Week of November 15 2021

Teaching & Learning News

Week of November 15th

Faculty Initiatives & Support

Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund

The Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF) has been launched. The FTIF aims to support innovative teaching practices, experimentation with pedagogical approaches, and the application of emerging learning technologies in the Faculty of Forestry. Applications from full-time lecturers and tenure-stream faculty in Forestry are welcome, with a deadline of Friday, November 19, 2021, and may be submitted using the following application form. For more information, please click here. If you have any questions regarding this fund, please contact Michelle Zeng, Senior Manager, Education Strategies (michelle.zeng@ubc.ca).

AV Support

If you are preparing 2021W2 courses and your classroom is in the Forest Sciences Centre or CAWP, the TLS team will support you in the classroom AV system testing. Please get in touch with michelle.zeng@ubc.ca or forestry.tls@ubc.ca for a demonstration or dry run. Information provided by UBC Learning Spaces can be found here. The general AV Help Desk contacts are: AV Help Desk: 604.822.7956 | av.helpdesk@ubc.ca.

Faculty Tip-Sheets & Surveys

Forestry Teaching and Learning Experience Survey 2021-22

Undergrad students, instructors and teaching assistants are invited to participate the survey to improve the teaching and learning experience in the Faculty of Forestry. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback and helping us make the Faculty of Forestry and UBC a great place. The survey is available here.

Live Streaming Tip-Sheets

The TLS Team has completed tip-sheets for using the AV systems in FSC 1001/1003/1005/1221 and other general classrooms, in the Forest Sciences Centre and CAWP.

Printing in UG Labs

Information on printing in the UG labs has been added to our previously published UG Labs tip-sheet. To see these instructions, please click here.

Using Language Interpretation in Zoom

The TLS Team has completed a tip-sheet on using the new Zoom Interpreter feature. To see these instructions, please click here.

Central Updates

Climate Education Grants

The Climate Education Grants provides grants up to $5000 per instructors from UBC’s Vancouver faculty members. These grants are distributed to improve the delivery and degree of climate change content in existing courses. The course must be offered in summer 2022 or in the 2022/23 (Winter Term 1&2) academic year. These funds must be used to incorporate climate change content, develop innovative teaching approaches or hire UBC students to complete the proposed work under supervision. More information about the application process can be found here. All applications should be submitted to (tara.ivanochko@ubc.ca) by December 17th, 2021. Applications close December 18th, 2021 at 4pm PST.

Small TLEF Innovation Projects

Funding for Small TLEF Innovation Projects are available, and proposals must be submitted by 3:00 PM on November 18, 2021. If you would like to request support in developing your project proposal, please contact Michelle Zeng (michelle.zeng@ubc.ca).


Events & Workshops

TLS Weekly Drop-in Session

Time: Fridays, 13:00 – 14:00

Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here.

Students as Partners Fund Forestry Info Session

The Student as Partners (SaP) fund provides Students as Partners in Course Design grants of up to $7100. This funding supports UBC undergraduates to re-design UBC Vancouver courses. The proposals for Students as Partners in Course Design grants will be accepted twice per year. The submission deadline for the first round of proposals is from Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 1, 2022.
To provide more information on the application process, there will be an information session held by the CTLT on Wednesday, November 24, from 12:30 to 14:00 specifically for the Faculty of Forestry. Please RSVP here.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca