Contract Faculty CoP: Two-way Interaction: A Major Challenge for Hybrid Courses

Online/Virtual Event

Last term, a number courses had to be offered in a hybrid mode because of this pandemic. This delivery mode enables students to attend these courses either in person or online synchronously. It is true that on UBC campus 70% of GTS classrooms of 30 seats and above having the ability to offer courses in […]

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Contract Faculty CoP: Resources on Campus – October 27, 2022

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is a hybrid event. Welcome to UBC, new contract faculty! Welcome back to campus, returning contract faculty! Teaching on a contract is a challenging task as changes in our contracts, courses, and department policies remain a constant. We will exchange common challenges we face and explore possible interventions. We will share resources available to […]

Contract Faculty CoP | Preparing for Term 2: Designing Syllabi and Learning Outcomes

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is a multi-access event. As Term 2 comes closer, we can start thinking of how we can learn from this term’s experience when we plan our next set of courses. How can we tweak our syllabi to meet our learning objectives as best as we can? What are some of the basic elements the […]

Contract Faculty CoP Social – December 8, 2022

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is a hybrid event. Wrap up the term with your colleagues at this casual social for contract faculty. If you’re on campus, join us for some complimentary food and drinks. To help us with numbers, please register by clicking the green “Registration” button. We hope to see you there! Venue: Irving K Barber Learning […]

Contract Faculty CoP: Troubleshooting and Resources

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is a multi-access event. Are you concerned about academic integrity and the best practices for supporting student learning? Have you found the workload involved in academic concessions to be increasingly challenging? Are you aware of or are using Early Alert? This workshop will address these and other teaching concerns. Please come to our hybrid […]

Contract Faculty CoP: Marking Party – April 17, 2023

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is a multi-access event. The Contract Faculty Community of Practice invites you to a Marking Party. Come and join your fellow contract faculty members in a quiet room where we can all concentrate on our grading as we prepare to return term papers and final assignments to our students. Although this will be a […]

Contract Faculty CoP: Designing Assignments for Deep Learning in the Age of A.I.: A Practical and Ethical Approach

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Multi-access The use of A.I. in many aspects of our lives has become the topic of the day. At all levels of education, particularly in higher education, the concerns about the use of A.I., academic integrity and the effect on deep learning continue to grow. Colleges and universities are scrambling to formulate policies to address […]

Contract Faculty End-of-Term Marking Party

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Multi-access The end of term brings many hours of grading final assignments, which can be overwhelming and isolating. Why not come and spend some of your grading hours in the company of your contract faculty colleagues in our last Community of Practice event of 2023? We’ll have a large, light-filled and quiet room, snacks, a […]

Contract Faculty CoP: Teaching Community Engagement Using the Social Impact Lab Toolkit

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Multi-access This CoP session will describe how the Social Impacts Lab Toolkit developed by the Centre for Community Engaged Learning was applied to a 4th year engineering design course to support student engagement with their community-based project partners.  The session will include examples of lessons and assignments developed using the toolkit, as well as an […]

Contract Faculty Colloquium – May 3, 2024

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Multi-access The Contract Faculty Colloquium has been convened for Contract Faculty at UBCV and UBCO for several years, and aims to bring together Contract Faculty from across campuses to showcase and share their intellectual work with other colleagues. This year’s 9th Annual Colloquium will feature papers by Contract Faculty colleagues from a range of disciplines. […]