Leadership Summit

Learning, Teaching and Educational Technology Leadership Summit

BCcampus has invited leaders in teaching and learning centres to a one day Learning, Teaching and Educational Technology Leadership Summit.

Recently, BCcampus has been in conversation with a number of the leaders in B.C. Teaching, Learning and Educational Technology Centres. Those conversations have focused on finding ways of collaborating, knowledge and resource sharing, co-hosting SOTL and other faculty development events. In addition, we have been discussing the ways that decisions around the use and implementation of educational technologies are being made within institutions and at a provincial level. We want to help ensure that educational technologies are selected based on pedagogical appropriateness, and would like to work with decision-makers at B.C. post-secondary institutions.

Summit information

  • June 2, 2014
  • Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre – Segal Room (downtown Vancouver)
  • The event is by invitation only, free of charge, and BCcampus will provide lunch. However, you must pre-register (below) by Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
  • Invitations were sent to Directors and Vice Presidents Academic. If you didn’t receive an invitation, please indicate in the registration form below.


8:30-9:00 Refreshments and networking

9:00-9:10 Welcome; framing the day.

9:10-9:40 What are the challenges? Identifying issues that present challenges at institutions, particularly focusing on common challenges.

9:40-10:20 What are the solutions? What can we do to resolve these issues? What have you done in similar situations at your institutions? What could we do as a collective? What could BCcampus do to help?

10:20-10:40 Networking break – refreshments provided

10:40-11:10 Presentation: Challenge based innovation. Presenter: Heather Smith, UNBC.

11:10-Noon Collaborating as a consortium: What do you want from each other? From BCcampus? How do you envision the group working? Who will lead?

Noon-1:00 Lunch provided by BCcampus

1:00-2:00 SOTL Presentation and Activity: Facilitated by Liesel Knaack (VIU), Stephanie Chu (SFU), Teresa Dawson (UVic), Peter Arthur (UBC-O) and Gary Hunt (TRU).

2:00-2:50 Collective statement regarding decision-making with respect to institutional use of educational technologies: addressing the issue of decision-making about Educational Technologies in BC institutions; discussion of present situation within institutions and next steps.

2:50-3:10 Networking break – refreshments provided

3:10-3:50 Provincial Teaching Award: A working session on defining the assessment criteria and process already begun by BCcampus.

3:50 Closing remarks.

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