UCN acknowledges that we are on the traditional territories and homelands of many Indigenous peoples, who have existed here since time immemorial. The First Nations in the area that UCN serves entered into treaty relationships with the Crown and the territory has also become home to other Indigenous peoples. We uphold the treaties and collaborate with all Indigenous  peoples to share truth, reconciliation and learning.
 
For a more comprehensive statement go to UCN Traditional Territorial Acknowledgement.

 

WELCOME

 

As part of the Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR), Academic is Development is committed to strengthening teaching and supporting research across all UCN programs. The Academic Development Team is UCN’s resource for course and program development and review. Additionally, Academic Development provides leadership and guidance to ensure that Indigenous knowledges and practices are embedded in curriculum, teaching practices, and research.

 

The work of Academic Development supports:

•          Curriculum development 

•          Indigegogy 

•          Online and classroom teaching

 

 

Ann Barbour-Stevenson

Manager, Academic Development

abarbourstevenson@ucn.ca

Ethel Nyabeze

Quality Assurance Coordinator

enyabeze@ucn.ca 

Valdine Flaming

Indigenous Projects Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

vflaming@ucn.ca 

Melanie Belmore

Indigenous Projects Manager/Community-based Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

mbelmore@ucn.ca 

Janet Sainsbury

Educational Developer

jsainsbury@ucn.ca 

Naithan Lagace

Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

nlagace@ucn.ca 

 

Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR)      Welcome to a New Academic Year!

 

Professional Development Schedule August 22 – September 2, 2022

All staff and faculty are cordially invited to participate in the following professional development sessions organized by CLEaR. The sessions will be facilitated by individuals and organizations internal and external to UCN. 

The sessions will be offered through Zoom and all sessions will use the same link, meeting ID, and passcode.  

 

https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467          Passcode: WBT202022

The following table provides an overview of the session. Session descriptions follow.

Registration is only required for the 2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation on Thursday, September 1. (Email tbannon@ucn.ca to register)

Monday, August 22

Tuesday, August 23

Wednesday, August 24

Thursday, August 25

Friday, August 26

12:00 – 1:00 Tenure and Promotion Process: Dossier Completion and Submission

9:00 – 10:00 Student Support Services

 

9:00 – 10:00 Using Zoom in UCN Distance Classrooms!

1:00 – 2:00

Cultivating Classroom-Workplace Connections:

Integrating Career Development in Teaching and Learning

 

9:00 – 10:00 Navigating Information Gateway

10:30 – 11:30

Information Literacy Toolbox 

1:00 – 2:00 Technologies 911

2:30 – 3:30 UCNLearn Basics: Setting Up My Gradebook

 

9:00 – 10:00 MediaSpace

10:30 – 11:30 Classroom Technology Tour and Orientation

1:00 – 1:30 Services Offered by the UCN Research Office

1:30 – 2:30 Using Zoom in UCN Distance Classrooms!

Monday, August 29

Tuesday, August 30

Wednesday, August 31

Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 2

9:00 – 10:30 What’s New in Zoom

11:00 – 12:00 PowerPoint Tips and Tricks in UCN Learn

1:00 – 2:00 MediaSpace

2:30 – 3:30 Something Old.. Something New! UCNLearn Tools for Teaching and Learning

 

9:00 – 10:00 But What Did They Learn: Formative Assessment Opportunities in UCNLearn

10:30 – 11:30 Indigenous Learning Outcomes

1:00 – 2:00 Navigating Information Gateway

2:30 – 3:30 Information Literacy Toolbox 

 

9:00 – 10:00 Developing Rubrics for Indigenous Learning Outcomes

10:30 – 11:30 Student Feedback on Learning Survey

1:00 – 3:00 Reconciliation in the Academy and the UCN Council of Elders

3:00 – 4:30 What’s New in Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

1:00 – 4:00

2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation (registration required)

 

9:00 – 10:00 Orientation to Tenure and Promotion Process at UCN

 

 

 

Monday, August 22

 

12:00 – 1:00

Tenure and Promotion Process: Dossier Completion and Submission

This will be a training session on how to populate the dossier template for electronic submission. All university faculty are strongly encouraged to attend, particularly those planning on submitting their applications this year.

