Beyond the Text: Promoting Digital and Visual Literacy Through Multimodal Projects

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

In our present digital age, language and visual communication work together to organize content and create meaning. Text is often no longer delivered in isolation, instead multimodal combinations of language, images, video, sound and/or spatial components all take part in the process of communication. This is not new by any means; however, faculty continue to (more…)

Contract Faculty Marking Party


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2017
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Contract Faculty Community of Practice invites you to a Marking Party. Come and join your fellow contract faculty members in a quiet room where we can all concentrate on our grading as we prepare to return term papers and final assignments to our students. You can come for the whole day, or drop in (more…)

Prepping Students for Peer Assessment

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Students are skeptical about the fairness of grades determined by peer assessment methods. However, this skepticism disappears when students are given the opportunity to learn about and to practice peer assessment skills. In this session, we will show you an online workshop for giving students practice with peer assessing written work. We will discuss the (more…)

Mid-year Faculty Check-in

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

As a follow-up to the New Faculty and Staff Orientation and the Orientation to Teaching this summer, new faculty are invited to a mid-year check-in with UBC’s Senior Advisor Teaching and Learning and Academic Director CTLT, Simon Bates, and CTLT educational consultant staff. Please join us for a morning of discussion and reflection. CTLT staff (more…)

Developing Reflection Strategies and Activities in Community-engaged Learning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

This interactive session will discuss the importance of reflection in community-engaged learning (CEL) and support faculty in developing reflection activities and methods in their community-engaged courses. We will discuss CEL theory and reflection, how to develop an overall reflection strategy, as well as linking reflection to assessment. In small groups participants will have the opportunity (more…)

What can Inclusive Teaching Practices Look Like? From Experiments to Successful Strategies

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

Studies have shown teaching practices that engage with the diversity of learners in terms of social and cultural background, learning styles, and abilities can contribute positively to students’ wellbeing and sense of belonging at the university, both of which influence students’ ability to learn. This session is for those of us who wish to implement (more…)

UBC Studios Hands-On Tour

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Open House will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio: Video Production Graphics and (more…)

Learner-Centred Course Designs: Where are we now?

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Update: The session will now be an open drop-in session for anyone who has questions about their course design, or looking for feedback on any aspect of their course design plans. There will no longer be formal talks from past CDI participants. If you have any questions about the drop-in session, please feel free to contact Sue (more…)

How Teaching Practices Influence Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

The TLEF project How Teaching Practices Influence Student Mental Health and Wellbeing reveals how instructional practices can have a positive impact on the student learning experience by promoting their wellbeing. This interactive session will share our findings, integrate ideas and share strategies via group discussions. Examples of applying some specific strategies will be shared to (more…)

Teaching with Technology Showcase


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2017
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Description

On December 7 from 4–6:00 PM, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Learning Technology Hub’s Teaching with Technology Showcase at the Life Sciences Centre Atrium (UBC Point Grey campus), with opening remarks from UBC Provost and Vice-President Academic, Andrew Szeri. This showcase will focus on the work of UBC faculty who are using (more…)