Increasing student capacity for academic success, deeper learning, and wellbeing

TitleIncreasing student capacity for academic success, deeper learning, and wellbeing
Faculty/College/UnitVP Students
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2017
Project Summary

Research suggests that educational strategies that increase academic tenacity can positively impact student wellbeing, learning and academic success. This project will focus on promoting academic tenacity - specifically, social belonging, growth mindset, and self-regulation. This project will promote students’ ability to thrive in rigorous academic environments by implementing and assessing various strategies tailored to diverse learning environments, then developing resources, tools and processes that allow for adoption of successful strategies across the University.

The educational strategies will be informed by a past small TLEF project (https://blogs.ubc.ca/teachingandwellbeing/), emerging research in higher education, and existing K-12 literature. Examples of strategies include changes to pedagogy, introduction of mental health literacy into curriculum, and using technology to enhance academic tenacity in online courses. This project will help to promote best practices that align with strategies outlined in the People and Places and Transformative Learning sections of the 2018 Strategic Plan.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorPatty Hambler
Year 1: Funded Amount79,964
Year 1: Team Members

Patty Hambler, Director, Student Wellbeing Promotion, Student Development and Services, Office of the Vice-President, Students
Michael Lee, Senior Instructor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Steven Barnes, Instructor / Assistant Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Karen Smith, Lecturer, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Gulnur Birol, Director, Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Science
Diana Jung, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Coordinator, Wellbeing, Student Wellbeing Promotion
Katherine Moore, Student, Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorPatty Hambler
Year 2: Funded Amount79,284
Year 2: Team Members

Patty Hambler, Director, Student Wellbeing Promotion, Student Development and Services, Office of the Vice-President, Students
Michael Lee, Senior Instructor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Steven Barnes, Instructor / Assistant Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Karen Smith, Lecturer, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Diana Jung, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Promotion and Education
Gulnur Birol, Director, UBC Skylight
Judy Chan, Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Natasha Moore, Planning and Evaluation Advisor, UBC Wellbeing

Year 2: TLEF ShowcaseYear 2: TLEF Showcase
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 3: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorPatty Hambler
Year 3: Funded Amount84,737
Year 3: Team Members

Patty Hambler, Director, Health Promotion and Education, Student Development and Services
Michael Lee, Senior Instructor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Steven Barnes, Instructor / Assistant Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Karen Smith, Lecturer, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Diana Jung, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Promotion and Education
Gulnur Birol, Director, UBC Skylight
Judy Chan, Sessional Lecturer, Land and Food Systems
Natasha Moore, Planning and Evaluation Advisor, UBC Wellbeing