12-Oct-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Rolling, Rolling, Rolling (Results of the First Annual Potato Roll)
  • Winter Textbook Orders
  • Call for Nominations – Hessian Merit Award for Teaching by a Sessional Instructor
  • Faculty of Education Research Grant (FERG) Call for Proposals
  • Elevator Shut Down in Memorial Hall

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ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING (RESULTS OF THE FIRST ANNUAL POTATO ROLL)

Faculty and staff gathered at the starting gate for the First Annual Potato Roll in support of the UPEI Food Bank this past 05-Oct-2018.

And the winner was….

Thank you to all who came out and supported the UPEI Co-op Students for this great fund raiser.  See you next year!

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WINTER TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Winter 2019 classes before
05-Nov-2018. 
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please submit your book orders to the UPEI Bookstore as soon as possible.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to give students more options for course materials (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the bookstore to ensure they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (such as charging to their student account), so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – HESSIAN MERIT AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE BY A SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor honors faculty members who are recognized as possessing outstanding competence in teaching. These awards publicly acknowledge individuals whose work has contributed to instructional excellence at UPEI.

Nominees for the award should:

  • exhibit a comprehensive knowledge of the subject
  • be habitually well prepared for teaching sessions
  • have energy and enthusiasm for the subject and the capacity to arouse students’ interest in it
  • encourage student participation in the teaching and learning process
  • set a high standard and motivate students to attain that standard
  • communicate effectively at levels appropriate to students’ capacity
  • emphasize understanding of the subject over mere memorization (as appropriate) in evaluating student performance
  • be accessible to students outside the classroom
  • demonstrate excellence in teaching

The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards.  Students are welcome to nominate for this award and the process involves a simple form and letters of support.

Information about the award and fillable nomination forms are attached and are also available on the FA website  and from the Faculty Association Office (Duffy Science Centre, Room #415).

The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, 19-Oct-2018.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANT (FERG) CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals for research are invited from members of the UPEI Faculty of Education, for small/pilot research projects that ideally address school-based student learning and achievement and/or teacher growth.  Deadline for proposals is 05-Nov-2018.  Further details can be found in the attached document.

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ELEVATOR SHUT DOWN IN MEMORIAL HALL

Please be advised that the elevator in Memorial Hall will be shut down on 19-Oct-2018 for the installation of a card reader.  The work is scheduled to begin at 8:30am and is expected to take approximately 8 hours.  The new reader will lock access when the building is locked.  If you will require access to the elevator after building hours, please request this through a Key/After Hours Card Access form

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