will it be recorded and posted online? We hope so! We’re working on it, with the help of CTLT, and we’ll let you know.

    Description: Have you heard of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, but are not sure exactly what it is or what it looks like? Or perhaps you know something about it but would like to know more? This event will start with a panel of three speakers, and will leave a good deal of time for discussion afterwards. 

    Simon Bates, Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC, will start off the panel by giving a presentation about the nature of SoTL.

    Niamh Kelly, Associate Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC, will speak about transitioning from disciplinary research to SoTL.

    Gary Poole, Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, will speak about some of his research in SoTL, to give an example of SoTL work.

    All are welcome to this free, public event! 

    Speaker bios

    Simon Bates joined UBC in the summer of 2012, and was previously Dean of Learning and Teaching and Professor of Physics Education at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has published extensively in the areas of physics education research and the role of technology in enhancing learning. As Academic Director of UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, he is responsible for the provision of academic support services to the teaching and learning community, and part of the leadership team of the Flexible Learning Initiative, a major 5-year teaching and learning transformation program at UBC. He teaches on the Physics 101 course at UBC, a first year course on energy and waves delivered to 1700 non- majors annually

    Niamh Kelly, a faculty member in Medicine, describes herself as an academic ‘cross dresser’: a medical microbiologist scientist, not an MD; a scientist who is researching teaching and learning, not science; a University science teacher who is designing curricular interventions for high school students. Through all of this Niamh is interested in cutting across barriers that exist between the humanities and sciences. Her research is focused on: (i) the difficulties associated with transitioning into the scholarship associated with teaching and learning when trained as a scientist; and, (ii) how integrating the arts into a high school biology curriculum influences students’ attitudes toward, and beliefs about, science.

    Gary Poole is a professor and Associate Director of the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at the University of British Columbia. He is a past-president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In 2004, he established and directed the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UBC.  He is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and he has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  His current scholarly work focuses on self-directed learning, with a focus on medical education.

  • jonathan verrett 10:21 am on October 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

    Coming Event! Celebrating innovation in teaching: Applying scholarship to improve practice 

    Are you designing a new course? Ready to redesign an existing course? Why not use the scholarship of teaching and learning to inform your design process? Hear our panelists share the different ways they have applied scholarship in their courses, ranging from the broad course design level (Dr. Rawn), to using a flipped classroom model during course delivery (Dr. Sens), to improving the efficacy of feedback on student written work (Dr. Rea). We hope you will leave this session energized to engage in scholarly teaching.


    Dr. Catherine Rawn (Instructor, Psychology)
    Dr. Allen Sens (Professor of Teaching, Political Science)
    Dr. Jaclyn Rea (Instructor, Arts Studies in Research and Writing)

    Join us on Thursday 24 October 2013, 12:30-2pm, in Buchanan B208.

    Brought to you by the Instructor Network.

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