 

Facilitators:  Dr. Kartin Sedronsky, chair of the Tenure & Promotion Committee and Suzie Nemeth, Senior Advisor to the VP Academic

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

Tuesday, August 23

9:00 -10:00

Student Support Services

This session will provide an overview of student support services and how these services can be accessed and used by UCN students.

 

Facilitator:  Jackie Fitzpatrick, Dean of Students

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

Wednesday, August 24

9:00 – 10:00

Using Zoom in UCN Distance Classrooms!

This session will cover the essentials of how we setup & use Zoom in the distance classrooms on The Pas & Thompson campuses.  It will be a general overview, but instructors are encouraged to schedule 1-1 sessions with the LTFs to go over the minor differences in the assigned rooms they will be teaching in.

 

Facilitator:  Grant Nemeth, Multi-Media Technician

Location: Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

1:00 – 2:00

Cultivating Classroom-Workplace Connections:

Integrating Career Development in Teaching and Learning

 In this session, you will be introduced to the team from UCN’s Centre for Career & Work-Integrated Learning and the programming and services available to your students and how we can support career development in your classroom. Additionally, we will discuss career preparation tips, strategies, and activities you can employ to create curricular connections between teaching and learning and the world wide web of work.

 

Facilitator:  Krystle Paskaruk, Career and Work Integrated Learning and Kelly Hause, Career Engagement Facilitator

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

Thursday, August 25

9:00 – 10:00

Navigating Information Gateway

Tour the library webpage, focusing on the new Ebsco interface and the updated on-line catalogue display.

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

10:30 – 11:30

Information Literacy Toolbox

Discover library services and resources to incorporate research skills and information literacy in your classroom.

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

1:00 – 2:00

Technologies 911

Have you been struggling with technology issues and have experienced student technology challenges in your sessions?  You’re not alone – and there is HELP! Learn about the most common technology issues from connections, audio and video to UCNLearn course tools. We’ll also share where and how to contact the right support person for your tech issue.

 

Facilitator:  Instructional Services and LTF Team

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

2:30 – 3:30

UCNLearn Basics: Setting Up My Gradebook

UCNLearn is the course management system used at UCN to host your digital course information. Among other great tools, it hosts a digital Gradebook. This session will cover creating your Gradebook using the Gradebook wizard, understanding the grading schemes and scales, and setting your grade release options.

 

Facilitator: Terralyn McKee, Learning Technologies Specialist

Location : Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 26

9:00 – 10:00

Mediaspace

UCN Mediaspace is a versatile audio and video repository with the ability to create your own channel for easy content sharing. Discover how you can integrate and maximize your Mediaspace use to enhance classroom learning

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

10:30 – 11:30

 

 

Classroom Technology Tour and Orientation

The majority of classes at UCN are ‘distributed’ classes – meaning they are synchronous (same time) to multiple remote site locations (distance).  This means you will be using educational technologies often to connect to your students.

Join the LTF team in the classroom to learn about the tools and technology that you will be using to connect to and teach students at remote sites. There will be a hands-on demonstration of the tools and processes you will be using

 

Facilitator:  Sarah Warner, Learning Technologies Supervisor

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

1:00 – 1:30

Services Offered by the UCN Research Office

The UCN Research Office supports pre-award research grant facilitation, post-award research management and administration, research compliance, strategic research planning, research-related training, and UCN Seed Grant Program.  In this session, we will discuss about the services offered by the UCN Research Office.

 

Facilitator:  Guru Chinnasamy, Manager of Research

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

1:30 – 2:30

Using Zoom in UCN Distance Classrooms!

This session will cover the essentials of how we setup & use Zoom in the distance classrooms on The Pas & Thompson campuses.  It will be a general overview, but instructors are encouraged to schedule 1-1 sessions with the LTFs to go over the minor differences in the assigned rooms they will be teaching in.

 

Facilitator:  Grant Nemeth, Multi-Media Technician

Location: Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

                  Participants may also join in person on The Pas campus. Room tbd

Monday, August 29

9:00 – 10:30

What’s New in Zoom

This session will go over the latest features in Zoom, how the integration with Mediaspace works and have a Q & A session to help answer your questions and get you prepared for the new term.

