Unless otherwise indicated, sessions occur in the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) Classroom in the Harry Hickman Building (HHB), Room 128.
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Course Redesign Workshop (CRW)
Monday, May 3, 2010 to Friday, May 7, 2010, inclusive, HHB 128
9:00 AM ~ 3:30 PM daily [Lunch and nutrition breaks provided]
Facilitator: Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology
The Course Redesign Workshop (CRW) provides a collegial environment and extensive support for instructors to design a new course or to redesign a current course that they feel is not as effective as it could be. Over the five days of the workshop, instructors will examine their course content and identify and explain the intended outcomes of their redesigned—or newly designed—course. They will learn about and make informed choices regarding instructional methods to increase student engagement and learning. Additionally, they will learn to design ways of assessing learning that are congruent with the intended outcomes that they had previously identified. Finally, they will learn about appropriate strategies to build a sense of community in their courses and ways to give and receive feedback so that the course stays on track and students feel supported. As a result of their participation, instructors will be able to apply the design/redesign process to other courses.
Previous participants in this workshop have described the CRW as a “transformative experience” and have expressed a renewed sense of enthusiasm for teaching.
Please Note: This workshop is available at no charge to all UVic instructors who are accepted into the program. There will be a cancellation fee of $200 for withdrawals with less than three weeks notice. For this reason, a FAST account number is required at the time of registration.
If you are interested in registering for the CRW, please contact 721-8571 or email@example.com.
Presentation Skills Workshop (PSW): Focus on Clear Communication
This PSW combines the knowledge and practice usually found in the PSW with the fundamentals of the LTC’s very popular Clear Communication workshops. It is specially designed for graduate students who have English as an additional language.
Participants must attend all three days, HHB 128
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Gair, Teaching Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre and Senior Instructor, Division of Medical Sciences; Sohad Kadhum, Department of Mechanical Engineering; and
Tracy Durksen, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
This workshop is designed to facilitate participants in giving an effective presentation in an academic environment. Each participant will give two 10-minute presentations designed for different contexts. All participants will receive constructive oral and written feedback about their presentations from other participants. The PSW requires preparation outside of the workshop time. $50 registration deposit (refundable upon completion of the full program).
This workshop is open to all teachers or potential teachers currently affiliated with a department/school at UVic (including post docs, TAs and other grad students). Graduate students must be enrolled in a UVic graduate program. Special arrangements are also available for current instructors at Vancouver Island Educational Developers' Alliance (VIEDA) partner institutions. These include Royal Roads, Camosun College, Vancouver Island University and North Island College.
Please note: Your $50.00 deposit (cheque or cash) holds your place in this workshop and will be returned to you once you have completed the required days of this event. If you are unable to attend this workshop, you must let us know 10 working days prior to this event taking place in order to receive your deposit back. Deposits cannot be returned for no-shows or cancellations less than 10 days prior to the start of the event.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) FULL DAY Symposium: Innovation and Transformation in Post-Secondary Teaching
Friday, May 14, 2010
9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Royal Roads University, Grant Building, Quarterdeck
Organization: Partnered initiative of the Vancouver Island Educational Developers Alliance (VIEDA), with Camosun College, North Island College, Royal Roads University, University of Victoria, and Vancouver Island University.
Scholarship in the twenty-first century is more than the creation of new knowledge within and between disciplines and professions and it is more than the narrowly-defined research agendas of previous generations. Today, scholarship encompasses the application and integration of knowledge as well as its discovery; it includes "the how" and "the why" we teach and learn, not just "the what." The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) invites faculty members to take teaching seriously as intellectual work, ask good questions, about their students’ learning, seek evidence from learning environments that can be used to improve practice, and make this work public so that others can critique it, build upon it, and contribute to the wider teaching commons.
More and more faculty members are discovering that engaging in SOTL serves as a powerful form of professional development, self-renewal, and collaborative inquiry. This symposium, jointly sponsored by a consortium of Vancouver Island universities and colleges, helps participants take the initial steps in engaging in SOTL-related projects. Through the course of the day, participants will explore answers to the following questions:
What are the latest trends and issues regarding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?
Experienced SOTL practitioners will be attending the symposium to share stories about previous projects, key issues, and helpful tips. Come spend the day with us and learn more about ways to get involved in this exciting form of professional inquiry.
- What do SOTL inquiries look like?
- How are other faculty members are engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning?
- What are the pragmatics and practicalities of engaging in SOTL-based research?
- How can I share the results of my SOTL project with others?
- How can I network with colleagues who have common interests?
Registration: Fee of $70 plus GST includes lunch and materials. Register here: http://www.royalroads.ca/sotlsymposium
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday, April 30, 2010.
SoTL Event Poster
SoTL Series Information
LTC Communications Lunch
Thursday, May 20, 2010
11:30 AM ~ 1:00 PM, HHB 128 [Lunch provided]
In appreciation for your ongoing support of our programs, The Learning and Teaching Centre is hosting a luncheon for all departmental secretaries and administrators who directly support the heads of academic units (schools, departments and faculties). We hope this will give you an opportunity to tell us how we can best support the needs of your academic unit.
By invitation only.
