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2014-2015 JCURA recipientsDocument
Recipients of the 2014-2015 JCURA.
2014 Recipients of the Desire2Learn Innovation AwardDocument
2014 recipients of the Desire2Learn Innovation Award.
3M national student fellowship worksheetDocument
3M national student fellowship worksheet
3M student fellowship blank rubricDocument
3M student fellowship blank rubric
A bibliography of alternate pedagogical practicesDocument
This annotated bibliography introduces some of the most important readings on alternate pedagogical practics
A bibliography of teaching-related journalsDocument
This bibliography provides links to top teaching-related journals
A bibliography on assessmentDocument
This annotated bibliography outlines some of the key readings regarding assessment
A bibliography on change in higher educationDocument
This annotated bibliography provides information on the changes currently taking place in higher education
A bibliography on learning outcomes, quality assurance, and the improvement of postsecondary educationDocument
This annotated bibliography by Lesley Scott provides a broad set of resources on learning outcomes and their role in quality assurance
A bibliography on student retentionDocument
This annotated bibliography lists key readings in the field of student retention
A bibliography on teaching with technologyDocument
This annotated bibliography highlights key readings in the pedagogy of teaching with technology
A bibliography on the pedagogy of higher EducationDocument
This annotated bibliography provides a list a key texts that shape our understanding of sound pedagogical practices in colleges and universities
A brief annotated bibliography of student engagementDocument
This annotated bibliography on student engagement, by Cynthia Korpan, introduces key concepts in student engagement research
A guide to program and curricular planning at UVicDocument
This booklet explains the planning process for programs and courses at the Learning and Teaching Centre
A sample weekly class outline for instructorsDocument
This is an outline to help instructors plan for classes on a weekly basis
A sample weekly outline for students to keep track of their learningDocument
This sample outline provides students with a method to keep track of what they've learned in their classes on a weekly basis
A suggested peer review process for teaching assessmentDocument
This document outlines a process of engaging in peer review in order to receive feedback on your teaching and to provide feedback to others in a positive, effective manner
About writing groupsDocument
Information on student writing groups.
Academic performance review criteriaDocument
This document provides an overview of the salary review assessment criteria
Advice to instructors regarding keeping your response rates high Document
Advice to instructors regarding keeping your response rates high with the new CES online system
Agenda from the 2014 Let's Talk About Teaching dayDocument
This is the 2014 agenda for the Let's Talk About Teaching day, complete with facilitators and topics
An example of a graphic syllabus, Psychology 100Document
This graphic, created by Marty Wall, demonstrates the syllabus of a first-year Psychology course
An overview of Bloom's taxonomyDocument
This handout is a quick overview of Bloom's taxonomy as it relates to asking questions
April 2014 Memo Re online CESDocument
April 2014 Memo: implementation of integrated online CES
Articles handoutDocument
Articles and nouns flow chart.
Assessment of instructor behavioursDocument
This checklist will help you and your colleagues provide feedback in a focused, positive manner
Assignment design and effective feedback, August 2009Document
Assignment design and effective feedback from August 2009.
Background and context for LO projectDocument
Background and context for learning outcomes project.
Balancing your timeDocument
This document provides a dozen tips on how manage your time well as a faculty member
Bibliography for new faculty and graduate studentsDocument
This bibliography provides a reading list for new faculty and for graduate students who are interested in becoming faculty members
Bibliography on learning communitiesDocument
This annotated bibliography focuses on resources to help you create environments that retain, engage, and transform learners
Blackstone memo-June_4_2015Document
Learning outcomes survey memo sent out by Sarah Blackstone on June 4, 2015.
Brochure: support for curricular changeDocument
This brochure describes how the LTC can support curricular change.
Bubble cover sheet instructionsDocument
This is the University of Victoria mutliple-choice bubble sheet that must be filled in by instructors to have their students' bubble sheets marked
CDR grant application formDocument
Application form for the Course Design/Redesign (CDR) grant.
CDR grant guidelinesDocument
Guidelines for the Course Design/Redesign (CDR) grant.
