FLO MicroCourse: The Space Between Us – Navigating Boundaries in Post-Secondary Education

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About the FLO MicroCourseFLO MicroCourse

Join our next free, one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse!

As post-secondary educators become more aware of, and proficient with, trauma-informed and student-centred approaches to teaching, a greater understanding of the need to create and set boundaries with students has emerged.

This micro-course offers participants the opportunity to consider and reflect on their own professional boundaries as well as discuss and practice boundary setting.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, we will offer two optional synchronous sessions in Zoom:

  • Monday, May 27 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, May 31 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. PT

These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

This notice is to inform you that this session may be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the need for various types of boundaries in the post-secondary environment
  • Explore their personal boundaries in various contexts
  • Share experiences and challenges with setting boundaries
  • Practice setting boundaries in written and verbal communication

Participants can expect to dedicate approximately 60-90 minutes per day for five days on learning and activities.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO Facilitator will be Matty Hillman. Matty (he/his) is an educational developer, counsellor, and instructor at Selkirk College, as well as a regular collaborator with BCcampus. Through a student-centred and trauma-informed approach to this work, he strives to create systemic change within post-secondary spaces and increase mental health literacy and skills for educators, students, and community members. Matty’s scholarship and research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, trauma-informed education, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. His writing can be found in various child and youth care journals and several provincial anti-violence projects. You can find his murals adorning walls throughout the West Kootenays.