Week of February 14, 2024


Teaching & Learning News

Week of February 14, 2024

Updates & Reminders

Mid-term Check-in Survey

A mid-term check-in survey for the students has been created by the Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team. To use the survey, instructors can post this link to Canvas. The deadline to answer the survey is Sunday Feb 25. Any valid responses for your course will be emailed to you during the week of Mar 4.

Academic Integrity & Plagarism

If you have concerns about plagiarism or academic integrity with a specific student,
Associate Dean, Students, is your first point of contact.

Additionally, UBC Academic Integrity
provides non-punitive ways to turn an incident into more of a teachable moment.

2024 UBC CTLT Spring Institute Call for Proposals

CTLT invites proposals that showcase purposeful innovation in teaching practices, educational research, student services, and learning technology that support student success and experiences. For more information, please visit Spring Institute Call for Proposal page.

Please submit your proposal by
noon on Feb 26, 2024
using the proposal submission form.

Faculty Resources

Concurrent licensing retirement of ESRI ArcGIS Pro

ESRI ArcGIS Pro is retiring concurrent licensing starting midnight on April 30, affecting undergraduate computing labs.
Users, including faculty, staff, grads, and soon undergrads, will need to obtain a named user license (NUL) by contacting gis.forestry@ubc.ca

Instructors conducting undergraduate labs must request ArcGIS class accounts at least two weeks before the lab start
date. Class accounts will be disabled after the course’s final exam.

Available Software in Forestry

See the latest IT One Pager for a current listing for IT and related contact info. The updated Forestry Software List summarizes common software, excluding what is currently installed in the UG labs and CBM laptops.

For questions and general IT needs, please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca.

Technology Borrowing from UBC Library

UBC Library offers students and faculty members options to borrow technology items, including laptops, chargers,
headphones, microphones, and more.

Visit this page to explore your available options and access these resources.


Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Awardees

Congratulations to the following faculty leads and their teams who have been awarded funding as part of this year’s small TLEF competition!

Andrew Almas: “Creating an Urban Forest Demonstration at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Arboretum”

Nicholas Coops: “Geospatial Solutions for the Climate Emergency: Advancing Earth Observation, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Education”

Bianca Eskelson: “FVS-BC Exercises for Forest Resources Management and Conservation”

Michelle Zeng: “Innovating Forestry Education: Advancing Accessibility, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”

More information about the TLEF Program can be found here.

Workshops & Events

Forestry TA Mentoring & Teaching and Learning Drop-in Sessions

Time: Fridays (12 – 1 pm) | Online
We host weekly drop-in session to answer teaching and TA-related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the Zoom meeting.

CTLT: 2024 HSP Symposium

Time: Feb 21 & 22 (9am – 2:45pm) | Online
This symposium will showcase H5P, a free tool for embedding interactivity back into passive environments. Feel free to attend whichever sessions are of interest to you.

CTLT Workshop: Earth Science Experiential and Indigenous Learning Project

Time: Mar 12 (1:30 – 3pm) | In-person
Instructors affiliated with the EaSEIL project share their experiences engaging with Indigenous communities and integrating Indigenous perspectives into field-based learning. Register here.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca