Educational and Career Outcomes for UBC Arts Students: Towards a New Paradigm

Title Educational and Career Outcomes for UBC Arts Students: Towards a New Paradigm
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2015
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Janet Giltrow
Year 1: Funded Amount 60,611
Year 1: Project Status Active
Year 1: Team Members

Julie Walchli, Project Lead / Director, Co-operative Education Program, Faculty of Arts
Janet Teasdale, Managing Director, Student Development and Services
Carol Naylor, Acting Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
kele fleming, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, CTLT
Siobhan McPhee, Instructor, Geography (Environment and Sustainability Program)
Loch Brown, Instructor, Geography (Environment and Sustainability Program)
Susan Grossman, Director, Centre for Community Engaged Learning

Year 1: Summary

We seek to cluster a series of initiatives in Arts aimed at orienting theory and practice to practical experience in a systematic way throughout undergraduate curriculum in the Faculty of Arts to enhance student learning and help faculty build capacity for advising and assessment. Building on Faculty-wide Learning Outcomes activities underway, this project will support students in identifying, articulating, and defining the career outcomes associated with their curricular and experiential learning experiences through: (1) adding a second phase to the Faculty of Arts Educational and Program Learning Outcomes Project that complements academic learning outcomes with career oriented outcomes; (2) develop a study seminar for departmental advisors to build capacity among faculty and staff in the Faculty of Arts to support students’ academic and career success; (3) piloting an e-portfolio tool with the Environment and Sustainability Program and exploring feasibility of extending the eportfolio tool out to other programs in Arts.

Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Sunaina Assanand
year-2 funded-amount 61,518
Year 2: Project Status Active
Year 2: Team Members

Julie Walchli, Project Lead / Director, Co-operative Education Program, Faculty of Arts
Janet Giltrow, Professor, English; Arts Academic Coordinator
Janet Teasdale, Managing Director, Student Development and Services
Kim Kiloh, Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
kele fleming, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, CTLT
Siobhan McPhee, Instructor, Geography
Loch Brown, Instructor, Geography
Sally Hermansen, Instructor, Geography
Michael Griffin, Assistant Professor, Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies / Philosophy
Christine D'Onofrio, Lecturer, Art History, Visual Art, and Theory
Daniel Justice, Chair, First Nations Studies Program

Year 2: Summary

We are applying for funding for Year 2 to build on and expand the project's reach. The project seeks to systematically orient theory to practice across undergraduate curriculum in the Faculty of Arts to enhance student learning and develop advising and assessment capacity among faculty and staff.

In Year 2 of the project, we will:

(1) Further develop and expand the use of eportfolio tools in 3 Geography courses, and pilot eportfolio tools in 2 Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies courses, a Visual Arts course, and an introductory First Nations Studies course, with an eye to growing and sustaining the tool widely in the Faculty of Arts.

(2) Continue to develop and offer in May 2016 a study seminar for faculty and staff who serve as departmental advisors, enabling them to develop capacity to have life path conversations with students and support students’ career success from a disciplinary perspective.

(3) Develop a new generative, inquiry-based assessment framework for the initiatives proposed in this TLEF application.

Year 3: Principal Investigator Sunaina Assanand
Year 3: Funded Amount 80,000
Year 3: Project Status Active
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 3: Team Members

Julie Walchli, Project Lead / Director, Co-operative Education Program, Faculty of Arts
Loch Brown, Instructor, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Fred Cutler, Director, Arts ISIT, Faculty of Arts / Associate Professor, Political Science
Richard Cavell, Chair, Bachelor of Media Studies Program / Professor, English, Faculty of Arts
Sally Hermansen, Instructor, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Daniel Justice, Chair, First Nations Studies Program / Professor, English, Faculty of Arts
kele fleming, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, CTLT
Michael Griffin, Assistant Professor, Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies and Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
Carol Naylor, Acting Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Siobhan McPhee, Siobhan, Instructor, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Janet Teasdale, Managing Director, Student Development and Services
Christine D'Onofrio, Lecturer, Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, Faculty of Arts

Year 3: Summary

We seek to expand the project’s reach and create resources to sustain the initiatives after TLEF finishes. During Year 3 of the grant our objective is to scale up the activities and determine ways for them to be sustained after the grant finishes, through collaboration with other campus partners such as Arts ISIT, CSI&C, and CTLT.