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Thursday, May 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Check Under the Hood: Course Review Process at the University of the Fraser Valley

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At the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), we learn and teach by design in active learning environments not limited to face-to-face pedagogy, hybrid learning, or fully online education (“Hybrid Learning at UFV: Maximizing Space and Pedagogical Resources,” Igobwa & Wideman, 2019). These three modes of student-centred learning are facilitated in collaboration with the learners and educators while drawing dialectically from our “Five Goals for the Education Plan 2016-2020 (https://ufv.ca/media/assets/provost/education-plans/UFV-Education-Plan-Goals.pdf ).”
Our proposal falls under the conference theme “Celebrating Teaching” and the sub-section “Exploring the institutional commitment to teaching excellence.” Course review is a collaborative effort between those involved in learning and teaching and our Teaching and Learning Centre. “Check Under the Hood” is an initiative that supports faculty in reviewing courses in a collegial manner while using an “appreciative inquiry” perspective (Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force, Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair, 2012). And this is our commitment to nurture teaching excellence at UFV.
During our presentation, we will discuss how faculty receive and review our recommendations/feedback and the recommendations that they elect to adapt for their course/s. Additionally, we will highlight selected “before” and “after” courses to demonstrate this process. We will collegially solicit your feedback as we endeavour to further improve our course review strategy.


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Rm 1500

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