 

Facilitator:  Grant Nemeth, Multi-Media Technician

Location: Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

11:00 – 12:00

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks in UCNLearn

Using PowerPoint to share your lecture is a great option supported by UCNLearn. We’ll share some tips and tricks for creating ppts that load and display well for student use.  How about creating a ‘student version’ of your ppt by providing an abridged copy prior to your lecture to support active listening or small group work in breakout rooms? Did you know that you can narrate and load your ppts as a lecture for student review? How about embedding links or other media into your ppt that will remain active in student copies? Create branching scenarios that allow students to choose their answers. PowerPoint can be far more than a static copy of your presentation.

 

Facilitator:  Instructional Services Team

Location: Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

1:00 – 2:00

Mediaspace

UCN Mediaspace is a versatile audio and video repository with the ability to create your own channel for easy content sharing. Discover how you can integrate and maximize your Mediaspace use to enhance classroom learning

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

2:30 – 3:30

Something Old…Something New! UCNLearn Tools for Teaching and Learning

Did you know that UCNLearn undergoes multiple upgrades every term? There are new and/or improved features and tools to review – all in an effort to provide instructors with the best online teaching environment and students with the best online learning environment. Learn about new features in this session and review tools that are available to support interactive and engaged learning.

 

Facilitator:  Terralyn McKee, Learning Technologies Specialist

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

Tuesday, August 30

9:00 – 10:00

But What Did They Learn:  Formative Assessment Opportunities in UCN Learn

Learn by doing! Provide students with opportunities to learn important concepts, terms and information BEFORE the mid-term or final. UCNLearn has a number of tools and strategies to support formative learning for individual and group work with your key course concepts.

 

Facilitator:  Terralyn McKee, Learning Technologies Specialist

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

10:30 – 11:30

Indigenous Learning Outcomes

This session will review the basics of creating meaningful learning outcomes that will help faculty in incorporating Indigenous content into their curriculum and create clear assessable Indigenous learning outcomes.

 

Facilitators:  Melanie Belmore, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist and Janet Sainsbury, Educational Developer

Location:  Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

1:00 – 2:00

Navigating Information Gateway

Tour the library webpage, focusing on the new Ebsco interface and the updated on-line catalogue display.

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

2:30 – 3:30

Information Literacy Toolbox

Discover library services and resources to incorporate research skills and information literacy in            your classroom.

 

Facilitators:  Monica Mun, Librarian Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator/Library Technician

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 31

9:00 – 10:00

Developing Rubrics for Indigenous Learning Outcomes

This session will assist participants on how to develop effective rubrics for determining meaningful Indigenous learning outcomes for their courses. This session will allow the opportunity for participants to understand how rubrics can support effective ways to interweave Indigenous values, knowledges or worldviews with Western education perspectives to develop meaningful learning outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to work with an Indigenous Curriculum Specialist and the Educational Developer to create effective rubrics to anticipate potentially overlooked areas of their Indigenous learning outcomes. 

Facilitators:  Naithan Lagace, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist and Janet Sainsbury, Educational Developer

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

10:30 – 11:30

Student Feedback on Learning Experience

This session will provide an overview of how UCN administers the collection of feedback from students on their learning experience. It will include tips on how you can help increase the response rates from student surveys and how to make sense of student feedback. The new Student Feedback on Learning Experience questionnaire will be shared. An introduction to Qualtrics, the new survey system that UCN is using and an overview of the Qualtrics Dashboard tool (which is used faculty reports) will be provided.

Facilitator: Ethel Nyabeze, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

1:00 – 3:00

Reconciliation in the Academy and the UCN Council of Elders

UCN is unique in that it legally recognizes the importance of Elder’s knowledge within its governing structure.  The Elders have always known the importance of Aboriginal history and culture and have been role models in Aboriginal and northern Manitoba communities.  They also knew that they had the right to pass this information on to the next generations through a university governing process. The history, the importance, and the unique role of UCN’s Council of Elders will be explained and discussed in this session.

