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Workshops: September 2017

Fall TA Conference

TACONF - TA Conferences

The TA conferences are designed to help develop and improve teaching skills. They are a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with graduate students in other faculties, as well as for professional and personal development. Some sessions are specificially geared towards international TAs.

The conferences are free for all graduate students, new and returning teaching and academic assistants, and instructors, although pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 to Friday, September 08, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Welcome and Introduction to Teaching at UVic
2017 FALL CONF 2017F WELCOME

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 105)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager ), David Capson (Dean, Graduate Studies)

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (10:15 AM - 12:15 PM)

A1 - Social Sciences: Where you are going as a TA!
2017 FALL CONF 2017F A1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 110)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology), Maleea Acker (Geography)

Description: Congratulations on being awarded a TA position - you are now a teacher! Are you excited? Nervous? This introductory workshop will introduce you to the differences between learning and teaching (this also refers to TAs who are markers only), but also between what it means to be a student and what it means to be a teacher. Participants will gain experience taking on a teaching role and will have an opportunity to practice self-reflection – an integral part of being a successful teacher.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (10:15 AM - 12:15 PM)

A2 - Arts and Humanities: What you are! Where you are going as a TA!
2017 FALL CONF 2017F A2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 116)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: Congratulations on being awarded a TA position - you are now a teacher! Are you excited? Nervous? This introductory workshop will introduce you to the differences between learning and teaching (this also refers to TAs who are markers only), but also between what it means to be a student and what it means to be a teacher. Participants will gain experience taking on a teaching role and will have an opportunity to practice self-reflection – an integral part of being a successful teacher.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (10:15 AM - 12:15 PM)

A3 - Sciences: What you are! Where you are going as a TA!
2017 FALL CONF 2017F A3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Yan Gao (Curriculum and Instruction), Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: Congratulations on being awarded a TA position - you are now a teacher! Are you excited? Nervous? This introductory workshop will introduce you to the differences between learning and teaching (this also refers to TAs who are markers only), but also between what it means to be a student and what it means to be a teacher. Participants will gain experience taking on a teaching role and will have an opportunity to practice self-reflection – an integral part of being a successful teacher.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

B1 - How to prepare for that first day of class in the Social Sciences
2017 FALL CONF 2017F B1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 110)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology), Maleea Acker (Geography)

Description: How do you effectively lead discussions and guide tutorials while being the authority in the room but not dominating over students' voices? This workshop covers practical skills that will not only get you thinking about leading discussions, but also practicing with fellow TAs.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

B2 - How to prepare for that first day of class in the Arts and Humanities
2017 FALL CONF 2017F B2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 116)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: This workshop is geared toward TAs who are leading tutorial sections and facilitating discussions, whether in small or large groups. In this session, we will practice behavioural techniques that can increase student involvement and the motivation to learn. We will also address possible student challenges and concerns and look at methods for dealing with issues that might arise in the classroom.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

B3 - How to prepare for that first day of class in the Sciences
2017 FALL CONF 2017F B3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: This workshop will introduce the essential strategies you need to successfully approach that first day in front of students in the lab. Some of the topics to be discussed include: icebreakers, getting to know your students, the ethics of your role, setting a positive classroom culture, and much more!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (2:05 PM - 3:05 PM)

C1 - Novice in the Office: Professionalism and Managing your Office Hours
2017 FALL CONF 2017F C1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 110)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology)

Description: Now that you have been assigned to this role, what makes you a professional? This workshop will cover the basics of what professionalism as a teaching assistant looks like, and how to hold office hours - from tips for giving feedback on assignments, to strategies for dealing with potentially difficult situations (such as students challenging your grading or crying in your office). There will be time to practice giving face-to-face feedback with peers. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and particular scenarios in mind.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (2:05 PM - 3:05 PM)

C2 - Supporting Student Diversity in the Post-Secondary Classroom
2017 FALL CONF 2017F C2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 116)

Facilitator(s): Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (2:05 PM - 3:05 PM)

C3 - Successful lesson planning using the BOPPPS method
2017 FALL CONF 2017F C3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: You have just been informed by your course coordinator that you are responsible for planning the entire tutorial?! Yikes – where do you start? The beginning? The end? Somewhere in the middle? Not to fear, BOPPPS is here! This workshop will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to successfully use backwards design to create lesson plans that promote active learning.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (3:15 PM - 5:00 PM)

