Resources for Educators

The Learning Commons at UBC is a dynamic and collaborative learning space, and is run by the Chapman Learning Commons Assistants at the Information Desk. The students work with staff to further their own professional development and academic approaches.

'Student Involvement for Student Success: Student Staff in the Learning Commons' Julie Mitchell, Nathalie Soini

To enchance student and faculty interaction, the Learning Commons has begun a project called 'Prof-in-Commons,' where we run campaigns that foster interdisciplinary dialogue between students, professors, and TAs. This is part of a larger iniative at UBC called Prof-in-Spaces, which has 'faculty fellows' embedded into some UBC First Year programs, such as Jump Start.

In the Learning Commons, we ran three major pieces to Prof-in-Commons: #ProfWalks, Knitting with Neil (Sociologist Dr. Neil Armitage), and Drop-in Office Hours out of Irving K Barber Learning Centre.

As the Learning Commons website is a collaboration between UBC Library, the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, our work with staff colleagues at UBC is integral to the work that we do in supporting learning. Our partners in the Wellness Centre, Student Development and Services, and across UBC, inform our approaches and best practices. Below you'll find a number of resources related to working in Communities of Practice, holding effective meetings, and other helful tools.

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