Day: August 5, 2016

Call for Participants – UBC’s Response to Federal Science Review and Innovation Agenda

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Participate in UBC’s Response to Federal Science Review and Innovation Agenda

You are invited to participate in a campus-wide consultation in response to the recently announced federal government panel on innovation and review of fundamental science.  We have arranged roundtable sessions at which we would like to hear your perspectives and advice on UBC’s submission to the two federal initiatives.
Sessions are planned for both campuses, and are open to UBC faculty and staff across all disciplines.

This is an important opportunity for UBC to inform Canada’s approach to research and innovation.  I encourage you to join in this consultation, and thank you in advance for your time to participate.

Register: https://research.ubc.ca/federal_initiatives

Graduate Research Assistant Project: Research in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Due: Aug 5, 2016

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The UBC Learning Exchange (http://learningexchange.ubc.ca) is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Master’s or PhD level for one year to provide research support to the Academic Director. 

The Learning Exchange is core to UBC’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) campus and works to engage, inspire and lead local residents, students, faculty and organizations to work and learn together.  This GRA position will focus on issues of research in the DTES.  The project provides an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to develop expertise in community-based participatory research and knowledge exchange involving people who are marginalized and live in an area that has been stigmatized. The graduate student will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Making Research Accessible initiative.

Hours: 15hrs/week    Pay: $1250 – $1350 per month.     Starting beginning of September

Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016

Apply: Submit letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Angela Towle, Academic Director (angela.towle@ubc.ca)

Further information: http://learningexchange.ubc.ca/2016/07/19/were-hiring-graduate-research-assistant/

University of Ottawa Full-Time Faculty Positions in Education. Due: Sept 15, 2016

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University of Ottawa Full-Time Faculty Positions in:

Indigenous Studies, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teacher Education at the Primary/Junior Level,  Inclusive Education, E-learning in Higher Education Contexts, and Program Evaluations

The functions of a member of the academic faculty include, in varying proportions: teaching activities, scholarly activities in the form of research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work, academic service activities, supervision of graduate students.

Requirements: Education: PhD. In Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.  Work Experience: A demonstrated excellent research track record in a field-related to the position.  A demonstrated track record in teaching and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration, ability to teach hybrid and on-line courses.  Passive knowledge of French is a requirement for tenure.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Apply: Send Resume, a detailed research proposal, a description of teaching interests and 3 references to Raymond LeBlanc, PhD., Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa deduc@ottawa.ca

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop

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Our three day ISWs are 24-hour professional development sessions designed for graduate students interested in developing and enhancing their instructional skills. It caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. We take a learner-centered approach that may have you looking at your students in a whole new light! Participants benefit from practicing skills and sharing ideas in a cooperative environment.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, participants must be comfortable communicating verbally in English. All ISWs run for 3 days from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day and attendance is required for the full time.

After completing all aspects of this workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will receive an entry on your transcript indicating that you have participated in the ISW (indicated as INDS 501).

Fees: $60 registration deposit, refunded upon successful completion of the workshop

Registration: ISWs offered for Graduate Students at UBC are in high demand and wait lists for each workshop are typically 80-100+. Wait list registration opens for each session approximately 4-6 weeks before the session date. Please click on a date listed below to be added to the list.

August 6, 7, 2016     August 14, 20, 21, 2016      September 17, 24, 25, 2016

September 3, 10, 11, 2016 –Registration now open!!

UBC Library Research Commons August Events

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The UBC Library Research Commons has a variety of events happening in August; including Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer every Thursday 12-2PM, and Working Together with the R Study Group on August 19 from 1-2PM.

There are also several consultation and support options available; including Thesis Formatting Support on August 9 and 16, 2016, Citation Management Support consultations on Tuesdays (4-6PM) and Fridays (9-11AM), and Data Analysis Software consults (SPSS) on Fridays (1-2PM). 

Further information and registrations: bit.ly/RCNewsAugust2016

 

Course: Researching in Cross-Cultural and Global Contexts

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EDCP 508 (031): Researching in Cross-Cultural and Global Contexts open to all students

The focus of this advanced research methodology course is to guide students in the design and enactment of cross-cultural research with Indigenous and other marginalized peoples in local and global contexts. While mainstream research primarily privileges the generation of new knowledge, there is growing call for re-generation of the ‘ten thousand different voices’ that still exist on this planet to address global social and ecological injustices and other critical issues facing life on earth. These knowledges are based on millennia of observation and lived experiences that bring together human, non-human and more-than-human intelligences and agencies, gesturing toward radically reimagined and enacted research affiliations, relationships and responsibilities.   

 

This course offers students an opportunity to examine the challenges of conducting research across different worldviews, knowledge systems, languages, geographies, and ecologies. In this era of epistemic hegemony, neoliberalism, global capitalism and climate change, students will consider research method(ologie)s and research projects that promote equity, social and environmental justice, and living in a good way with all our relations. Students will critically reflect on their own philosophical, historical, cultural, epistemological, ontological, and relational life narratives and how they influence the methodological shaping of their own research projects. It is recommended that students come to this course having already completed EDUC 500: Introduction to Research Methodologies.