CES 2009 FAQsDocument
CES 2009 FAQs
CES 2009 manualDocument
CES 2009 manual
CES Communications minutes October 2014Document
CES LTC Communications luncheon minutes October 2014
CES form 1Document
CES form part 1
CES form 2Document
CES form part 2
CES form 3Document
CES form part 3
CES form 4Document
CES form part 4
CES frequently asked questions, updated February 2012Document
CES frequently asked questions, updated February 2012
CES keeping responses rates highDocument
Advice to instructors regarding keeping your response rates high with UVic’s new 2014 CES system
CES new CES system memoDocument
2014 Memo to deans council members: new online CES system
CES online information presentationDocument
The move to CES on-line Summer 2014: Information and question session for all departments
CES online instructor emailDocument
CES email to instructors RE: online CES
CES online presentationDocument
CES online system Oct. 2014 presentation
CES online student emailDocument
CES email to students RE: online CES
CES sample survey reportDocument
CES UVic sample survey report
CES stats report, November 2009Document
CES statistical properties report by John Anderson, November 20, 2009
CES suggested syllabus statementDocument
CES suggested syllabus statement
codes of conduct for TAsDocument
Codes of conduct for TAs
Communication strategies for internationl graduate studentsDocument
Communication strategies for internationl graduate students
Continuing sessional scholarship fund application formDocument
Application form for the Continuing Sessional Scholarship fund.
Continuing Sessional Scholarship Fund GuidelinesDocument
Guidelines for the Continuing Sessional Scholarship fund.
Continuing sessional scholarship fund report formDocument
Report form for the Continuing Sessional Scholarship fund.
How to encourage students to read for classDocument
This document, prepared by Timothy Iles of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, outlines the issues and solutions to the problem of students attending class without having read the materials
CR grant application formDocument
Application form for the Curriculum Renewal (CR) grant.
CR grant guidelinesDocument
Guidelines for the Curriculum Renewal (CR) grant.
Creating a professional poster using PowerPoint 2003Document
This "how to" document explains how to create a professional-looking poster to share your research at a conference
Creating a safe emotional and intellectual learning communityDocument
This document desrcribes how to create a learning community where students feel safe emotionally
Creating community in your classroomDocument
Create community in your classroom with these suggestions
Critical reading presentation handoutDocument
Critical reading handout: from what to why.
Cultural knowledge epistemology and pedagogy: an Indigenous perspectiveDocument
This PowerPoint by Jacquie Green (August 31, 2012) describes an Indigenous perspective on cultural knowledge, epistemology, and pedagogy
Designing a feedback form for your courseDocument
This document describes how you can design a feedback form to use in your course in addition to the CES to provide you with valuable student feedback
Designing and assessing learning outcomesDocument
This PowerPoint by Joe Parsons explains how to carefully design and assess learning outcomes
Developing learning outcomes for your course: a quick guideDocument
This document provides a quick overview of how to develop learning outcomes for your course
Developing your teaching dossier: a workshop for UVicDocument
This PowerPoint walks instructors through the basics of constructing a teaching dossier
Do we need to redefine the role of the laboratory experience in the undergraduate program?Document
This PowerPoint by Dave Berry explores the issues and opportunities regarding the lab experience
Draft teaching assessment guidelines: assessment of teaching effectiveness at UVicDocument
This draft document by Catherine Mateer and Teresa Dawson explains how the assessment of teaching effectiveness and teaching excellence is measured concerning reappointment, tenure, and promotion
Faculty Institute of Teaching-FIT brochureDocument
Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) brochure.
Faculty of Engineering faculty evaluation policyDocument
This document outlines how the Faculty of Engineering evaluates their faculty
Faculty of Human and Social Development faculty evaluation policyDocument
This document describes how the Faculty of Human and Social Development evaluates its faculty members
Faculty of Law policy for evaluation of facultyDocument
This policy document outlines how faculty members in the Faculty of Law are evaluated
Faculty of Social Sciences policy and procedures for evaluating facultyDocument
This document describes the evaluation procedure of faculty members in the Faculty of Social Sciences: working document, June 2006
FAQs-program LO inventoryDocument
FAQs for program learning outcomes inventory.
Field school manual, 2015Document
2015 field school manual.
Formative Feedback for Teaching Assistants at UVicDocument
Formative feedback for Teaching Assistants at UVic document.
Fostering student involvementDocument
This document, by Gary MacGillivray of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, discusses how to promote student engagement in the classroom
George Cree's anthology of academic poster tipsDocument
This document provides an overview of how to put together an academic poster by drawing on best practices available on the internet
Getting to know your students in the first week of classesDocument
This questionnaire can be handed out to students in the first week of class to help you understand more whom you are teaching
Giving feedback in writing groupsDocument
Writing groups are a great way to ensure your productivity level stays high. This document introduces how to give your group members feedback in constructive ways.
Grading Student WritingDocument
Grading Student Writing: A Guide for TAs
Graduate studentsDocument
Support for graduate students and TAs.
