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Post-secondary students: Distant, Not Disengaged wants to hear your ideas! What is one piece of advice you wish you could give a professor to improve your experience and learning during the upcoming online fall term?

In March, COVID-19 caused an emergency shift to online learning. Students have had to adapt to taking online courses, teaching online tutorials and doing research remotely while navigating ongoing and new challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. Institutions have also had to adapt quickly and redefine post-secondary learning experiences. It has not been easy, and a recent poll suggests 56% of prospective Canadian students do not feel reassured about their schools’ plans for fall 2020.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, students have renewed their calls for open-access resources, financial assistance from the provincial government, and tuition refunds. Students have also shared new concerns about the privacy invasion of virtual proctoring. What could your administration do to support your education and success during a pandemic?

Join us for storytelling and idea generation with fellow students and be heard by those who can make changes.

Trade school, college and university administrators from around the Lower Mainland are invited to act as witnesses to hear student advice. Outcomes from the event will be circulated to post-secondary school administrators across the province.

Guiding questions:

  • What is one piece of advice/recommendation you would give to your school’s administration?
  • What has been the hardest part about being a student during the pandemic?
  • What has been the most useful support the government or your school or student society has provided during the pandemic?
  • What could your school say or do to diminish your concerns about the fall 2020 semester?

Stay tuned for speaker announcements.

Another way to be part of the conversation: add your voice to this Youthful Cities poll.

When

July 30, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Where

Online Event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY

Registration and Password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking
  • We will lock the meeting at 12:10pm
  • We will ask that participants use their first and last name as their display name on the webinar, so we can check incoming participants against the event registration list

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

We also ask that you respect our community guidelines:

  • Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
  • Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY GUIDELINES AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

All participants are asked to participate as socially accountable community members. We ask that you provide your full name as your display name during the online meeting and that you review our community guidelines ahead of your participation in the event. This is to ensure the safety of our guests and speakers as well as foster honest and accountable dialogue between people in this space. Thank you for respecting our community guidelines!

  • Above all, there will be zero tolerance for those who promote violence against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or different ability. Anyone who incites harm towards other participants (be it through the chat, video or audio functions) will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.
  • Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
  • Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

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