Winter Term 1, 2016   Day: Monday   Time: 4:40PM – 7:30PM

Professor: Dr. Peter Cole     peter.cole@ubc.ca

CTLT Summer Institute, August 22-25, 2016

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Program + Registration

The week-long CTLT Summer Institute, taking place August 22-25, 2016, is designed for educators who are new to teaching at UBC or are interested in renewing their teaching approaches. Explore and share fundamental teaching and learning practices through workshops and information sessions.

All events are free and take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver Campus.

Schedule of Events

View and register for events below or download the complete 2016 CTLT Summer Institute Schedule of Events.
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Guiding Class Discussions

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In many disciplines “Discussions” are a critical component of the curriculum. But, how do you facilitate as a TA a discussion effectively to stay on track, to motivate all students to speak and to balance student participation at the same time? Please join us for this interactive workshop to explore and learn more about these topics.
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Welcome to Teaching at UBC

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

At this welcome session you will be introduced to what you need to know to teach your first course at UBC.
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UBC Studios Open House

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBC Studios, Main Studio, Room 0110

With support from the provost office, UBC Studios has recently setup new educational media support services and studios at no charge for all UBC faculty and staff. This studio tour will introduce you to our current and new services and facility.
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Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end?
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Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students.
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Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, the distinctions and similarities between research and teaching as a scholarly activity will be discussed and we will provide some tools to help you move your SoTL project forward.
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Marking Papers and Giving Feedback

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this workshop, we will review a few strategies that will help you keep your grades consistent, provide feedback that helps students learn from their mistakes as well as their successes, and do it all in a way that saves you both time and energy.
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Teaching with Teaching Assistants (for Faculty)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, we will explore what instructors and students expect from their TAs, key elements of the TA contract, and how we can enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs.
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TA-Instructor Working Relationships (for TA’s)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) that structure the TA-Instructor relationship, develop effective communication strategies, including feedback and building professional interpersonal skills, all with the aim of helping you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with.
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LT Hub Open House

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Come and visit the LT Hub staff to learn more about our wide range of services and support. Not sure how learning technologies can support your teaching practice? Talk to skilled and knowledgeable LT educational consultants about integrating learning technologies into your face-to-face, blended or online course.
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Giving a Guest Lecture/Presentation

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session, we will provide you with some practical strategies for planning a well-organized presentation that is focused, on point, and memorable. You will also discuss some of the common challenges in giving a good presentation, and develop some strategies you can use to manage anxiety when giving your presentation.
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Assessment and Evaluation

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, you will develop a course assessment plan, including both formative and summative assessment, that aligns with your intended course learning outcomes, goals or objectives.
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Participatory Learning Techniques for Flipped and Blended, Face to Face Environment

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, we will guide the reflection, the discussion, and the design of appropriate active learning techniques that are best for the learners, for the courses, and for different learning environments.
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Open Dialogues: How to make education more accessible

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Social Work, Catholic University of America.

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The Catholic University of America National Catholic School of Social Service Washington, DCAssistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Derived from the mission of The Catholic University of America and values of the social work profession, the m i s s i o n o f t h e National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) is to educate students from diverse faiths and cultures who, in their professional endeavors, embody the values of social justice, service, and scholarship. This mission is grounded in the justice and charity foundation of Catholic social teachings and the tradition of a modern university that welcomes all forms of human inquiry.

In 1918, the National Catholic School of Social Service was founded by the Catholic Church in the United States to provide a Catholic response to social problems in society. The doctoral program, established in 1934, is the third oldest social work doctoral program in the world. NCSSS , fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, a l s o provides a master’s degree in social work, and bachelor’s degree in social work.

Today, NCSSS is ranked by the US News and World Report in the top 50 schools of social work. Further, the School is proud to be ranked the #1 Catholic and #2 Christian school of social work in the world. The school’s online MSW program is ranked #4. Clearly, excellence in scholarship, education, and service by NCSSS faculty is a hallmark of the school.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows:

“As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Essential Duties: (1) Teach clinical social work practice courses in the BSW and MSW programs, including advanced theory courses. (2) Actively participate in one of the NCSSS research centers and collaborate in the development of research projects and grants; (3) Serve as a mentor and advisor to students; (4) Serve on school and university committees; and (5) Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MSW and PhD in Social Work, with eligibility for licensure as an LCSW, and evidence of successful teaching experience in a social work program. Strong understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the Catholic Moral Tradition.

Mission Statement. The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who will make a significant contribution to the mission and goals of the University and NCSSS.

Applicants are urged to review the University Mission Statement on our website: http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm. Candidates will be expected to provide a written statement to Dean Rainford reflecting how their academic and professional goals fit with the mission of the university and the school, with specific attention to the University mission statement.

The National Catholic School of Social Service has a longstanding commitment to enhancing diversity, therefore we strongly encourage applications from people from underrepresented groups.

Applicant finalists who are being considered for employment will be asked to submit to a criminal background check.

All interested and qualified candidates, please submit a CUA Application for Employment, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Dean Will C. Rainford, The Catholic University of America, NCSSS, 620 Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20064. You may also apply by e-mail to: rainford@cua.edu. Reviewof applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posting (PDF): 2016-17 job post