Spotlight on Teaching Faculty

Grading Overwhelm: When you Want to Grade Differently, But You’re Not Sure How

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 5, 2020 - 1:07pm

 

It might start out as a niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right in your course. But when that niggling feeling doesn’t go away, and you investigate a little deeper, you may discover a disconnect between how you’ve been marking and what you actually want your students to experience and achieve. In this session, four VIU instructors discuss how their own niggling feelings led them to alter their teaching and their grading methods.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on March 5, 2019 - 1:53pm

 

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on January 16, 2019 - 9:25am

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.

Teaching and Learning Show 'n' Share: Teaching in the Marshes: VIU's Bird Banding Classroom

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on March 31, 2017 - 11:48am

Presented by: Eric Demers, Biology

Learning happens everywhere at VIU, not just in the classroom. For faculty member Eric Demers and his volunteer students, learning is happening at West Buttertubs Marsh, early in the morning, before many of us are even out of bed. Eric is a member in VIU’s biology department and a bird bander. His passion for providing learning opportunities for students, along with his passion for birds, has turned into a rich co-curricular opportunity for students and the community. 

COWICHAN Teaching and Learning Show ‘n’ Share: Boring Academic Writingand Why We Should Un-Zzzzzzzzz It

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 17, 2017 - 11:29am

Presented by: Jay Ruzesky, Department of Creative Writing and Journalism

Not all academic writing is boring, but a lot of it is, and it dates back to the seventeenth century and the belief that detailed, boring writing was more likely to imply painstaking experimental work. Across the curriculum student writers see essay writing as a painful chore and their professors see marking those essays as, well, a painful chore. Instead, the phrase “write an essay” ought to illicit untold volumes of pure joy. Let’s talk about that. 

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