Strategies for integrating diversity through UDL: Inclusive classroom practices and course design

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning While universities are having important conversations about accessibility, diversity and inclusion, what this means for our classroom practices is not always clear. This workshop will provide hands on strategies to incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into participants’ own course design and teaching practices. As faculty members, all of us have had (more…)

Integrating data science across undergraduate STEM curriculum

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Our world is increasingly inundated with data; it amasses in spaces from social media to advertising to personal medicine. This is especially true in the life sciences where next-generation sequencing has revolutionized the way we study living organisms and results in more than 24 TB of new data each day. Thus, it (more…)

Partnership Development and Sustainability in Community Engaged Learning Courses

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Community and Global Engagement This 90-minute session will begin with a short presentation by Madeleine Zammar, a staff member from UBC’s Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), on partnership development and sustainability in community engaged learning courses, followed by a case study from Leeann Donnelly, Assistant Professor in Dentistry, and Shawn Bayes, Executive Director (more…)

Framing Conversations with Students in Distress

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning As Faculty, you play an important role in supporting students through the opportunities and challenges of their UBC experience. This session introduces a developmental advising framework that can be applied when having supportive conversations with students who are struggling or in distress. The training includes helpful approaches to making effective referrals, up-to-date (more…)

Best Practices in Teaching Communication – Developing a Well-Rounded Professional Skill Set

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Attend this workshop to explore teaching and learning practices that support the development of personal and professional communication skills for degree success and success outside of the university. Participants will cycle between tables to engage with short presentations about teaching methods being used at UBC, such as listening, nonverbal communication, clarity & (more…)

Spaces and Places in Education: Enhancing Engagement by Creating Connected Curricula

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: People and Places The University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) is committed to being a model indigenous-serving institution and to achieve this, numerous strategic initiatives are in place to address the higher education needs of Native Hawaiians. One focus area is to continue to increase the enrollment, retention and success of Native Hawaiian students at the (more…)

Transforming Teaching in Innovative Learning Spaces

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning The origins of using auditorium spaces for education date back to 1079 when Pope Gregory VII decided that the clergy needed to be uniformly educated in Christian dogma to spread a consistent message around his expanding kingdom. Gutenberg’s printing press would not be invented for another 400 years but the clergy lived (more…)

Provide Immediate Feedback on a Summative Exam by Adding a Group Phase

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Two-phase collaborative exams or group exams, in which students first complete the exam individually and then form groups to complete the same or similar questions are a flexible and effective method for adding immediate formative feedback to what is traditionally a summative experience. This workshop will support participants to engage with the (more…)

How to Teach with Case Studies

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning Well-designed case studies usually generate animated class discussions; not to mention that they hold great potential in supporting student learning, from enhancing basic knowledge comprehension to developing higher-level problem-solving, decision making, and/or evaluative skills. However, teaching with case studies isn’t a simple feat — we need to know all the issues involved (more…)

Why I Avoid my Student Evaluations of Teaching

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning As faculty members, we are told we need to read and respond to our student evaluations of teaching (SEoT). We work hard to provide good learning experiences for our students but the comments can be harsh and confusing and send us into a spiral of negativity and self-doubt. So, how should we (more…)