Events

Risk and Reward: Augmenting Teaching Practices to Support Student Wellbeing


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

The link between student wellbeing and resiliency, academic tenacity, and overall student success is strongly supported in the literature. Research also clearly demonstrates that classroom environment and instructor approaches positively impact student wellbeing, enjoyment and course engagement. The academic environment is a key factor contributing to the challenged state of student wellbeing and as we (more…)

Promising Practices to Embed Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to connect with other members of the teaching and learning community and will share creative ideas in embedding strategies that foster wellbeing in their course design and delivery. Key resources on connecting students to supports (more…)

3D Educational Resources


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Description

3D models can help facilitate kinesthetic, spatial, and structural understanding of objects and systems for students from a wide range of disciplines. How are instructors incorporating 3D models into their curriculum? How can you use them in your online courses or in-person classes in the future? There is a wide range of 3D models online (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – June 9, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

From Burning Out to Burning Brightly


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Faculty burnout is not a novel symptom of the pandemic, but has certainly intensified because of it. This session will back you up. Drawing inspiration from a video that uses the metaphor of a burning candle, participants will engage in a belonging conversation about faculty’s lived experience, and work together to develop innovative ideas that (more…)

Intentional Personal and Professional Growth: Faculty Learning Communities


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) create space each week for instructors to deepen their practice of student-centred teaching and learning and foster meaningful conversation that prompts personal and professional growth. This session will provide an example of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) in the Department of Biology; loosely described as a diverse team of faculty from (more…)

Walking the Talk: Sharing Our Practices Engaging with Indigenous Initiatives


Event Date & Time

  • June 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This has been a demanding year of learning and adjustment for many educators. Yet throughout this, some educators continued to dig into critical classroom issues that centre Indigenous voices, experiences and initiatives, even in the online space. Join us for this panel session with members of the Indigenous Initiatives Learning Community who will share their (more…)

ePoster Session: Showcase your SoTL Work – June 10, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 10, 2021
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Featuring SoTL activity across UBC, this session will provide an opportunity to learn about SoTL projects and disseminate project outcomes, successes and pitfalls. For this e-poster session, posters presented will focus on the Spring Institute theme: “Embracing creativity and risk taking in the new normal.” For those considering embarking in researching their teaching practice, this (more…)

Technological Pedagogical Knowledge in Multi-Campus Courses


Event Date & Time

  • June 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

At the 2020 Winter Institute, we presented the challenges and benefits of multi-campus instruction, focusing on technological pedagogical knowledge in multi-campus course design, facilitation, and maintenance. Courses taught using information communication technologies (ICTs) that span campuses offer many benefits to students, instructors, and institutions, but broad questions remain on how technology and pedagogy may work (more…)

Student Experience of Instruction: A Focus on the New Metrics and Reported Stats


Event Date & Time

  • June 10, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

In this session we will present the new metrics used in the Student Experience of Instruction (SEI), with focus on the 3 reported statistics, namely: The Interpolated Median (IM), Dispersion Index (DI) and Percent Favorable (PF). In particular, we will address how these measures are interpreted within the context of SEI and discuss how they (more…)