Guide to admirable qualities of a teaching assistant Document
TA tip sheet: guide to admirable qualities of a teaching assistant.
guide to grading papersDocument
TA tip sheet guide to grading papers
guide to how to create community in your classroomDocument
TA tip sheet guide to how to create community in your classroom
guide to how to encourage learning in the classroomDocument
TA tip sheet guide to how to encourage learning in the classroom
guide to how to get students actively engaged in the classroomDocument
TA tip sheet guide to how to get students actively engaged in the classroom
guide to how to lead a discussion group in the classroomDocument
TA tip sheet guide to how to lead a discussion group in the classroom
guide to icebreakersDocument
TA tip sheet guide to icebreakers
guide to managing time as a TADocument
TA tips sheet guide to managing time as a TA
Guide to preparing teaching statements and dossiersDocument
LTC website
A guide to preparing teaching statements and dossiers.
guide to the different ways that students learnDocument
TA tips sheet guide to the different ways that students learn
guide to the first classDocument
TA tip sheet guide to the first class
guide to the role of questionsDocument
TA tip sheetguide to the role of questions in class discussions
guide to what is learningDocument
TA tip sheet guide to what is learning?
guide to what to do before the first classDocument
TA tip sheet guide to what to do before the first class
guide to what to do in the laboratoryDocument
TA tip sheet guide to what to do in the laboratory
Guidelines for instructors on the use of an editor for student workDocument
More detailed information on the guidelines for instructors on the use of an editor for student work.
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and MentorshipDocument
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship.
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Teaching for Experiential LearningDocument
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Teaching for Experiential Learning.
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-Inspired TeachingDocument
Guidelines for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-Inspired Teaching.
Guidelines for the Gilian Sherwin Award for Excellence in TeachingDocument
Guidelines for the Gilian Sherwin Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Guidelines for the Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational LeadershipDocument
Guidelines for the Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership.
guidelines for working in a group Document
TA tip sheet: guidelines for working in a group
Help with grading: Developing a grading key to save you timeDocument
This tips sheet provides helpful hints for grading, such as providing grading criteria to students when you hand out the assignment
history TA handbook 2013-2014Document
Department of history TA handbook 2013-2014
How can we increase student success and retention in large first-year classes?Document
This PowerPoint, by Joe Parsons, Lisa Surridge and Samantha MacFarlane, describes measures designed to increase student engagement in large first-year classes
How to give effective feedbackDocument
This PowerPoint by Perry C. Francis from Eastern Michigan University describes best practice in providing feedback on student writing
how to write academically adapted from they sayDocument
How to write academically – adapted from They Say, I Say, by Graff & Birkenstein 2010
Implementation of integrated and online CES process, April 7, 2014 memoDocument
Implementation of integrated and online CES process, Memo from the Provost, April 7, 2014
Instructors guide to working with tasDocument
Guide for instructors and tas
Internationalizing the curriculum tookit 2011, from Victoria UniversityDocument
This document describes how to internationalize your curriculum
ITA resources at uvicDocument
ITA resources at uvic 2016-17
JCURA 2009-10 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2009-10 Student research abstracts
JCURA 2010-11 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2010-11 Student research abstracts
JCURA 2011-12 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2011-12 Student research abstracts
JCURA 2012-13 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2012-13 Student research abstracts
JCURA 2013-14 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2013-14 Student research abstracts
JCURA 2014-15 abstractsDocument
JCURA 2014-15 Student research abstracts
JCURA academic unit eligibilityDocument
JCURA academic unit eligibility
JCURA Frequently Asked QuestionsDocument
Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) frequently asked questions.
LATHE brochureDocument
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) brochure.
LATHE flyerDocument
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) flyer
LATHE posterDocument
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) poster
Learning communities: a PowerPointDocument
This PowerPoint document from North Seattle Community College explains the many aspects of creating emotionally safe learning communities for post-secondary students
Learning skills: tips and guidelines for participating in a study groupDocument
This document provides suggestions for maximizing the student study-group experience
LTC communications luncheon minutes, October 9, 2014Document
LTC communications luncheon minutes, October 9, 2014
LTC Embracing Diversity by Jin Sun YoonDocument
LTC website
Workshop
Jin Sun Yoon LTAT PP
LTC support for faculty and instructors: a brochureDocument
This brochure describes the various kinds of LTC support available to faculty and instructors at UVic
LWB 2015 application formDocument
Learning Without Borders grant 2015 application form
LWB 2015 guidelinesDocument
Learning Without Borders grant 2015 guidelines and call for proposals
LWB FINAL accountability formDocument
LWB FINAL accountability form
Managing disruptive classroom behaviourDocument
This PowerPoint by Angela Provitera McGlynn explains methods of managing disruptive classroom behaviour
Mentoring and coaching graduate students: teaching assistantsDocument
This PowerPoint by Janni Aragon explains best practices for coaching teaching assistants
Mentoring undergraduates: a handoutDocument
This handout by Gary MacGillivray from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, explains the best practices of mentoring undergraduate students
Mentoring undergraduates: Let's talk about Teaching Day, 2013Document
This PowerPoint by Gary MacGillvray from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics explains best practices for mentoring undergraduate students
New CES online system memo, January 16, 2014Document
New CES online system memo, January 16, 2014
New field school development worksheet-1Document
One of two new field school development worksheets.