D1 - Finding your voice: Public speaking as a TA
2017 FALL CONF 2017F D1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 110)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: This workshop will help you to gain confidence speaking in front of students. Topics to be covered include: dealing with Imposter Syndrome, performance techniques you can use, such as the importance of projecting your voice, and more. Participants will also have a chance to practice speaking in front of peers and then receive immediate written feedback from the facilitators and the audience.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (3:15 PM - 5:00 PM)

D2 - Dispute Resolution in the Role of TA
2017 FALL CONF 2017F D2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 116)

Facilitator(s): Maleea Acker (Geography), Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: Worried about disputes with students or supervisors? This workshop will discuss the extent of the TA’s role when it comes to dispute resolution in the classroom as well as the benefits of setting clear expectations and establishing a proactive teaching style. We will also address methods of opening clear communication channels with supervisors and will identify and practice ways of approaching possible dispute scenarios with both students and supervisors.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (3:15 PM - 5:00 PM)

D3 - CourseSpaces: What teaching assistants need to know
2017 FALL CONF 2017F D3

Location: Human & Social Development Bldg (Room: A170)

Facilitator(s): TBA

Description: CourseSpaces is UVic’s Learning Management System. Many instructors are using CourseSpaces to supplement their face-to-face teaching as it provides a place to store resources, receive and grade assignments, and communicate with students. Learn the basics of this system - how to add material, make course announcements, and use the grade book. We will also cover what teaching assistants need to know about protecting student privacy.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

E1 - Body language - reading your students
2017 FALL CONF 2017F E1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Maleea Acker (Geography)

Description: You will be faced with much diversity in the classroom - there are various personalities and forms of communication. Every student is unique and will respond differently in a learning environment. As well, are you wondering how to use more than words to help you in the classroom? In this workshop, we discuss management techniques of various personalities in the classroom, stress the importance of reading body language, and learn techniques to foster a great classroom dynamic, create a good self-presence and foster a great learning environment. Body language can help you gain respect, control, create openness to learning, build rapport and a safe space for your students. Plus, the ability to decipher non-verbal communication among your students will ensure that you can create an enjoyable, safe and educational environment where all students feel comfortable to participate. Through practical exercises and role-playing activities, you will engage with different types of personalities who are speaking with you and other students - without opening their mouths!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (10:35 AM - 12:00 PM)

F1 - Student questions: How to answer and how to ask
2017 FALL CONF 2017F F1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: “What if I do not know the answer? What will the students think if their TA does not have the answer? My students will know more than me.” If these are the types of questions you are asking yourself, then this is the workshop for you! Participants will engage in active techniques for answering of student questions (even those you do not know the answer to!), but also creative ways to ask thought-provoking questions of your students.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (10:35 AM - 12:00 PM)

F2 - Self-care in higher education: Finding balance and promoting mental well-being
2017 FALL CONF 2017F F2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 120)

Facilitator(s): Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: Students in higher education experience unique stressors, including the rigours of academic life (assignment deadlines, tests, conducting research), financial pressures (educational costs as well as a variety of life expenses), navigating new social situations and relationships, and learning to live independently. High levels of stress are known to adversely affect academic performance as well as personal well-being. How can we as graduate students develop within ourselves and support one another in methods of self-care, and how can we support undergraduate students we work with as TAs in finding balance through self-care? As citizens of higher education communities, how do we foster an increase in the inherent value conferred upon self-care and mental well-being? In this session participants will discover the benefits of self-care, explore what self-care might look like in their own life, and investigate the ways in which they can support undergraduate students in taking greater self-care.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (10:35 AM - 12:00 PM)

F3 - CourseSpaces: What teaching assistants need to know
2017 FALL CONF 2017F F3

Location: Human & Social Development Bldg (Room: A170)

Facilitator(s):

Description: CourseSpaces is UVic’s Learning Management System. Many instructors are using CourseSpaces to supplement their face-to-face teaching as it provides a place to store resources, receive and grade assignments, and communicate with students. Learn the basics of this system - how to add material, make course announcements, and use the grade book. We will also cover what teaching assistants need to know about protecting student privacy.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)

