Contract Faculty Community of Practice (CFCoP)

Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association

Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association

As Contract (Sessional) Faculty members constantly strive towards excellence in their teaching, many individuals are looking for opportunities to discuss practical instructional techniques and broader pedagogical strategies with their colleagues. By providing a collegial space in which to meet other Contract Faculty across campus, this Community of Practice aims to offer such an opportunity. Our sessions may vary in format as we develop our community. The three basic formats envisioned include:

  1. A presentation by an expert on a particular topic, followed by discussion
  2. A workshop on a particular skill
  3. A group discussion of an article on pedagogy to which the group will have a link before the session

For the 2016-2017 year, we plan to meet once a month and the dates will vary. All sessions will be held at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (1961 East Mall, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre). All Contract Faculty members are warmly welcomed. Topics for each session will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions about this Community of Practice and/or ideas for future events, please contact Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association.

Events: September 2016 to April 2017*

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Topic: Campus Resources for Contract Faculty
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 2.22 A/B
Time: 12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Topic: Strategies for Effective Learning
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256
Time: 12:30 pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Topic: Effective Marking Strategies
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 2.22 A/B
Time: 12:30 pm-1:50 pm
Facilitators: Sarika Bose and Judy Chan

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Topic: Wellness/First Year Experience Workshop
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Topic: Recognizing and Engaging with Cultural Variations in the Classroom
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Topic: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 2.22 A/B
Time: 12:30 pm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Topic: Contract Faculty Marking Party
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room 256
Time: 10am

*Please note session times and dates are subject to change.