Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation has just published its latest issue [Vol 39, No 4 (2016)] at http://www.cje-rce.ca/index.php/cje-rce. We invite you to review the Table of Contents on our site and review articles and items of interest.
Access and Diversity is seeking UBC students to invigilate exams for students with disabilities. As per UBC Policy #73, invigilators are part and parcel to removing barriers and providing equitable opportunities for students with disabilities writing exams. Invigilators are expected to treat all students with fairness, dignity, and respect, while maintaining exam procedures and protocols.
**Preference will be given to Masters and PhD students; however, undergraduate students who are not taking courses with exams are welcome to apply. **
Duties include: starting, monitoring, and ending exams for students with disabilities in private spaces or group settings; setting up adaptive and computer equipment for the exams; ensuring examinees adhere to UBC and Access and Diversity exam procedures; maintaining good communication with Exam Coordinators and other invigilators; compiling detailed and accurate records and incident reports. Access and Diversity invigilators must strictly adhere to the University’s regulations and procedures regarding exams.
These positions are open only to registered UBC students who are not currently taking courses with exams. A strong cover letter and submission of an unofficial transcript are required. Students taking courses with exams will not be considered. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
* Friendly demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
* Contributes to a positive team environment.
* Ability to work and remain calm while under stress.
* Effective written and oral communication. Successful candidates must have the ability to compose detailed reports using clear, concise business English.
* Outstanding attention to detail and ability to accurately follow procedures.
* Ability to exercise tact and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
* Punctuality and reliability essential.
* Ability to follow directions, work independently, and to work within a team environment.
* Flexible schedule and ability to commit to consistent shift availability: Average 12: hours/week.
*Must be available to take shifts between 7:30am and 10:00pm.
* Experience working with persons with disabilities, in education, or in a service-oriented environment are assets.
If you are interested in proposing a research project on a topic within the BCCAT mandate, please send a brief letter of intent by September 29, 2016 to Anna Tikina (firstname.lastname@example.org). No need to wait until September to express interest – the letters of intent will be considered as they arrive.
If you know someone who might be interested in proposing a project, please feel free to share this notice.