G1 - Classroom assessment techniques (CATs)
2017 FALL CONF 2017F G1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology), Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: Struggling to see if your students understand what you are teaching them? Then this is the workshop for you! Generally, CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques) are used to gauge students' comprehension of material in a course or in a specific class. Using CATs provides an instructor with informed immediate feedback regarding the entire class's level of understanding. Then, the information can be used to help individual students and address areas of confusion. This workshop will cover a brief introduction of Bloom’s Taxonomy, introduce the concept of CATs, provide examples of CATs, and allow participants time to practice using them with their peers.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (12:30 PM - 2:20 PM)

H1 - Reflective Practice for TAs
2017 FALL CONF 2017F H1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 120)

Facilitator(s): Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: Interested in improving your teaching skills? In this workshop, TAs will have the opportunity to critically and thoughtfully inquire into their actions (be it marking, facilitating discussions or teaching in a classroom) with the goal of furthering understanding of their professional skills. Based on the notion that skills cannot be acquired in isolation from context, reflective practice is an active process of integrating thought and action with contemplation.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)

I1 - Using Technology in the Classroom
2017 FALL CONF 2017F I1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 116)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology)

Description: It is almost inevitable that one of your students will pull out their phone at some point in your classroom. This workshop can not only help you mediate that behaviour, but aids in identifying areas where technology can be incorporated into your teaching. At UVic, we now have projectors and audio in most rooms, and many courses are using online resources to supplement in-class instruction. We also have distance-learning courses where the entire student-teacher and student-student interaction system relies on the use of various web-based programs. Teaching with technology isn’t just about keeping up to date with the latest tools and programs, it’s about knowing how to most successfully include them into your teaching. From tips on improving your PowerPoints to the pros and cons of mobile devices in the classroom, this interactive workshop will highlight a range of educational technologies and their potential uses in your teaching.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

J1 - Safety in the workplace: In the classroom, on campus and in the lab
2017 FALL CONF 2017F J1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: This workshop will address important safety strategies that all TAs should be aware of when leading their classrooms – both for their students’ safety, but also for their own safety. Topics covered will range from night-time teaching, to sexual harassment, and even to what to know in case of an earthquake

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

K2 - Promoting active learning in the classroom
2017 FALL CONF 2017F K2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 120)

Facilitator(s): Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: This workshop will introduce what active learning is, some examples of how a more active classroom can be achieved, and the overall importance of pushing our classrooms to be student-centered. Participants will have a chance to practice some of the active learning techniques within the session.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (3:10 PM - 4:30 PM)

L1 - Reassess your stress: Time management strategies
2017 FALL CONF 2017F L1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology)

Description: Between your own coursework, running labs or tutorials, grading and trying to maintain a social life, grad school may quickly start to feel overwhelming! This workshop will focus on strategies to manage your time effectively, overcome procrastination and create realistic schedules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the type of patterns they tend to repeat when confronted with deadlines and how to challenge these ingrained behaviours.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 (4:05 PM - 5:00 PM)

M2 - Working with WordPress: UVic's online academic community (OAS)
2017 FALL CONF 2017F M2

Location: Human & Social Development Bldg (Room: A170)

Facilitator(s):

Description: The Online Academic Community is UVic’s instance of WordPress. Current staff and students have access to create their own OAC site, use it as a group or collaborative tool, and boost their digital presence. This workshop will introduce you to the OAC, navigation, customization and support services we offer.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

N1 - Another stack of grading? We've got you covered!
2017 FALL CONF 2017F N1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology), Maleea Acker (Geography)

Description: Worried about how to get through that giant pile of papers? Learn effective and efficient grading strategies to help you manage your time, give fair marks and communicate well as a TA with your instructor. This workshop will provide participants with tools to follow or build rubrics, give constructive feedback and effectively mark within grading timelines. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions around marking. Grading doesn’t have to be a grind!

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (10:35 AM - 12:00 PM)

O1 - Putting the 'A's in the Arts and Humanities: Grading and assessment
2017 FALL CONF 2017F O1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

Description: Feedback on progress is crucial for student development. In this session, we will discuss grading but we will also consider other ways of providing feedback in a classroom setting, including methods for implementing student-to-student feedback. Participants will learn how to reference department guidelines when assessing arts and humanities students and practice how to effectively provide constructive feedback to students.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

P1 - Grading in the Sciences: Supporting student learning
2017 FALL CONF 2017F P1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Gerry Gourlay (Biology)

Description: This workshop aims at working with TAs to learn how to appropriately mark in sciences. It will focus on how to give effective and constructive feedback to students more than the specific details of different assignments that may be graded. Participants will practice marking provided examples and will work through an exercise that will showcase the significance of explicit feedback

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (2:05 PM - 3:20 PM)

Q1 - Dispute resolution about grades
2017 FALL CONF 2017F Q1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Christina Fabiani (grad student), Ashley Berard (Sociology)

Description: TAs will occasionally encounter students who dispute their final mark on an assignment. This workshop prepares you to face such encounters and provides tools and strategies to resolve disputes effectively and professionally. We will explore different case scenarios and discuss methods to handle each, and will include some practical role-play to make you feel comfortable handling disputes about grades in your role as a TA.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (2:05 PM - 3:20 PM)

Q2 - CourseSpaces: What teaching assistants need to know
2017 FALL CONF 2017F Q2

Location: Human & Social Development Bldg (Room: A170)

Facilitator(s): TBA

Description: CourseSpaces is UVic’s Learning Management System. Many instructors are using CourseSpaces to supplement their face-to-face teaching as it provides a place to store resources, receive and grade assignments and communicate with students. Learn the basics of this system - how to add material, make course announcements and use the grade book. We will also cover what teaching assistants need to know about protecting student privacy.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 (3:30 PM - 4:20 PM)

R1 - Bringing creativity into the classroom (Gilian Sherwin session)
2017 FALL CONF 2017F R1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 120)

Facilitator(s): Maleea Acker (Geography)

Description: Wondering how to engage your students? Creative exercises aren’t just for the Fine Arts. The Sciences and Humanities can benefit from exercises and creative opportunities that help encourage critical thinking and engaged learning. This hands-on workshop will let you practice creative tools and methods that can create a positive and enabled learning environment.

Friday, September 08, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:50 AM)

S1 - Working towards international understanding and culture and its impact on teaching and learning
2017 FALL CONF 2017F S1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 105)

Facilitator(s): Pei-Ling Wang (Geography), Yan Gao (Curriculum and Instruction)

Description: This workshop will help you understand the similarities and differences between cultures and how they impact your teaching and learning.

Friday, September 08, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

T1 - Critical Incidents
2017 FALL CONF 2017F T1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Pei-Ling Wang (Geography), Yan Gao (Curriculum and Instruction)

Description: This workshop immerses you into real-life scenarios and provides you with critical incidents that you may encounter as an international TA. Make yourself well-prepared!

Friday, September 08, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

T2 - CourseSpaces: What teaching assistants need to know
2017 FALL CONF 2017F T2

Location: Human & Social Development Bldg (Room: A170)

Facilitator(s):

Description: CourseSpaces is UVic’s Learning Management System. Many instructors are using CourseSpaces to supplement their face-to-face teaching as it provides a place to store resources, receive and grade assignments, and communicate with students. Learn the basics of this system - how to add material, make course announcements, and use the grade book. We will also cover what teaching assistants need to know about protecting student privacy

Friday, September 08, 2017 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

U1 - Walk the walk and talk the talk: Confident communication with the CAC
2017 FALL CONF 2017F U1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Learning and Teaching Centre), Gillian Saunders (Learning and Teaching Centre)

Description: Oral communication skills are crucial to your success as a TA. Do you wish you could interact more clearly and effectively with your students, colleagues, and professors? In this workshop, you will conduct a self-assessment, set goals, learn how the Centre for Academic Communication (CAC) can help you and your students, and participate in discussions about how to be an effective communicator and TA.

Friday, September 08, 2017 (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM)

V1 - Let's make learning and teaching fun
2017 FALL CONF 2017F V1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Pei-Ling Wang (Geography), Yan Gao (Curriculum and Instruction)

Description: Learning should be fun, and we learn better when we are engaging. This workshop will provide you ideas and technology that can help you create an active learning environment in which you will also enjoy teaching.

