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Learning and Teaching Happenings and Resources

January 2023 | Issue 2 of 2

The Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools and Implications for Academic Integrity

In the evolution of artificial intelligence, you may have heard about the newest tool, ChatGPT, released by OpenAI in late November. This conversational chat bot technology is able to write basic essays, answer math questions and write code with various levels of accuracy in minutes through a simple prompt. The platform has over one million subscribers to date. This has raised concerns at UVic regarding academic integrity (please review the UVic Academic Integrity Policy). Given the increasing sophistication of these artificial intelligence type tools, they have the potential to undermine students’ desire and opportunities to demonstrate their learning.

Read the full memo

Instructor Events & Workshops

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Grading: Why and How?

Jan 17 | 1:00-2:30pm


Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning (POTL)

Jan 20 | 1:00-3:00pm


What Does Love Have to do with Teaching?

Jan 23 | 12:00-1:30pm


Decolonization, Social Justice and Care in the Classroom: Teachings, Learnings and Gifts

Jan 24 | 11:00am-12:30pm



Jan 31 | 9:30-11:00am


Dialogic Teaching: What It Is and When to Implement Into Your Teaching

Feb 13 | 11:00am-12:30am


Relationship-Building and Scaffolding in Experiential Learning

Feb 14 | 10:00am-11:30am


Making Assessment Enjoyable: Is That Possible?

Feb 14 | 1:00pm-230pm


Peer-based Teaching Programs

We offer several programs and initiatives to enhance your teaching through learning conversations with peers. Learning from others in a collegial setting provides an engaged and collaborative experience. 

  • Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning
  • Small Group Instructional Feedback
  • Teaching Squares

Learn more about our peer-based programs

The Importance of First Year Courses and Those Who Teach Them

Snack Bites' recent article discusses how students' experience with introductory level courses can dictate their pursuit of that field in their upper level education. These courses are often indicative of whether faculty pull students into a particular discipline or steer them away. Introductory level courses can alter a student's life and deserve passionate instructors with appropriate recognition.

Read the full article here

Reminder: Apply for a learning and teaching grant

Grant funds support faculty members, sessional instructors, staff, academic units and educational leaders to design and implement course and curricular reforms in their discipline. The LTSI grants reflect the vision, values and priorities of the UVic Strategic Framework. LTSI can also help you apply for external grants requiring the assessment of learning impact.

You can review the details of each grant and apply now, the deadline for this years' grant funds is January 31, 2023.

Learn more about our grants

Teach anywhere website supports faculty and instructors teaching in person and online.

Student resources and workshops

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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Setting up for a Successful Semester

Jan 25 | 1:00pm-2:00pm


Time Management

Feb 14| 1:00pm-2:00pm


Centre for Academic Communications Workshops

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Click to download the slide below and share with your students!

Academic integrity is having the courage to do your own work, the bravery to ask for help when needed and the respect for the knowledge you are using. Academic misconduct means you made a mistake. How can you be better next time?

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