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  • jonathan verrett 9:33 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Angus Reid Survey on UBC faculty’s perceptions of teaching 

    I didn’t know this happened! Very interesting! 

    Explanation taken from the website:

    In November and December 2008, UBC commissioned Angus Reid Strategies to conduct a confidential, anonymous survey to help us better understand faculty members’ views and opinions about teaching and learning. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a major research university has conducted a comprehensive survey of its faculty members on this important topic.

    The link to the results is here: http://www.lead.ubc.ca/angusreidreport/index.html

  • jonathan verrett 10:37 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Naming the Network? 

    What do you think of IN.UBC, stands for Instructor Network at UBC? Other ideas? Post a comment to share your thoughts!

    • ksirluck 9:47 am on June 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I like it: simple, memorable, and it makes its point. We are an important part of the university community, here to stay. Best regards, Kate Sirluck

  • jonathan verrett 10:26 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    What is teaching? 

    The classic example of teaching happens in the classroom, and perhaps one-to-one in an office hour. As instructors, what else do you do that you consider to be teaching? Post a comment to share!

  • jonathan verrett 5:37 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    We are developing this site as a place for Instructors and Senior Instructors at UBC to connect online. We can share resources and ideas, as well as common concerns we have as UBC faculty members in the teaching stream. Feel free to leave comments with ideas and feedback.

    • asens 7:35 pm on October 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      OK, I just wrote this earlier in the “About” section, shows how much I know!

      Hello All:

      Thanks again to Catherine for setting this up. Further to our conversation last week, with the University planning to implement one of the key features of the Place and Promise Academic Plan, the commitment that every undergraduate student will have the opportunity to have two enriched educational experiences (E3) we might be ready as Instructors to respond to a call for what we do as instructors that qualifies as an enriched educational experience. Co-op placements, community service learning, international service learning, and internships are no brainers, but we need to reflect on other educational experiences that might be deemed transformative.

      As a group, we might also want to have a sense of how many of these E3 activities are provided by Instructor rank faculty.


    • Catherine Rawn 12:25 am on October 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi All,

      I’m glad that this platform seems to suit our needs. Just to clarify though, it was a joint effort to get this started: thanks to Christina for suggesting we look into UBCblogs, and Sunaina and I together considered the options with Angela and Shane at Arts IT. This has definitely been a joint effort getting this network and website ball rolling!

      Looking forward to working with all of you as we develop this further. Feel free to make changes to the site. And thanks for the note about enriched experiences, Allen. Definitely good to keep in mind.

    • jackie rea 4:26 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi all,

      Great site; I’m sure it’ll prove incredibly useful. Can’t wait to hear how other Instructors define teaching (upcoming posts).

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