Week of Nov 23, 2022

Teaching & Learning News

Week of November 23, 2022

Faculty & Central Announcements

Approval for New Courses in the Faculty

As preparations to implement Workday Student begin, procedures regarding creating new courses have been updated. Please refer to the announcement that can be found here.

Office 2021 Quick Reference Guides

Having trouble with Office 2021 applications? Please refer to our collection of Quick References found here.

Updates to Restricted Email Attachments

The current list of blocked email attachments has been updated by Central IT, which can be found here.

If you need to send a file that is of a file-type listed in the above list, your choices are to use OneDrive and share the folder or file, or see this URL for other options.

We recommend using UBC OneDrive to replace email attachments as it will reduce the size of the email significantly.
Additionally, you will also get an email that the recipient has accessed your file(s).

Student Support Resources

Resources for Students

This final push to the end of term can be challenging for students’ health, especially their mental health. Some of you may come across students in distress and this email serves to reorient you to the resources available to you and to students who may need support.

The Student Assistance Program is a free, confidential, 24/7 wellness resource with access to confidential counselling. For more information, check here.

UBC Health and Wellness offer a variety of workshops, resources and information to support your overall health and wellbeing, which you can find here. The Wellness Centre is open for all students to drop-in, and is a friendly, peer-hosted space that offers many wellbeing programs for students.

Embedded Counselling:
Students within the faculty of Forestry are able to book a 1:1 session with Nicole, embedded mental health counsellor.
If students are interested in booking a session, please direct them to call Counselling Services at 604-822-3811 and
indicate that they are a Forestry student to book an appointment.

Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching & Learning Drop-in Sessions

Time: Fridays (1 – 2 pm)

We organize weekly drop-in sessions to answer teaching related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the
Zoom meeting.

Panel Session: Educative Approaches to Academic Integrity

Time: Dec 12 (11 am – 12 pm)

This panel discussion touches on a range of topics including course design and inclusive teaching, student wellbeing,
and responding to misconduct. Register

Student Experience of Instruction (SEI): How to Interpret the Stats in Instructor Reports

Time: Dec 13 (11 am – 12 pm)

This workshop introduces new SEI metrics and discusses how to interpret the summary statistics in instructor reports.
Register here.

Balancing Student Flexibility, Choice and Self-direction for the Whole Class as a Hybrid and Multi-access Learning

Time: Dec 13 (11 am – 12:30 pm)

Hear about the hybrid approach used in undergraduate courses and discuss the feasibility of applying certain hybrid
practices in unique classroom settings. Register here.

Teaching Funding & Awards

Open Educational Resources Fund

Deadline: Nov 24, 2022

West Coast Teaching Excellence Awards: 2023 Nominations

Deadline: Nov 25, 2022. More info here.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Dissemination Fund

Rolling deadlines each month

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Program

Deadline: Dec 12, 2022

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Fellows Program

Nominations will be made by the Associate Dean, Academic in Jan 2023

Students as Partners (SaP) Fund

Deadline: Feb 1, 2023

More details on these programs can be found here.


Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca