November 1, 2018 : Teaching Matters Newsletter
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Assessment Strategies 

 Assessment methods, procedures, techniques, criteria, processes, systems…ahhhhh! We can spend countless hours discussing the topic of assessment. It’s all important, so please read on and enjoy a few select articles that may offer alternative means of assessing your students.

Featured Articles by Faculty Focus

An Innovative Quiz Strategy

Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer?

Featured Videos by Magna Mentor Commons
How Do I Create Ideal Assessments for Modern Learners?


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Online Seminar:

Rebroadcast: Why Students Cheat and What Can We Do About It 
Thursday, November 15, 2018  I  Room G124  I   1:00- 2:00 pm

Please register at

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO)

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson, Leonne Beebe and Ken Harmel.

FLO Online Schedule – November 13 to December 10, 2018

FLO is a four-week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve or have little online teaching or online learning experience. The course covers four of the key components of an online course.

For more information, or to register, please follow this link


ePortfolios: A Best Practices Guide for Faculty

An ePortfolio is more than a digital resume. It is a representation of the individual: it shows who you are, what you can do, and what these experiences and skills mean to you, and provides a place to present your goals, values and dreams. Finally, an ePortfolio is a process rather than a product. It is an evolving digital document that reflects your continuing experiences and life-long learning.

Read more

Communication and Teamwork Workshop

Kerry Johnson has developed a 90 minute in-class experiential workshop on communication and teamwork skills for your students.  The workshop helps students to collaborate more effectively on group projects and develop the critical communication and teamwork skills they will need on the job. 

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to

  • Recognize communication patterns that may lead to miscommunication or communication breakdown
  • Analyze a common classroom scenario and identify ineffective group dynamics
  • Brainstorm ways to prevent similar instances during class group work and project teamwork
  • Use and practice clarification strategies to ensure that all group members are able to contribute to discussion, effectively repair miscommunication, and clarify meaning

Please contact to arrange your workshop time.


Dr. Peter Looker visiting UFV in February, 2019

UFV is honoured to welcome Dr. Peter Looker from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University which is ranked 13th in the world. Dr. Looker is the Head of the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division and is a world leader in teaching and learning innovation, particularly when it comes to learning environments and classroom design.

He is scheduled to be the speaker as part of the President’s Lecturer Series on Wednesday, February 27 and will be on campus for a couple of days to meet with faculty and students. Interested in participating in a meeting with him?

Please contact

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JOIN US for the Education and Skills Symposium 2018!

The Conference Board invites you to join us for the Education and Skills Symposium to explore the policies, practices, and programs needed to build accessible and fluid education and skills pathways in Canada.

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