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Date: Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Time: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Add to CalendarGet Ready for the Future: A “Thinkshop” for VIU Faculty on Responding to or Initiating Change08/24/2017 08:30 AM08/24/2017 03:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverDisruptive change—through demographic shifts, technology and media, or new pedagogies—is the new norm in post-secondary education. We have the option of letting it happen to us, so someone else will make the critical decisions that frame our future. Most of us, however, will want to assume an active role, however small or grand, to instill our own values and priorities in the emerging new patterns of our collective work as an institution.How do we weigh in? How will we matter? In this one-day, hands-on, interactive session participants will learn about the emerging field of “educational development,” and how it is changing institutions while empowering faculty members and fueling new faculty careers.Faculty members become educational developers when they step outside their individual courses to improve the quality, department-wide or even campus-wide, of students’ learning experiences. Faculty members become educational developers when they take risks with new practices, then find ways to communicate their discoveries to colleagues.  Faculty members are also in the role of educational developer when they take responsibility for essential processes, such as the onboarding and mentoring of new faculty, or curriculum re-design and program review.In some cases, these kinds of initiatives and the professional growth they entail can launch a new career or re-invigorate one that has reached its growth limits.Get ready to shape the future. Join us to reflect on where your own path as a faculty member is leading, and to explore with your VIU colleagues the practices and theoretical underpinnings of educational development. This might be the disruptive change you’re looking for!!To Register | Send email to Liesel.Knaack@viu.ca with date you’d like to attend. An Outlook invite will be sent.Date | Thursday, August 24, 2017 (8:30 – 3:30 pm)breakfast and lunch includedfalse

Disruptive change—through demographic shifts, technology and media, or new pedagogies—is the new norm in post-secondary education. We have the option of letting it happen to us, so someone else will make the critical decisions that frame our future. Most of us, however, will want to assume an active role, however small or grand, to instill our own values and priorities in the emerging new patterns of our collective work as an institution.

How do we weigh in? How will we matter? In this one-day, hands-on, interactive session participants will learn about the emerging field of “educational development,” and how it is changing institutions while empowering faculty members and fueling new faculty careers.

Faculty members become educational developers when they step outside their individual courses to improve the quality, department-wide or even campus-wide, of students’ learning experiences. Faculty members become educational developers when they take risks with new practices, then find ways to communicate their discoveries to colleagues.  Faculty members are also in the role of educational developer when they take responsibility for essential processes, such as the onboarding and mentoring of new faculty, or curriculum re-design and program review.

In some cases, these kinds of initiatives and the professional growth they entail can launch a new career or re-invigorate one that has reached its growth limits.

Get ready to shape the future. Join us to reflect on where your own path as a faculty member is leading, and to explore with your VIU colleagues the practices and theoretical underpinnings of educational development. This might be the disruptive change you’re looking for!!

To Register | Send email to Liesel.Knaack@viu.ca with date you’d like to attend. An Outlook invite will be sent.

Date | Thursday, August 24, 2017 (8:30 – 3:30 pm)

breakfast and lunch included

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