Author Archives: Patricia Cia

20 Minute Mentor Commons Videos

Magna Publications Digital Library of 20 Minute Mentor Videos                                        offers more than seventy 20-minute video presentations related to teaching and administration in … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Open Education – cross Canada mini-MOOC

From June 1-15, 2018, a cross-Canada mini-MOOC (massive open online course) called Making Sense of Open Education will take place through the OpenLearn UK Moodle platform. The course will consist of short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. … Continue reading

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Keeping up with Higher Education

Keeping up with higher education can be a challenge in this rapidly changing world. Langara subscribes to the Chronicle of Higher Education with a site license so you can access premium full text from off campus access). Register to also … Continue reading

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Sustainability resources for curriculum

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website, Campus Sustainability Hub is one way to access toolkits and resource collections about all aspects of sustainability in higher education.

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Building capacity in critical thinking

Building Capacity to Measure Essential Employability Skills: A Focus on Critical Thinking Gary Kapelus, Nancy Miyagi, and Valerie Scovill, George Brown College A recently completed study follows a three-year exploration of critical thinking skills seeking to address the question of … Continue reading

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My Student Success Course – Snapshot

The My Student Success Course session held during the 2017 APAG mini-conference was eye-opening and interactive. Daryl Smith and Sarah Bowers provided an update on the pilots held since fall 2016 and highlighted how they have been working to make … Continue reading

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Group Work Activities to Engage Students

Collaboration helps to develop many of the key “soft skills” that students require for their future success. As Lynne N. Kennette and Wes Hanzuk note in this Faculty Focus article, these skills can be developed by students engaging in group … Continue reading

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Scholarship Café review: My Student Success Course & more

Scholarship Café attendees enjoyed seeing all the faculty and students’ work represented — very impressive! This year’s venue of the T-Gallery with professionally printed posters (thank you C&M) provided a polished and dynamic event. Read about the My Student Success … Continue reading

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2017 Trends Report

As subscribers to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Langara employees have access to premium content including the 2017 Trends Report.  This report “outlines 10 key shifts in higher education, including the movement to protect undocumented students and the cultural divide … Continue reading

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Year in Review with a glance forward

Happy New Year! As we embark on a new year with new challenges and opportunities, I step back and reflect on 2016.

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End of Semester Readings

Two interesting articles came across our virtual desks recently. You might want to take a break from the end of semester flurry of activity to read one or both. Learn how teaching portfolios help professors share their classroom practices and … Continue reading

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Genesis of a Gerontology Credential

In May, 2016, the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre and Langara College entered into an agreement with the School of Social Work, University of Calgary, to provide a practicum placement in the area of program development. For the past six … Continue reading

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Psychology Science Fair

The Department of Psychology invites you to their Psychology Science Fair being held November 23 & 24, 2016 in A-Building Lobby. Posters will display psychology instructors’ and students’ research in a variety of topics in the field. Q&A sessions will … Continue reading

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Diversity in Academe

A recent series of articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education that “examines the challenges that students, academics, and colleges face in dealing with disability on campus”. These articles are for everyone who teaches or works with students at Langara, … Continue reading

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