Week of October 18 2021

Teaching & Learning News

Week of October 18th

Faculty Initiatives & Support

Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund

The new Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FITF) has been launched. The FITF 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.

AV Support in FSC

If you require AV support in the FSC classrooms, please contact
Michelle Zeng, Senior Manager, Education Strategies, Forestry Teaching
and Learning Support at: FSC 2609A, 604-822-5432, forestry.tls@ubc.ca or michelle.zeng@ubc.ca.

Faculty Tip-Sheets & Surveys

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.

More Tip-Sheets

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.

Central Updates

Open Educational Research Grants

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that are costless and accessible to share anytime and anywhere. These resources are anything related to supporting access to knowledge and range from course materials to streaming videos.

The OER Grants consist of the OER implementation Grants, which are grants up to $25000 for UBC Vancouver faculty who wish to include OER resources as primary resources in their UBC Vancouver credit courses. The application deadline for this grant is 3pm, Friday, November 25th.

Another OER Grant is the OER Rapid Innovation Grant, which includes grants up to $2000. This grant is available to the UBC Vancouver community for activities related to increasing open educational resource development. The applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling basis until the funds are exhausted.

SoTL Seed Program & SoTL Dissemination Fund

The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).  

The SoTL Seed Program can provide graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise. The deadline for the SoTL Seed Program is December 20, 2021.

Furthermore, the Provost Office announced last year a new SoTL Dissemination Fund  to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are also managed and adjudicated by both the CTLT and the ISoTL, and currently has a rolling deadline.

Workshops & Events

TLS Weekly Drop-in Session

Time: Fridays, 13:00 – 14:00

Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion STEM Series

The Equity and Inclusion in Action: STEM Series are a community of practice sessions to help faculty, staff, postdoc scholars or graduate students currently involved in Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Indigenization and Inclusion (JEDII) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) create action. The registration link for the Zoom meetings is included here.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca