August 15, 2018: TLC Newsletter
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New Faculty Kick Start was a great success! 

We would like to thank all first-year faculty who attended our Kick Start event. It was our largest attendance yet! The energy and enthusiasm throughout the day added to the learning and networking opportunities. We know we’ll be seeing more of you at our workshops and other learning events.
Looking ahead to the fall term, we have shared some articles that may be relevant to your teaching. We wish all faculty a very successful and enjoyable year.

Featured Articles by Faculty Focus

A Simple Trick for Getting Students to Ask Questions in Class

SIx Ways to Promote a Positive Learning Environment


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Join us!
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING - Exploring the Curriculum

Friday, October 19, 2018 

This one day event will bring together university faculty and high school teachers, academic advisors and guidance counsellors to build knowledge around the new curriculum. 

The purpose of the day is to build knowledge around the new curriculum by developing relationships between teachers and faculty. It is an opportunity to exchange ideas about what is being learned and how. The day will focus on student learning to ensure a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary. 

Please follow links for: AGENDA / REGISTRATION


Looking for myClass (Blackboard) Semester Start-up information or other resources? Click on the Faculty Resources Tab after logging into myClass. There you’ll find the subcategories to myClass Essential, Professional Development and Tool category. 


Call for Symposium Proposals Extended to Sept 3, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s Symposium 2018: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education!

The Symposium ( is an annual one-day event presented by the BC Teaching and Learning Council and BCcampus that brings together speakers, presentations, discussions, and networking with colleagues who share an interest in scholarly teaching and learning in post-secondary education.
Save the date for this must-attend event which includes access to all sessions and keynotes, plus breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

When: Oct. 24, 2018
Where: Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (map)
Standard registration: $95

Details about the Call for Proposals can be found here:

Please submit – UFV usually has very good representation at this conference.


Join us for an online Seminar - LIVE

Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 - 11AM (PT) in Room G124

In this seminar we will examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions to increase our intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help us teach in ways that better include and support our culturally diverse students to improve our teaching effectiveness and further our students’ success..Sign up while space is available!     

Coffee and Tea will be served!

To for more information or to register please visit:

Upcoming TLC Workshops

myClass Essentials - Blackboard Learn (Abb)
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
myClass Essentials - Blackboard Learn (CEP)

View all scheduled TLC workshops and information here..

If you have an idea for a workshop please share them with Teaching & Learning
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