View Point Academic - October 2012
Maintaining our autonomy October 25, 2012
Do public universities have to justify their existence? Increasingly, the answer is yes. Faced with...
We must be accountable October 25, 2012
Message from the VP, Academic Many people are worried about the growing level of criticism of...
Canvas to Replace WebCT October 25, 2012
After a year of consultations, surveys and focus groups to select a new learning management system...
The teaching-learning-research nexus October 25, 2012
A recent Higher Education Strategy Associates report ranking SFU as one of Canada’s top 10...
EE survey finds breadth but less depth October 25, 2012
Deanna Rogers and Jenn McRae are walking the talk when it comes to experiential education (EE).
Teaching and learning grants pay off October 25, 2012
SFU’s Teaching and Learning Development Grant program funded by the Vice- President...
Accreditation: Year-one report October 25, 2012
Rich Chambers cut his teeth on SFU’s accreditation process in August, helping write and...
Academic plan echoes university’s vision and mission October 25, 2012
SFU’s draft 2013–18 academic plan draws inspiration from the university’s new...
Beedie School leads LOA process October 25, 2012
The SFU community got a primer this summer from U.S. expert Kathi Ketcheson on the value of...
Toward the unbounded classroom October 25, 2012
In our ongoing pursuit of new and expansive approaches to teaching and learning, we must meet our...
Improving teaching and course evaluation October 25, 2012
“Most faculty members I’ve talked to say yes,” says Corinne Pitre-Hayes, who...
Courses when you need them—NOW October 25, 2012
For working students seeking a degree part-time, SFU’s Nights or Weekends (SFU NOW) program...
VPA stresses need for accountability October 25, 2012
VP, Academic Jon Driver cautioned participants at a Burnaby campus town hall meeting last month...