‌UFV Fund For Innovative Teaching  

The UFV Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) will support faculty in creating, developing and/or delivering innovative teaching and learning opportunities for students. Fundable projects may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the development of team, multi-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, cross-faculty, technologically enhanced, experiential or place-based, and other high impact teaching and learning experiences. Click for more information.

Deadline for Application November 30, 2016‌

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The online module, Building Strengths, is now available at http://ufv.ca/buildingstrengths. Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, this learning resource looks at how to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the learning gained from this module is applicable to any subject. It looks at universal design for learning, adapting practical spaces, cultural implications of disability, and inviting success. This module focuses on the whole student and provides strategies and tips for being more inclusive in our instructional practices. Those who complete the module will receive a Letter of Completion from Teaching and Learning that can be used in teaching dossiers.

Teaching & Learning Tool Kit

The University of the Fraser Valley and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology have put together an Accessibility Tool Kit for faculty and staff to complement the Building Strengths module. This online document is filled with resources and information to assist the learning for students with disabilities. Please download the document to your computer and keep it as a resource to refer to anytime. You can also print it and take it with you.

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UFV PD Day was very successful this year with 291 attendees, 36 workshops to choose from and a wonderful protein salad buffet for lunch! Our keynote speaker was Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions with the Ministries of Education and Advanced Education. Her passion for student learning — with over 20 years of public sector school administration — has been part of several innovations to help provide students their best chance of success. 


Keynote Address - Jan Unwin 


Storytelling Reading List - Linda Pardy

Thank you and we look forward to PD Day 2017!

Magna Mentor Commons is a subscription based website that provides faculty with on-demand access to 20 Minute Mentor programs covering a broad range of faculty development topics.

For access to UFV's subscription to Magna Mentor Commons, please send an email to etsbookings@ufv.ca.  We will send you a link to the UFV sign-up page along with an Authorization Code.  Access is free and unlimited to all UFV faculty.

What’s brewing in your classroom?

Meet with Dr. Mary Saudelli to discuss your ideas and challenges. She can help you reach your teaching goals and develop great learning experiences for students.

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