Week of December 19, 2023

Teaching & Learning News

Week of December 19, 2023

End of Term Reminders

Uploading Grades to Faculty Services Centre

A gentle reminder for all instructors to submit final student grades to the Faculty Service Centre (FSC) after posting the grades on Canvas:

(1) 7 business days following the examination date, OR
(2) 5 days following examination dates written on the last 2 days of the examination period.

Please refer to this instructor guide
for information on downloading the Canvas gradebook, reformatting, and uploading grades to the FSC.

Additionally, refer to the FSC User Guide
for a comprehensive guide to grades and other features of FSC.

Faculty Announcements

UBC Large TLEF Awards

Congratulations John Innes and Carlos Ormond who will be leading the
continued large project titled “Turning the
Indigenous Land Stewardship program into
a multi-access program” for its second year. This project focuses on integrating Indigenous and Western knowledge and increasing accessibility for scholars
(instructors and students) in remote locations.

Congratulations to Lindsay Cuff who will continue to lead the large project titled “Flexible writing instruction throughout undergraduate curricula: Fostering students’ growth, persistence, and identity as writers in scholarly communities and beyond” for its second year. A substantial amount of work has been completed in the project’s first year, contributing to the meaningful journey of helping students
discover their voices as novice writers and establish their identities through scholarly communication.

New Term Preparation

Canvas and EdTech Resources

For questions about using Canvas and educational technologies, check out the
Canvas Training & Resources Site. It compiles the key resources for setting up Canvas courses for instructors, teaching assistants, and staff in the Faculty of Forestry.

New Forestry Field Equipment Procedure

Submit all equipment requests to: field.equip@ubc.ca. The teaching equipment requests should be made by faculty members only. TAs can be delegated to pick up and return the equipment if specifically mentioned and named in the request email. Trimble lab equipment requests should be made by faculty and research staff only.

Please provide at least 1-week notice, and promptly return all gear as scheduled. UBC card is required for equipment sign-out.

Workshops & Events

Forestry TA Training

Based on the valuable feedback from our TAs, we are happy to share the upcoming TA training session on Jan 12, 10:30AM-3:00PM in FSC 2916. The training will include topics on EDI, instructional and classroom skills, conflict resolution, and more.

The session will be delivered by our own Forestry TA Training Coordinators (a team of your peers), and special guest speakers. Lunch will be included, along with a 150 CAD honorarium and certificate for attending.

Note that you must be a Forestry TA in the 2023 Winter Term 2, and have not already participated in our previous TA training.
RSVP here by the end of Jan 5.
Only 30 spots available. Feel free to check out the poster as well.

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