Strategy 12: Program redesign

TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING

Strategy 12: Program Redesign

Reframe undergraduate academic program design in terms of learning outcomes and competencies

Initiatives

Community Entrepreneurship Course

In the summer of 2017, the UBC Sauder School of Business delivered a highly successful pilot program in three rural Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The program, which was modelled after a similar program delivered in Kenya for the last 14 years, teaches business skills to Indigenous learners who want to start or enhance businesses in their communities. Based on its success in 2017, the program was modified again the following year and delivered to learners in the Downtown Eastside, in collaboration with UBC’s Learning Exchange and other groups in the area.

This latest project aims to further advance the work of the successful initial pilot by replicating delivery of this course for the next three years to Indigenous learners in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and Indigenous communities such as Haida Gwaii, Musqueam, Tsleil-waututh and Squamish.

Related strategy(ies): Strategy 7: Research Support
Project sponsor: Vice-President Research and Innovation
Target end date: Winter 2020
Progress: On track

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM EVALUATION AND RENEWAL

The ‘Undergraduate Program Evaluation and Renewal’ special call of the TLEF will support undergraduate programs seeking to develop program-level learning outcomes / competencies.

In June 2018, 14 proposals were received and 10 were invited to develop full proposals to be adjudicated in the fall 2018.

Related strategy(ies): Strategy 11: Education Renewal
Project sponsor: Provost & Vice-President Academic Vancouver
Target end date: Q4 2020/21
Progress: On track

EXPAND ALT SCOPE TO INCLUDE PROGRAM REDESIGN

This project will expand the current Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund to include undergraduate program evaluation and renewal projects.

Related strategy(ies): N/A
Project sponsor: Provost & Vice-President Academic Okanagan
Target end date: Q4 2020/21
Progress: On track