New field school development worksheet-2Document
One of two new field school development worksheets.
Nov 2014 Memo CES issues resolvedDocument
Nov 2014 Memo: CES issues resolved
Ombudsperson's report on academic integrityDocument
The report by the ombudsperson, Martine Conway, on common issues regarding academic integrity at UVic
Online CES survey system, October 9, 2014Document
Online CES survey system powerpoint, October 9, 2014
Overview of Primary TA ResponsibilitiesDocument
Overview of primary TA responsibilities.
Overview of UVic grants supporting teaching and learningDocument
Overview of UVic grants that support teaching and learning.
ParsonsCV-2015Document
Joe Parsons CV 2015
Policy on academic integrity mark-up version Document
Specific changes on the policy on academic integrity.
Poster NotesDocument
PowerPoint Poster Design Document
Poster presentations using PowerPoint 2007Document
This document, produced by Queen's University in Belfast, provides a thorough explanation of how to create a professional-looking poster to visually present your research at a conference
preparing your course syllabusDocument
preparing your course syllabus
Preventing and dealing with classroom incivility: what the research tells usDocument
This PowerPoint by Joe Parsons and Lisa Surridge provides principles to create strategies to promote civility in the classroom
Program learning outcomes inventoryDocument
Program learning outcomes inventory form.
ref employmentDocument
Sample letter of reference for employment for students
ref postgradDocument
Sample letter of reference for postgrad study for students
Rethinking the role of the laboratory experience in the undergraduate programDocument
This document, produced by Dave Berry, is the handout from the 2013 Let's Talk About Teaching day presentation on the same topic
Rubric sample: Linguistic Anthropology 396Document
This is a sample rubric created by Dorothy Kennedy for a 3rd year Anthropology class
Sample feedback questionnaireDocument
This feedback form willl allow your students to provide you with valuable feedback before the course ends
Sample of CES online form - survey page 1Document
Sample of CES online form - survey page 1
Sample of CES online form - survey page 2Document
Sample of CES online form - survey page 2
Sample of CES online form - survey page 3Document
Sample of CES online form - survey page 3
Sample of CES online form - survey page 4Document
Sample of CES online form - survey page 4
Sample of CES Online ReportDocument
Sample of CES Online Report
Sample peer review of teaching formDocument
This sample form demonstrates how a peer teaching review can be commented on in a productive, focused manner
Sample rubric: a blank to get you startedDocument
This is a blank rubric to start developing your own
Sample rubric: Germanic Studies 433Document
This rubric was designed specifically to help students understand how to think critically and reflectively about sensitive subjects. It was created by Charlotte Schallie.
Sample rubric: History in Art 384Document
This rubric, developed by Victoria Wyatt, is for short essays at the 3rd year level
Sample rubric: Linguistic Anthropology 396Document
This rubric, created by Dorothy Kennedy, is an example of an upper-level rubric for writing assignments
Sample rubric: Masters in Public Administration 518Document
This rubric, designed by Lindsay Tedds, is an example of one that is used across assignments in one course due to its adaptability.
Sample rubric: Political Science 347Document
This rubric, created by Marta Bashovski, is for an upper-level Political Science course.
Sample teaching review letterDocument
Sample teaching review letter
Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) bibliography, up to 2009Document
This bibliography lists the seminal works in SOTL up to 2009
Social media in the classroomDocument
This PowerPoint by Janni Aragon explains best practices for the use of social media in the classroom
SoTL grant application formDocument
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grant application form.