Issues in Student Success in First Year Courses. [First Year Course Instructors Council (FYCIC)]
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
10:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Learning and Teaching Centre
This is an informal discussion on general and specific issues related to student success in first-year courses. The UVic student retention data will be presented. Programs such as the 2009-10 expanded Peak UVic program, designed to improve student engagement, will be summarized. Please bring your ideas, initiatives, and issues that you would like discussed to this meeting.
FYCIC Series Information
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
4:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Gair, Division of Medical Sciences and the Learning and Teaching Centre
Anirudh Singh Rana, Department of Mechanical Engineering
At the suggestion of past Presentation Skills Workshop (PSW) participants, we have started up a Speakers' Club where anyone can come to practice a talk, receive some suggestions, advice and feedback or just come to listen and get some ideas for your next talk or presentation. After the PSW, where else can you get the practice (that does make perfect!) and the feedback from friendly colleagues?
Pedagogy + Podcasting: Hands-on with the Basics [Instructional Technology Series]
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
10:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Mary Sanseverino, Learning and Teaching Centre and Patric Lougheed, Multimedia Instructional Technologist, Learning Systems.
If you have been thinking about looking into podcasting, this is the workshop for you. Recently UVic's Educational Technology Advisory Council conducted a campus-wide survey asking for input into what instructional technologies were of interest to UVic faculty. Podcasting was one of the top-ranked technologies. Join Mary Sanseverino, LTC Acting Associate Director, and Patric Lougheed, Multimedia Instructional Technologist from Learning Systems, as they lead a hands-on podcasting workshop. Starting with an overview (what is podcasting) and placing it in a pedagogical frame (why might you want to use it in your teaching), Patric and Mary will lead the group through the recording, posting, and syndicating of individual trial podcasts. The workshop is limited to 20 people, so register early. In order to participate fully you should have a laptop with wireless ability and the ability to record audio. However, if you don't have one and would still like to attend you are most welcome.
If you are interested in this workshop (or one like it), but can't make this date, email Mary Sanseverino firstname.lastname@example.org. She will take a list and see if other times can be found. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.
Instructional Technology Series
Managing Your Thesis or Dissertation (for Graduate Students)
Wednesday, May 26 , 2010
11:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM
Location: MacPherson Library, Room A003
Instructor: Laurie Waye, Coordinator, The Writing Centre
Is your thesis or dissertation out of control? This hands-on workshop will help you map out your paper, and understand what you need to do, when, and how, by applying project management concepts to the process of writing academic work. Open to all members of the UVic community who are working on a graduate-level, large-scale academic research or writing project. Those in the depths of dissertation despair are especially welcome. Spaces are limited to only 12 participants as the workshop will have a high facilitator-to-participant ratio. The workshop is 1.5 hours.
To register, please contact Laurie Waye.
[PLEASE NOTE: This workshop covers the same material that was provided at previous monthly workshops.]
TWC Workshop Information
Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG) ~ Information Session
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM, HHB 128
Presenter: Teresa Dawson, Director, Learning and Teaching Centre
Do you have a question about how your students are learning in your class that you would like the opportunity to investigate? Is there a teaching and learning idea in your discipline that you have always wanted to explore? Come find out how you can apply for a grant to assist you in achieving your pedagogical goals. We promise it is an easy process!
Please note: The amount available per grant has been increased to $7,500.
Deadline date for submission of these grant applications is Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 4:30 PM, HHB 126.
Open to all those interested in applying for Learning and Teaching Grants in 2010
Link to LTDG Information and Application Forms
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
Participants must attend all four days, HHB 128
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 9:15 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:15 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 9:15 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 9:15 AM ~ 5:00 PM
ISW Coordinator: Dr. Jane Gair, Teaching Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre and Senior Instructor, Division of Medical Sciences
Facilitators: Adel Younis, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Erdem Yazganoglu, School of Health Information Science; and Sohad Kadhum, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Have you ever wished you could practice teaching without it actually counting for anything? If yes is your answer, then ISW could be a worthwhile opportunity for you. An invaluable experience for TAs and new instructors alike.
Please note: This workshop is open to all teachers or potential teachers currently affiliated with a department/school at UVic (including post docs, TAs and other grad students). Graduate students must be enrolled in a UVic graduate program. Special arrangements are also available for current instructors at Vancouver Island Educational Developers’ Alliance (VIEDA) partner institutions. There is no fee to attend. However, we ask that you provide us with your department’s/school’s FAST account number to secure your place. Your department/school will ONLY be charged $50.00 if you do not attend all the required days of this event. If you do not have access to a FAST account, a $50.00 deposit (cash or cheque only) will be accepted at the Learning and Teaching Centre, which will be returned in full upon completion of the 4-day workshop. Cancellations are permitted up to 10 days before the start of the event without penalty.
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2010 Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2010
The UVic Alumni Association is seeking well-considered nominations for its prestigious 2010 Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Regular faculty, artists-in-residence, and librarians are eligible for this award, which includes a $2,000-cash prize. Since the award was introduced by the alumni association in 1989, photo portraits of all recipients have been permanently displayed in the main stairway of the Mearns Centre for Learning/McPherson Library as a lasting tribute to the recipients’ expertise.
The award presentation is made at the annual UVic Legacy Awards held in November.
June 2010 Events