I just returned from the Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed (http://www.stlhe.ca/) annual conference in Saskatoon. Made some very interesting connections with colleagues from various disciplines from across the country. Would be great to see a bigger contingent from UBC next year in Montreal!
There’s a group, led by Sue Vajoczki, from EOS/Geog, at McMaster, conducting research describing the ways the Instructor track manifests in Ontario. I asked for her report but there is a required delayed release from her funding agency, the HEQCO: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. (Do we have a similar body in BC?) Anyway, the report is due to be released here this fall. Weren’t any big surprises in her presentation, but great to see research about us happening!
We would like to invite you to the first social event of the Instructor Network–a University-wide initiative to introduce Instructor-Is and Senior Instructors to one another for the purpose of support and advocacy. Our first event will be a “meet-and-greet” next week:
Date: Thursday, June 9th
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: Lillooet Room, room 301, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
If you are able to attend the event, please RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend the event, please be assured that we hope to organize other Instructor-related events in the near future. If someone you know should have been invited and hasn’t, please feel free to spread the word and bring them along.
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
What do you think of IN.UBC, stands for Instructor Network at UBC? Other ideas? Post a comment to share your thoughts!
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!
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.