 

Facilitators:  Brenda Firman, Associate Professor Kenanow Faculty of Education and Elder Martha Jonasson, Chair of the Council of Elders

Location: Zoom    https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

3:00 – 4:30

What’s New in Zoom

This session will go over the latest features in Zoom, how the integration with Mediaspace works and have a Q & A session to help answer your questions and get you prepared for the new term.

Facilitator:  Grant Nemeth, Multi-Media Technician

Location: Zoom   https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

                  Participants may also join in person on The Pas campus. Room tbd.

Thursday, September 1

1:00 – 4:00

 

To register, email tbannon@ucn.ca  

 

Maximum of 25 participants

2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation

This 3-hour workshop will enhance your organization’s capacity to create and maintain safe(r) and more inclusive spaces for all students. Through explanations, videos, testimonials, and group discussions, participants will learn how to better support the 2SLGBTQ+ people they interact with.

 

Facilitated by representatives from the Rainbow Resource Centre

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

Friday, September 2

9:00 – 10:00

Orientation to the Tenure and Promotion Process at UCN

Topics covered include an introduction to the Tenure and Promotion process at UCN from application submission to reviewer assessments and recommendations. Details will be provided on critical timelines, the key four areas of assessment (Professional Preparation, Teaching Effectiveness, Research, Scholarly and/or Creative Activities, and Service), as well as a brief introduction to the dossier template. All university faculty members and Deans are strongly encouraged to attend, if possible, as the developed processes will be in place for this year’s round of applications.

 

Facilitators:  Dr. Kartin Sedronsky, chair of the Tenure & Promotion Committee and Suzie Nemeth, Senior Advisor to the VP Academic

Location:  Zoom  https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93791289467?pwd=V2t0dDRJVGRON2gvZ1B4YXJsZEJldz09

                              Meeting ID: 937 9128 9467              Passcode: WBT202022

 

 

 

Student Wellbeing Survey Results Ch 1

Student Wellbeing Survey Results Ch 2

 

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Video recordings of the 6th Annual UCN Truth and Reconciliation Gathering Honouring the Children are now available for anyone to view -

https://ucntrcconference.ca. Recordings from previous Gathering are also available on the site.

The website is open to the public, so please share the link.

 

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CLEaR NEW FACULTY ORIENATION – August 23 AND 24, 2022 and

RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE TRAINING – September 2, 2022 (9:00 – 12:00)

Welcome to UCN!

The Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR) welcomes you to UCN and looks forward to supporting your teaching and research pursuits. CLEaR has designed the New Faculty Orientation to introduce you to your role as a faculty member at UCN. The sessions will present basic information about teaching at UCN and will highlight supports available to you and to your students.

The CLEaR New Faculty orientation will be delivered in-person on August 23 and August 24. Faculty are invited to participate on either the Thompson (tentatively room 136K) or The Pas (tentatively room 170) campus. The rooms in Thompson and The Pas will be linked via Zoom.  Faculty who are not based on either The Pas or Thompson campuses can join the orientation through Zoom. 

https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/92902957876?pwd=Q1h2b1FPQUNhQ2VRYVZJU1N2aWhGUT09

Meeting ID: 929 0295 7876              Passcode: UCN2022

The Respectful Workplace training, which is being offered in conjunction with UCN’s Human Resources department, on Friday, September 2 from 9:00 – 12:00 will be delivered only through Zoom. All new faculty are expected to attend this training.

Please confirm your attendance at the orientation and the Respectful Workplace Training by sending an email to abarbourstevenson@ucn.ca. In the email, please indicate at which campus you will attend the in-person sessions.

In addition to the New Faculty Orientation, CLEaR is offering other professional development sessions from August 24 – September 2.  A schedule of those sessions will be sent separately.

Again, welcome to UCN. Please know that the CLEaR team is available to support you in your teaching and research pursuits.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you have.

Ann Barbour-Stevenson  , Manager of Academic Development / Director of CLEaR

abarbourstevenson@ucn.ca                        204.734.2130 or 204.281.7170

 

Tuesday, August 23

All sessions offered in-person

9:00 – 10:00

Welcome to UCN

Members of the Academic team will provide an overview and brief history of UCN.  A member of the Council of Elders (COE) will highlight the role of the COE at UCN.

