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The anatomy of the empowered educator: pathways for institutional support

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Keynote given at #TESS2018, Toronto, Ontario

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The anatomy of the empowered educator: pathways for institutional support

  1. 1. PATHWAYS TO INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT Simon Bates, Associate Provost – Teaching and Learning Simon.Bates@ubc.ca @simonpbates #TESS18 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  2. 2. 3 OVERVIEW • About ‘empowering educators’ • Where the anatomy came from • What’s not in the framework • Institutional support
  3. 3. 4 UBC AT A GLANCE • 57,706 students (Vancouver: 49,372; Okanagan: 8,334) • 8,440 international students from 149 countries • 11,836 degrees granted • 275,000 alumni in 120 countries • 10,186 faculty and 6,716 staff • $2 billion annual operating budget • $519 million per year in research funding for 7,990 projects • 153 companies spun off from UBC research • $10 billion in economic impact
  4. 4. 5 OVERVIEW • About ‘empowering educators’ • Where the anatomy came from • What’s not in the framework • Institutional support
  5. 5. 6 INSERT TITLE (INSERT OWN GRAPH OR IMAGE BELOW)Technology - scale and pace Slide credit: Eric Grimson (MIT)
  6. 6. 7 INSERT TITLE (INSERT OWN GRAPH OR IMAGE BELOW)Technology - scale and pace Slide credit: Eric Grimson (MIT)
  7. 7. 8 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact 5 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact
  8. 8. 9 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact 5 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact
  9. 9. 10 WHAT’S MISSING Affective components, such as attitudes, values, motivation, empathy…..
  10. 10. 11 IT’S NOT (NECESSARILY) ALL ONE PERSON Increasingly, teaching as a team sport. Education-focussed roles
  11. 11. 12 PATHWAYS TO INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT How might an institution build and deploy structures to realize the development, refinement and support of these capabilities amongst faculty and staff?
  12. 12. 13 TEACHER FOR LEARNING How learning works 12 TEACHER FOR LEARNING How learning works 1 page summary : from CM website 2 page summary Brent, R. & Felder, R. (2011). Chemical Engineering Education 45(4). 257-8. “Random thoughts… how learning works.” 5 page summary : http://goo.gl/lqmSI
  13. 13. 14 TEACHER FOR LEARNING How learning works 12 TEACHER FOR LEARNING How learning works
  14. 14. 15 TEACHER FOR LEARNING A practical example of HOW : paired teaching
  15. 15. 16 TEACHER FOR LEARNING Jared Stang, Linda Strubbe, Tara Holland, and Sarah Bean Sherman. 2017. “Paired Teaching : High-Impact, Low-Cost Professional Development in Evidence- Based Teaching for New Faculty.” Faculty Research and Publications. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0363340.
  16. 16. 17 EXPERIMENTER The key contribution of education-focused faculty roles: ‘the whole of their desk’
  17. 17. 18 EXPERIMENTER The key role of education-focused faculty roles: ‘the whole of their desk’ https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/
  18. 18. 19 TECHNOLOGIST Rethinking the way learning technology support is provisioned.
  19. 19. 20 TECHNOLOGIST Rethinking the way learning technology support is provisioned.
  20. 20. 21 TECHNOLOGIST Rethinking the way learning technology support is provisioned. “Learning Technology Rovers (LTRs) are co-op students who provide customized support for instructors related to learning technologies, including hands-on help right at your desk.”
  21. 21. 22 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact 5 UBC AT A GLANCE • 61,113 students (Vancouver: 52,721; Okanagan: 8,392) • 13,189 international students from 155 countries • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015 • 306,000+ alumni in 140 countries • 15,190 faculty and staff • $2.3 billion annual operating budget • $600 million per year in research funding for 8,766 projects • 180 companies spun off from UBC research • $12.5 billion in economic impact

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