In 2014, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning embarked on a research project to investigate elements of effective teaching and learning practice valued at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Our investigation resulted in conversations with faculty and students in defining the elements of teaching practice valued at VIU. Faculty from the existing Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP) and students from the VIU community were invited to contribute their ideas about regarding effective teaching and learning design and practice. These consultations have generated a list of themes which capture practices most valued at VIU.
The next stage of the project involved engaging with self-identified faculty in conversations about the elements of their teaching which exemplify these themes. These videos serve as resources for existing and future faculty, as well as for the CIEL to use in educational development activities.
We want to thank all participants for offering their time and insight!