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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HHB Audio Visual Orientation
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Meet in HHB Lobby
9:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM
If you will be teaching in the Harry Hickman Building in the January ~ April term, you will not want to miss this informative session led by Audio Visual Services.
Proposing an Excellent Teacher for a UVic Alumni Teaching Award: Tips for Nominators
Friday, January 12, 2007, HHB 128
12:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM
Co-sponsored by the UVic Alumni Association and the Learning and Teaching Centre.
Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to nominate a deserving instructor for a teaching award. However, it really is quite straightforward and well worth the effort when you see the positive impact such recognition can have. This information session and hands on workshop aims to simplify the process and offer tips for a successful nomination, including ideas for drafting a nomination statement and useful sources of documentation in support of your argument. All students and colleagues interested in nominating a deserving teacher for either the Harry Hickman Teaching Award (for faculty) or the Gilian Sherwin Teaching Award (for Sessional Instructors, Lab Instructors, Senior Lab Instructors and Limited Term Faculty) are welcome. This workshop will also assist those nominating a colleague for any teaching award on or off campus. Please bring your questions.
Teaching Excellence Award Winners ~ Listing
Instructional Technology Working Group (ITWG) ~ ICE: A Model of Assessment for Learning
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, HHB 128
1:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM
Featured guest speaker: Sue Fostaty Young, Teaching Fellow, Queen's University, Faculty of Education.
Given that what and how students choose to learn is often largely affected by the way we choose to assess, it is important for us to provide assessment opportunities that support meaningful learning. We are really fortunate to be able to take advantage of Sue Fostaty Young’s visit to UVic by offering this session to the campus. Sue is already well known across Canada as co-author of Assessment and Learning: the ICE Approach and she will be offering an introduction to her innovative and enabling way of thinking about assessment using Ideas, Connections and Extensions (ICE). This framework for teaching, learning and assessment provides teachers and learners with a language through which to communicate about learning, expectations and improvement. Please join us for this exciting opportunity.
UVic Teaching Awards Celebration Event
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 [hosted reception]
NEW TIME AND LOCATION: 4:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM, Salal/Snowberry/Honeysuckle Rooms, University Club
UVic celebrates teaching excellence in many ways, one of which is the Learning and Teaching Centre annual event to recognize teaching award recipients across the university and beyond. Please join us to show appreciation of those who have been identified as exemplars of UVic's commitment to teaching and student success in 2006.
Note ~ This is an invited event. We do need to ask that you please respond regarding your attendance on this occasion. If you feel you have been omitted from the invitation list in error, please inquire at email@example.com or 721-8571.
Being and Becoming a Mentor: Keeping the Relationship Plumb
Thursday, January 18, 2007, HHB 128
11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM [Coffee welcome at 11:15 AM; Lunch included]
With Dr. Holly Tuokko, Centre on Aging, and Dr. Patricia MacKenzie, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
Mentoring is distinct from advising as it involves faculty acting as close, trusted and experienced colleagues and guides. It recognizes that part of what is learned in graduate school is not cognitive but includes socialization to the values, norms, practices, and attitudes of a discipline and university. A sound mentoring process can serve to transform the student into a colleague and provide growth and opportunity for mentor and student alike. This interactive workshop will include a demonstrated role play and will provide opportunities to examine various practical scenarios that will help you to identify the knowledge and talents you can offer a student, examine issues that can arise in a mentoring relationship and to examine the ways that you can help to expand the students' understanding of a particular discipline.
Spring TA Conference
Saturday, January 20, 2007
9 :00 AM ~ 3:30 PM
HHB Lobby, 105, 110, 116, 120 and 128
This second TA Conference of the year highlights more advanced skills required to upgrade your presentation quality and explore critical issues. Join us Saturday, January 20, 2007 for the annual Spring TA Conference. You will gain valuable strategies to improve your teaching skills. The informal atmosphere will allow you to meet other graduate students and enhance your experience at UVic.
New Faculty Lunch ~ First Term Review with the Vice-President Academic and Provost
Friday, January 26, 2007, HHB 128
11:45 AM ~ 1:15 PM [hosted lunch]
An opportunity for New Faculty to dialogue with Vice-President Academic and Provost, Professor Jamie Cassels, regarding their experiences in the first term at UVic.
Open to New and Recently New Faculty
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
Participants must attend all four days, HHB 128
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 9:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2007, 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2007, 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2007, 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
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. There is no fee to attend, but there is a $25 registration deposit, which is refundable to participants who have completed all sessions. We will ask for the deposit once your registration has been confirmed. An invaluable experience for TAs and new instructors alike.