Senior Management Appointments Thank you to Dr. Peter Marshall for his services as the Associate Dean, Academic in the past year!
New appointments are as follows: Associate Dean, Academic – Dr. Sarah Gergel: focuses on strategic teaching issues ranging from policies surrounding curricula as well as teaching technologies and learning spaces; EDI and Indigenous initiatives; teaching evaluations, innovation, and faculty teaching awards; policies surrounding academic integrity.
Associate Dean, Students – Dr. Scott Hinch: the main point of contact for student advising and student concerns ranging from progression through their degree (admissions, orientation, graduation), student awards, wellness, as well as academic and non-academic misconduct
Director, Curriculum – Dr. Patrick Culbert: Curriculum changes, program mapping, improvements, and degree rationalization
Events & Workshops
Online Teaching: Advice and Expert Panel Discussion Time: January 5, 13:00 – 14:00 To join the Zoom meeting: click here.
Faculty guidance and GAA support: Dr. Sarah Gergel
Faculty and UBC’s existing resources: Michelle Zeng
Best online teaching advice (guest speakers): Dr. Neil Leverage and Dr. Andrés Varhola
To ensure a smooth transition to online teaching – especially for those who have not yet taught online – Sarah Gergel, Associate Dean, Academic, and the Teaching and Learning Support Team (led by Michelle Zeng) will hold several informal drop-in sessions in January 2022.
This session will familiarize you with (or remind you about) the very extensive Faculty resources available for online teaching (from Planning for Fall Adhoc Committee, PFFAC), hear the “Greatest Hits” of online teaching from some of our own extraordinary instructors, and then open it for sharing questions, concerns, and experiences.
Online Teaching Resources
UBC Zoom Account Instructors and TAs are not automatically granted UBC Zoom accounts. Please email the UBC IT Audio/Visual Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your UBC email and the faculty/school/department. Upon approval, UBC IT will send you an email to activate the new UBC Zoom account.
If you are using Zoom for your Canvas courses, please ensure the default email address in Canvas matches your UBC Zoom account. Here is the link for instructions on how to update your default email in Canvas.
Online Teaching Tip-Sheets The guidelines of online teaching and other faculty resources can be found here.
Online Course Examples The Faculty of Forestry has many online course examples (100-level to 500-level). Click here.
Temporary Online Instruction The Keep Learning website has guiding principles and assistance in planning for online instruction updated to reflect the experiences and learning from the past two years. It also contains relevant online learning advice which may be helpful for some students.
CTLT Online Teaching Program
The CTLT online teaching program, which ran in the 2020-2021 academic year, has online modules, resources, and workshops.
Copyright Guidelines For a refresher on copyright considerations for teaching in an online environment, please click here. Consent forms for sharing course recordings outside of the course where students’ personal information is involved. Please click here. Further guidelines set by UBC can be accessed here.