|Title||An inclusive hybrid approach for fostering belonging, building academic skills, and integrating Indigenous science in the First-Year Seminar in Science (SCIE 113)|
As a small seminar-style course, SCIE 113 teaches skills and knowledge central to all scientific disciplines concerning the process and enterprise of science, how science impacts our world, and how to effectively communicate science. This highly collaborative project involves strategic partnerships to renew the curriculum to build a flexible hybrid pedagogical approach integrating online and in-person learning to facilitate expanding SCIE 113 to all first-year and transfer students in Science.
Aligned with strategic goals in Science and the University’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, we have identified three central pillars to guide curricular and pedagogical development in SCIE 113:
As a new BSc degree requirement, it is an ideal place to facilitate learning about Indigenous ways of knowing and to help students thrive in their transition to UBC.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2023/2024|
|Year 1: Project Type||Large TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Marcia Graves|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||101,257|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Marcia Graves, Associate Professor of Teaching, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Caitlin Donnelly, Lecturer, Botany, Faculty of Science
Stefanie Suderman, Student Engagement Officer, Faculty of Science
SCIE 113 Instructors:
Brian Hunt, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, EOAS, Faculty of Science
Gülnur Birol, Director, Skylight