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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Summer i>clicker Help Desk
available June through August, 2012
Facilitator: Ed Ishiguro, Learning and Teaching Centre, and Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Will address topics ranging from hardware and software management to classroom applications and question design.
Please email Ed at Ishiguro@uvic.ca for an appointment.
Intensive Summer Teaching Institute (ISTI): Best Practices in University Teaching
Monday, August 13, 2012 ~ Friday, August 17, 2012 inclusive
9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Dr. Marty Wall, Learning and Teaching Centre
In response to requests from colleagues at UVic, we have designed the UVic ISTI both for new instructors who have not had the opportunity for training in teaching in their previous institution and for experienced instructors already at UVic who might not previously have had the opportunity to learn about current best practices in teaching in their discipline. The goals and content of the Institute complement and dovetail with the orientation event entitled “Essentials for Career Success at UVic for New Faculty and Librarians” being held during the week following the ISTI: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 to Friday, August 24, 2012. Participants can therefore proceed directly from the Institute to the orientation event and hence be better prepared for the classroom.
In addition to microteaching opportunities and learning of the unique features of the UVic teaching environment, the sessions will deal with such topics as teaching and learning strategies, lecturing, syllabus construction, grading student performance, and developing one’s own teaching dossier. Our intent is to make a real difference in how you approach your teaching, to save you time in your teaching preparations, to improve your satisfaction with the learning outcomes of your students, and above all to put you in a position to assume your UVic teaching responsibilities this year with increased competence and confidence.
PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to instructors who have started teaching at UVic within the last three years. Those at UVic for a longer period of time may register and will be placed on a wait list until closer to the date. There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Please register early.
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Copyright and Teaching: Tools and tips for ensuring that your course is copyright compliant
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:30 AM ~ 12:00 PM, McPherson Library, Classroom 130
or Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM, McPherson Library, Classroom 130
or Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 1:30 PM ~ 3:00 PM, McPherson Library, Classroom 130
or Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM, McPherson Library, Classroom 130
This session will provide participants with practical solutions for delivering course materials in class and online via Moodle, etc. while adhering to legal obligations. A brief overview of the current copyright landscape will include a discussion of Canadian copyright law, Access Copyright and library license agreements. This will be followed by step-by-step instructions on using the UVic’s new online system to deliver course materials and readings.
Essentials for Career Success
Wednesday, August 22; Thursday, August 23; and Friday, August 24, 2012
BY INVITATION ONLY
New Faculty and Librarians will be provided with the essentials needed to build a strong foundation for success in teaching, service and research (if appropriate) at UVic, as well as with an orientation to the broad range of services and programs that can help you achieve your goals. A clear focus for the orientation is the chance to start to build community that will support you and your family now and into the future. This orientation is for anyone who is new (or new-ish) to UVic. Please note: many colleagues are new to UVic but have worked at other institutions, so the orientation is designed with this in mind and caters just as well to mid-career professionals moving to Victoria.
The Agenda and Registration form will be available later in the summer.
HHB Audio-Visual Technologies and Classroom Safety Orientation
Thursday, August 30, 2012
9:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM, HHB 105
Facilitators: Staff from Audio-Visual Services, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment and Campus Security
Do you have fears about your PowerPoint not projecting onto the screen or the sound not working from the microphone or the DVD player? Do you know how to use a document camera? Attend this session to become familiar with how the audio-visual equipment works or what to do in case of an emergency in your classroom. If you will be teaching in the Harry Hickman Building in the Spring term, you will not want to miss this informative session led by Audio-Visual Services, Occupational Health and Safety and Campus Security.
Let's Talk About Teaching at UVic
Friday, August 31, 2012
8:30 AM ~ 6:00 PM, Harry Hickman Building
A day of conversations, workshops, and networking for all instructors at UVic. The day will begin with a plenary by guest speaker Neil Gold, Professor of Law and former Provost and Vice-President, Academic, University of Windsor, followed by concurrent workshops (4-5 at a time) led by award-winning UVic teachers and LTC staff.
Facilitators: See agenda on the more information page.
September 2012 Events