The 2014-2015 Faculty Fellows Program has come to a close as of October 31, 2015 and we want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the three faculty fellows who pioneered our first program. Dr. Jessie Key, a chemistry professor at Vancouver Island University, Dr. Christina Hendricks, a senior instructor of philosophy at University of British Columbia, and Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, a psychology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
With their term coming to completion we asked them to provide a report of their experience in the program. We had three objectives for this report:
- Determine the value of the Faculty Fellows program to both the BC post-secondary system, and to the participants in the program, both professionally and personally.
- Provide a summative evaluation of the program that can be used to modify and/or improve the BC Open Textbook Faculty Fellows program.
- To be used as a tool to better prepare future Faculty Fellows by giving them a base understanding of the expectations, challenges and rewards of participating in the program.
Additionally, here are the personal reports from each of the three fellows:
Christina Hendricks (Blog Format): http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2015/10/30/report-open-textbooks-faculty-fellow/
Jessie Key (Word Doc Format): Faculty Fellows Final Report
In addition, congratulations to both Christina Hendricks and Rajiv Jhangiani who were selected to be OER Research Fellows with the Open Education Group.