Teaching large classes: How to make teaching effective in a classroom with over 150 students

SL - Student Learning

In this session, visiting scholar Dr. Franco Passalacqua from the University of Milan-Bicocca, will share how that university has begun a faculty professional program to support the development of effective pedagogy. In particular, the program aims to help faculty create effective learning experiences within classrooms with 150/200 students. Both communicative strategies and ways to engage students are at the core of the program. Participants in this session will be asked to reflect on their teaching practice through peer-to-peer activities.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching large classes: How to make teaching effective in a classroom with over 150 students
MILAN-BICOCCA 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): TBA

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT)

FIT - Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT)

Our intent is to make a real difference in how faculty approach their teaching, to save them time in their teaching preparations, to improve their satisfaction with the learning outcomes of students and, above all, to put them in a position to assume their UVic teaching responsibilities this year with increased competence and confidence. FIT is also open to other UVic instructors, including continuing and term sessionals as space permits. If you are a graduate student, the LATHE program may interest you.

FIT is composed of two separate but linked components:

(1) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 1 Summer or Fall, and(2) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 2 Spring

REGISTRATION is a two-step process.
1) Complete the REGISTRATION FORM found at: http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/faculty/professional/workshops/fit/index.php; and send to the LTC.

2) The LTC will confirm your registration status.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Thursday, November 23, 2017 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 1
FIT 2017F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Centre), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre), Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Thursday, January 11, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 2
FIT 2018S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Centre), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre), Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: A three-part series

MISC - Miscellaneous

During this three-part series, participants will be invited to engage individually and communally in a variety of experiential activities that explore how to build visual and critical thinking skills through looking at and discussing art. Featuring art works from the Legacy Gallery collection, participants will be introduced to Visual Thinking Strategies, a teaching technique that uses the practice of extended observation of visual imagery and discussion to help students develop the following transferrable skills:

•             Thoughtful and extended examination of data

•             Critical thinking

•             Communicating ideas clearly

•             Listening to and considering the views of others

•             Holding multiple perspectives

Thursday, September 14, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 1
ART 2017F ART1

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In session 1, through the guidance of a facilitator and working in groups with artwork, participants will experience how to visually analyse, look critically and communicate what they see. Visual Thinking Strategies will be introduced with a focus on the importance of considering multiple interpretations.

part 1 of 3.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 2
ART 2017F ART2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In session 2 of this three-part series, students will be assigned prior reading and bring an image to class. The Visual Thinking Strategies technique will be reviewed and participants will have an opportunity to practice with the group. Time will be given for discussion on how to use art and visual imagery in the classroom.

part 2 of 3.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 3
ART 2017F ART3

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In the third and last session of this series, advanced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitation techniques will be discussed and participants will practice VTS with their own images as well as share experiences of using images in the classroom.

part 3 of 3.

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop

JCURA - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

If your JCURA research project involves collecting data from human participants (interviews, surveys, observations, etc.), using or collecting human biological materials (blood, urine, cell lines, etc.) or accessing existing data sets or reports that are protected (e.g., patient files, government data sets, etc.) your research must be reviewed and approved by the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (UVIC Research Policy 1250) BEFORE you commence research activities. The ethical review process cannot be conducted after you have collected data. Your supervisor is responsible for ensuring that you are appropriately mentored on this process.

These two sessions are identical so it is only necessary to attend one session but you are welcome to attend both.

The ethics workshop will cover the basics for student researchers including what studies require research ethics review and approval, and what to do if you and your supervisor are unsure whether your project requires research ethics clearance. We encourage you to visit the university’s Human Research Ethics website at https://www.uvic.ca/research/conduct/home/regapproval/humanethics/index.php to access application forms, application guidelines, and additional resources. Knowing about research ethics is crucial to any budding researcher's career. Even if your JCURA project would not require ethical approval, you may find the workshop helpful.

Monday, September 25, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop
ETHICS 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Kenna Miskelly (Human Research Ethics ), Eugenie Lam (Office of Research Services), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop
ETHICS 2017F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Kenna Miskelly (Human Research Ethics ), Eugenie Lam (Office of Research Services), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre)

Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Fund SUBMISSION DEADLINE

AWARDS - Information about various teaching awards and scholarships

The Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Fund deadline is
March 31st and September 30th each year. Forms are available at: http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/faculty/grants/learning/index.php

Saturday, September 30, 2017 (4:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Teaching-Stream Faculty Scholarship Fund SUBMISSION DEADLINE
TP 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 126)

Facilitator(s): TBA