 

10:00 – 10:30

Teaching at UCN – Basic Information

Facilitated by Academic Development

 

The Academic Development team will share basic information related to teaching and learning at UCN. The facilitators will walk through the course outline template and provide a process of transforming outcomes into a deliverable course

 

10:45 – 11:45

Instructional Services:  Who Are We and What do We Do?

Facilitated by Terralyn Mckee, Learning Technologies Specialist

 

Instructional Services is your online, distributed, and technology-mediated support team.  Meet with us and learn about the course delivery methods at UCN, orientation and training on our teaching and learning platforms, assistance with UCNLearn course access, organization and tools features. In this session we will provide a quick overview of who we are, what we do, and how we can assist you.

 

Specialist Team – course design, development, delivery for online and distributed teaching and learning

Technology Support Team – classroom connections, support, and technology troubleshooting

 

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch (provided)

President and Vice-Chancellor Doug Lauvstad will provide greetings. Members of the senior academic administrative team will also join the new faculty for lunch.

 

1:00 – 2:00

Library Services Overview

Facilitated by Monica Munn, Librarian Wellington and Madeline Spence Library, Thompson Campus and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator 

  

Highlighting library resources to support your teaching and research activities, this session will be an introduction to UCN Library Services for students and faculty and will include a library webpage/database tour as well as information literacy initiatives available.  

 

2:00 – 3:00

Classroom Technology Tour and Orientation

Facilitated by Sarah Warner, Learning Technologies Supervisor

 

The majority of classes at UCN are ‘distributed’ classes – meaning they are synchronous (same time) to multiple remote site locations (distance).  This means you will be using educational technologies often to connect to your students.

 

Join the LTF team in the classroom to learn about the tools and technology that you will be using to connect to and teach students at remote sites. There will be a hands-on demonstration of the tools and processes you will be using.

 

 

Wednesday, August 24

All sessions offered in-person

9:00 -10:00

Student Supports

Facilitated by Jackie Fitzpatrick, Dean of Students

 

This session will provide an overview of student support services and how these services can be accessed and used by UCN students.

 

10:00 – 11:00

UCN Learn Basics: Setting Up My Course

Facilitated by Terralyn McKee

 

UCNLearn is the course management system used at UCN to host your digital course information, post course lectures, readings, and links, to collect and grade assignments, host topic discussions, and post student grades.

 

This session will provide the basic information to get you started with accessing, uploading and organizing your course information in UCNLearn.

 

11:00 – 12:00

Faculty Panel

Facilitated by Dr. Anderson Assuah (Aboriginal & Northern Studies), Jerry Boyes (Electrical),  and Michelle Petricone (Early Childhood Education)

 

Anderson, Jerry, Peter and Michelle will share their insights about teaching at UCN and offer suggestions to help new faculty adjust to UCN.

 

 

Lunch (provided)

The faculty panel and members of the Learning Technologies Facilitators and Instructional Services team will join the new faculty for lunch.

 

1:00 – 2:00

Learning Council

Facilitated by Dr. Ying Kong and Dr. Greg Stott, Co-chairs of the Learning Council

 

Ying and Greg will introduce UCN Tri-Cameral governance system and focus on the role and responsibilities of the Learning Council and its sub-committees.

 

2:00 – 2:30

UCN Research Office

Facilitated by Dr. Guru Chinnasamy, Manager of Research

 

The UCN Research Office supports pre-award research grant facilitation, post-award research management and administration, research compliance, strategic research planning, research-related training, and UCN Seed Grant Program.  In this session, we will discuss about the services offered by the UCN Research Office.

 

2:30 – 3:00

Academic Policies at UCN

Facilitated by Janet Sainsbury, Educational Developer and Ann Barbour-Stevenson, Manager of Academic Development

 

How long must faculty keep student assignments? When must final grades be submitted? Learn about UCN’s academic policies and how they apply to your teaching.  

 

 

Friday, September 2

9:00 – 12:00

Respectful Workplace Training

Facilitated by Paul Carrick, MSW, RSW, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute

 

Offered via Zoom

https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/92902957876?pwd=Q1h2b1FPQUNhQ2VRYVZJU1N2aWhGUT09

Meeting ID: 929 0295 7876              Passcode: UCN2022