March 2023 | Newsletter

Research Assistant (SoTL Specialist) Opportunity

Job Description:

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing field in post-secondary education that uses systematic, deliberate and methodological inquiry into teaching (behaviors/practices, attitudes, and values) in order to improve student learning (Potter & Kustra, 2011).

SoTL Specialists work closely with faculty members from all disciplines on teaching and learning evaluation projects. These projects are managed and supported by the Institute of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) as part of the SoTL Seed program, and focus on evaluating innovative pedagogies and learning technologies. Example projects can be found here:

This position is ideally suited for current UBCO graduate students who are interested in higher education and in developing skills in: applied educational research, analysis/interpretation of educational evidence and data, research design, higher education, and collaboration.

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UBC Okanagan Teaching Fellows Opportunity


Every academic year UBC Okanagan recognizes 10 faculty members with outstanding teaching, scholarship, and educational leadership activities who contribute broadly to the teaching and learning mission on campus. The individuals recognized will have recently demonstrated or proposed activities that support teaching excellence within the UBC Okanagan teaching and learning community.  A UBC Okanagan Teaching Fellow demonstrates contributions that transcend beyond their individual teaching excellence. 

Teaching Fellow awards are for one year starting on July 1st. There is no limit to the number of consecutive times that an individual may receive the Teaching Fellow award. Recipients receive $2,000 to fund teaching and learning activities. Continue reading “UBC Okanagan Teaching Fellows Opportunity”

Academic Director’s March Update

There are many new and exciting initiatives to highlight. CTL is happy to announce the creation of a new UBC Okanagan Teaching Fellow program recognizing 10 individuals that broadly contribute to our teaching and learning community and CTL initiatives. Teaching Fellows are recognized annually based on their current, ongoing, and planned work, and recipients receive $2000 to fund their teaching related activities. The deadline to apply is April 1st with details available on the website.

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