Firas Moosvi

Faculty: Faculty of Science

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Teaching Fellow: 2023 

Courses: PHYS 111, COSC 111, 122, 123, 301, DATA 301, 530, 531, 540, 550, 551, 552, 599, CPSC 203, 210

Teaching Awards: UBCO Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award (2023); UBCO Provost’s office; Open Education Resources Champion (2021); UBC SUO; Nominated for Golden Apple | I Am Accessible award (2021) ; DRC UBCO; Teaching as Research Graduate Award (2017); UBCV; Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2015); UBCV

Teaching and Learning Activities related to Teaching Fellows

  • 2024 TLEF Project: “Sustainable migration to digital assessments at scale”
  • 2024 SIGCSE Poster: “A Generalized Framework for Describing Question Randomization”
  • 2024 UBCO CTL Community of Practice: Leveraging Digital Assessments
  • 2023 SoTL Linkage Project: Alternative grading practices in higher education
  • 2023 UBCO Computer-Mediated Exam Working Group
  • UBCO faculty representative on the Learning Data Committee (LDC)
  • UBCV Killam Teaching Prize Adjudication Committee

Teaching Fellow opportunity provides

“An opportunity to work with many wonderful teaching and learning champions across UBCO to sustainably improve education for the better!”

Teaching Passions and Philosophy

“My teaching philosophy centers around the notion students are complex, individual beings that need to be nurtured, and provided with an opportunity to thrive and flourish. In large classrooms this is difficult to do but I believe that learning technologies can help bridge the gap of where we are vs. where we all want to be. I also believe that using learning analytics data can help instructors make informed decisions about what students in their classes need so that the educational experience is more personalized. Finally, I hold strong beliefs that the systems and structures in higher education have contributed to taking the joy of learning out of students’ hearts and minds. We all need to work together to dismantle oppressive structures and revive the spirit of learning and education.”

Ongoing and Future Goals

  • Facilitate a transition from paper-based assessments to digital assessments at scale in a world with generative AI.
  • Produce scholarly work on the implementation of Alternative Grading practices in courses across UBC by capturing faculty perspectives, as well as student behaviours, motivations, and perceptions.