September 06 News Digest

September 06 News Digest

by Elizabeth Wallace -
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We are pleased to send this monthly digest to members of the UCIPD Special Interest Group hosted on the SCoPE online community site:

Articles for the ISSOTL Newsletter Needed First Week in October

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is hosting its annual conference in Washington, DC, November 9 – 12, 2006:

Nancy Randall has sent out a call for articles to be published in the newsletter that will be published in October and featured at the conference. Nancy is Vice-President (Canada) of ISSOTL. She is particularly looking for stories that feature SOTL initiatives in Canadian institutions. Send your news items asap to:

UCIPD Fall Meeting at Douglas College, Monday, Nov. 27 .

Planning is well underway for our fall get-together. The spring gathering at Malaspina University College brought us together for some great sessions in Nanaimo, where Nancy Randall and her team had organized fine weather, fine views and fine food. The day at Douglas promises to be just as enjoyable with a mixture of presentations and time to network. Check the SCoPE site for details and watch for more announcements:

Educational Developers Caucus Conference in February 2007

The call has been sent out for presenters for the 2007 Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). The conference will take place February 22 – 23, 2006, and is being hosted by the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. The theme is Engagement and Educational Development. For further information, contact the EDC Vice-Chair (Professional Development), Alice Cassidy at the UBC:

Tales from the Trenches, November 3, 2006
BC’s Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is a network of educators in BC with a particular interest in teaching and learning with technology. The organizers of their fall meeting are looking for presenters to explain the lessons they have learned. If you have survival tips or stories to tell about experiences with ed tech, this is your opportunity to share them with colleagues. Contact Leva Lee, ETUG Coordinator at 604.517.6363 or Bryan Fair, ETUG Fall 2006 Workshop Planning Team at

Add Your Institution’s Profile to the UCIPD Site:

The new UCIPD site has only been up and running a few weeks, but a number of the UCIPD members have already posted information about their centres. Thanks to Penny Heaslip for starting us off with an update from Thompson Rivers University. Following her lead are Val Peachey of the Justice Institute, Chris Groeneboer at Simon Fraser University, Jan Johnson with UBC, and Alice MacPherson at Kwantlen University College. Don’t be left out! Introduce yourself and your institution’s commitment to teaching and learning by posting a message to: . Please use the Subject line to name your centre and institution.

If you need further information about the UCIPD community site, or have questions about how to use it, please contact Liz Wallace: