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Learning and Teaching Happenings and Resources

September 2022 | Issue 1 of 2

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The university is formally recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2022. The campus will be closed as it is on all other recognized holidays and days of remembrance. Classes, exams and other assessments will not be scheduled on this day. Because of this, the Fall 2022 term course schedule has been extended by one day to now end on Monday Dec. 5, 2022.

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Instructor Events & Workshops

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Teaching Strategy

Keep in mind building your courses with flexibility. Creating opportunities for your students to engage with your material ahead of time can be helpful for creating flexibility and certainty for students. There are three key steps to keep in mind to create flexibility and increase accessibility for all students: 1) Start with the course context; 2) Focus on essential course elements; 3) Evaluate options for providing materials to your students. You may also need to think about planning for in-person absences and utilizing UVic's in-person classroom recording as one option for providing flexibility for students.

Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning (POTL)
starting September 23!

Do you ever wonder what other instructors are doing in their classrooms to engage students? Would you like constructive feedback on your teaching? Join our cross-institutional community of practice on peer observation of teaching and learning. We are inviting twenty instructors (10 from Camosun and 10 from UVic) to participate in a coordinated peer observation experience. Each participant will observe one or two colleagues over the course of the fall and winter semesters at the other institution. The program begins with an orientation meeting in September (light snacks and refreshments provided) and will conclude with a debrief and celebration in April. 

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Faculty Institue of Teaching Program

The Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) provides the opportunity for instructors to enhance their teaching to support student learning. The intent is to make a real difference in how faculty approach teaching, to save time in teaching preparations, to achieve learning outcomes, and above all to put faculty in a position to assume their UVic teaching responsibilities with increased competence and confidence.

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Introduction to Experiential Learning

Sep 26 | 3:30-5:00pm


Relationship-Building in Experiential Learning

Oct 17 | 3:30-5:00pm


Assessment for Experiential Learning

Nov 7 | 3:30pm-5:00pm


Facilitation and the Reflective Process in Experiential Learning

Nov 23 | 3:30-5:00pm


Making Assessment enjoyable: Is that possible?

Oct 25 | 10am-11:30pm


High-stakes assessment of students' performance: The challenges of summative assessment

Nov 15 | 1pm-2:30pm


Grading: Why and how?

Sep 27 | 1:00-11am


Rubrics: What they are, why they are useful, and how to create them for your course assignments

Oct 12| 9:30am-11:00am


Enhance your Teaching Series

Learn about opportunities to support you throughout your career as a teaching professional in our workshop series:

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Student Resources

Please share the following resources, events and happenings with your students. These can be shared in class or on your Brightspace courses.

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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Graduate Certificate

Interested in teaching in higher education? Consider the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Graduate Certificate (PhD students only). To view LATHE Showcase, go to this website where graduates share their dossier, projects, and other items they produced in the LATHE program.

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