SoTL grant guidelinesDocument
Grant guidelines for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Student involvement: a 2008 study by Gary MacGillivray, Department of Mathematics and StatisticsDocument
This document outlines a study undertaken in Math 122 to determine which students are at risk
Suggested statements for your syllabusDocument
This documents contains a suggested accessibility statement and a statement on academic integrity
Suggested syllabus statement for academic integrityDocument
Include in your syllabus a statement regarding your expectations around academic integrity
Supporting learning in an internationalized settingDocument
This PowerPoint by Neil Gold of the University of Windsor discusses internationalizing the curriculum and the aims of internationalization
Syllabus accessibility and academic integrity statementDocument
Suggested Syllabus Accessibility Statement and Academic Integrity Statement
syllabus checklist may 2011Document
LTC teaching tips syllabus checklist may 2011
TA ManualDocument
Manual for UVic TAs
Teaching activity report guidelinesDocument
Teaching activity report guidelines for UVic regular faculty members.
Teaching and coordinating lab tutorials with less of everythingDocument
This document, compiled by Dave Berry, summarizes some of the ideas generated at the Let's Talk About Teaching Day 2012 regarding maximizing your time and budget as a lab instructor
Teaching assistant and graduate student newsletter, fall 2012Document
This issue focuses on the topic of improving your teaching
Teaching assistant and graduate student newsletter, January 2012Document
This issue focuses on TA support in the French department
Teaching assistant and graduate student newsletter, September 2010Document
This issue focuses on how to improve your teaching
Teaching assistant and graduate student newsletter, September 2011Document
This issues focuses on TA support in the Chemistry department
Teaching Dossiers-An Introductory Guide for FacultyDocument
This document provides faculty with an overview of how to prepare and present a teaching dossier.
Teaching effectively across diversitiesDocument
This Powerpoint by Jin-Sun Yoon of the School of Child and Youth Care explores the topics of diversity and provides strategies for being more inclusive
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund application formDocument
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund application form.
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund report formDocument
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund report form.
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund terms of referenceDocument
Teaching-stream faculty scholarship fund terms of reference.
Ten rules of thumb for teaching with PowerPoint, by Marty WallDocument
This tips sheet explains to students the best practices to employ when creating PowerPoint slides for teaching
Term Sessional Scholarship Fund Application FormDocument
Application form for the Term Sessional Scholarship Fund.
Term Sessional Scholarship Fund GuidelinesDocument
Guidelines for the Term Sessional Scholarship Fund.
Term Sessional Scholarship Fund Report FormDocument
Report form for the Term Sessional Scholarship Fund.
The dossier matrix; an organizational toolDocument
This document is designed to help you generate text for your teaching dossier
The Faculty of Business faculty evaluation policyDocument
This document outlines how the Faculty of Business assesses its faculty members
The move to CES online summer 2014Document
LTC communications luncheon, April 16, 2014, the move to CES online in Summer 2014
The program goals/course alignment matrixDocument
This matrix helps departments and units analyze how their program goals align with their courses
The University of Victoria learning outcomesDocument
This is a statement of the learning outcomes of the University of Victoria
Tips for generating student engagementDocument
This tips sheet provides suggestions for creating a higher level of student engagement in your classes
TWC thesis statement Document
developing a thesis statement
TWC transitionsDocument
list of transitional words and devices
TWC write wellDocument
How to write well: six ways to improve your writing
TWC writing pyramidDocument
Writing pyramid: the order or writing concerns
TWC writing strong paragraphsDocument
Basics of writing strong paragraphs
Twenty tips for creating a transformative learning community courseDocument
This short list of twenty tips provides suggestions on how to create a transformative learning community course
Tye Landels, awarded one of 10 prestigious 3M student fellowship awards on June 18, 2014Document
Tye Landels, June 18, 2014 awarded one of 10 prestigious 3M student fellowship awards
Universal design guidelines: educator worksheetDocument
This checklist, created by CAST, provides a hyperlinked checklist for instructors to use when designing their curriculum according to the principles of universal design, to ensure maximum accessibilit
Universal Instructional Design bookletDocument
This booklet explains the best practices around creating a curriculum that is accessible to all students
Using student feedbackDocument
Using student feedback to improve your teaching
Using the CES to assess and improve teaching, February 6, 2009Document
Using the CES to assess and improve teaching, February 6, 2009
UVic Libraries evaluation policy for librariansDocument
This document explains the procedure UVic Libraries uses to evaluate its librarians
UVic memo on the change to percentage grading, March 2012Document
This UVic memo describes how the move to perecentage grading and the undergraduate grading scale
UVic TA Award GuideDocument
UVic TA Award Guide
Worksheet to help define and assess learning outcomesDocument
This worksheet by Joe Parsons provides support to help you identify the performance, conditions and criteria of your course learning outcomes
Your guide to supporting student success: Some tips from colleaguesDocument
This publication shares some ideas to increase student success through pedagogy, connecting students to services, curriculum design, etc/
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