2012 - 2013 Workshops
Helping Undergraduates Succeed: Lessons Learned from Students in ED-D101 [FYCIC]
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Allyson Hadwin and Mariel Miller, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
In this session, we explore what it means for students to become successful and adaptive learners. Specifically, we discuss how learning unfolds for successful students and how we can support students to overcome common challenges in undergraduate courses. Through interactive case studies, we examine key aspects for supporting students in developing and using strategic learning processes.
Student Success and Retention in First Year
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
10:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM, David Strong Building C114
Facilitators: Jim Dunsdon, Associate VP Student Affairs; Joel Lynn, Executive Director Student Services; and Lauren Charlton, Registrar
The presentation will provide an enrolment update with a focus on student retention at UVic as well as a summary of a current pilot project to examine student success in first-year Biology and Chemistry courses in the Faculty of Science. The prospects of expanding the scope of this project, and perhaps improving its design will be discussed.
Learning and Teaching in First Year Math (FYCIC Series)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
3:00 ~ 4:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Alfonso Gracia-Saz, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and The Learning and Teaching Centre
For many, the perception is that first-year math courses result in high failure rates. This has led to seemingly endless deliberations on possible approaches to improve student success in math. This presentation will take these into consideration and will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with learning and teaching in first-year mathematics courses. The changes that we have implemented at UVic to support math students will be highlighted. Dr. Gracia-Saz will also discuss what he considers to be the challenges that are unique to teaching math and will look forward to input from other instructors in this regard.
2011 - 2012 Workshops
First Year Course Instructors Community [FYCIC]
Monday, September 19, 2011
9:30 AM ~ 10:30 AM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and the Learning and Teaching Centre
Bringing Research into your Course
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
9:30 AM ~ 10:30 AM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Inba Kehoe, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Officer; and Serena Abelson, Teaching and Learning Librarian, McPherson Library.
What’s New in Student Affairs?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Facilitators: Jim Dunsdon, Associate Vice-President Student Affairs, and Joel Lynn, Executive Director of Student Affairs
Clicker Dialogue: Techniques for Supporting Student Engagement [Instructional Technology (IT) Series]
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
9:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM, Library 034j
Facilitators: Erik Fleischer, Learning Systems; and Ed Ishiguro, The Learning and Teaching Centre
Forum on Learning and Teaching in Foundation-Level Science Courses
Thursday, April 26, 2012
10:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Ed Ishiguro, Learning and Teaching Centre, and Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.