Core Area – Transformative Learning

Large TLEF Transformation funding: Special call for hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects

A message from Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning Faculty members at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent (LOI) for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects. The 2023/24 Large TLEF funding round is a special call to academic units interested in hybrid and multi-access course redesign projects. The […]

2022 Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund Awards

The Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund supports program development, curriculum transformations, student experience enhancement and educational resource development that accelerates the curricular vision in UBC’s strategic planning documents Outlook 2040 and Shaping UBC’s Next Century. Open Educational Resources (OER) focus stream (awards up to $10,000) These projects develop or adapt or incorporate open educational practices […]

New Students as Partners (SaP) fund cycle open for applications

New Students as Partners (SaP) fund cycle open for applications

First introduced in January 2022, faculty and students are once again invited to submit applications for Students as Partners funding. Project grants support faculty-student partnerships to redesign undergraduate courses at UBC Vancouver. Apply by June 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Read more on the  Student as Partners website.

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

Integrity is one of UBC’s core values and acting with integrity in taught courses is an essential part of the university experience for all students. The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a renewed discussion at UBC on how we can best integrate and support academic integrity in both online and in-person environments. Recognizing the importance of academic […]

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Edubytes, the monthly newsletter published by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), recently explored the concept of “Ungrading” in their March 2022 edition. Ungrading is an approach that seeks to direct academic focus away from competitive grading and engages with students through feedback-oriented learning, where students are inspired to explore and take ownership […]

H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

Technology in the classroom has often been used to present knowledge in many different ways. From videos to slide decks to learning management systems, it has expanded how we interact with the content of a course, albeit typically in a somewhat passive way. This landscape is evolving thanks in part to H5P (an abbreviation for […]

Announcing the 2022/23 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

Announcing the 2022/23 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

The 2022/23 TLEF funding round is complete. The TLEF has awarded $2,149,250 in funding to 10 Large TLEF Transformation Projects and 43 Small TLEF Innovation Projects. A total of 53 new and returning TLEF projects were funded out of a pool of 75 applications submitted for funding from faculty, staff and students at the UBC Vancouver campus. Approximately […]

Advocating for change and creating opportunities for Black law students

Advocating for change and creating opportunities for Black law students

Hannah Goodridge and Lynn Momprevil are second-year law students and co-presidents of UBC Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA). This month, they’re gearing up for two big events. The annual BLSA Canada Conference was in Vancouver, February 17-20, while the second Black Pre-Law Conference, co-hosted by the UBC BLSA and Allard Law, will take place on […]

Incoming students gain skills and confidence through Academic Essentials

Incoming students gain skills and confidence through Academic Essentials

Launched in the summer of 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academic Essentials program was designed to prepare students for the unique experience of attending classes remotely. The program has been a valuable asset for newly enrolled students at UBC for the past couple of years, providing a solid foundation in academics during the summer […]

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UBC student athletes promoting excellence beyond the classroom

In addition to its academics, the vibrant culture of sports and athletics is one that UBC takes pride in.   Through many different types of student recreation programs across both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses round the calendar, UBC Athletics and Recreation is always active in action towards their motto, “Inspiring excellence, championing health and sport, […]