In this newsletter:

  • Faculty of Education Research Series
  • Potato Science
  • Winter Book Orders
  • Student Awards
  • Call for Nominations – Hessian Merit Award for Teaching Excellence by a Sessional Instructor

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Mark your calendars for November presentations in the Faculty of Education Research Series!
On Thursday, 07-Nov-2019, Dr. Kathy Snow will present on her research,  Illiniavugut nunami (Learning from the land): an investigation of the role formal land based learning programs has on student learning.  This presentation will be from noon to 1:00 pm.
On Wednesday, 27-Nov-2019, Dr. Sean Wiebe will facilitate a discussion on Education, Socialization, Learning Outcomes and Creativity on Wednesday, from noon to 1:00 pm.
Locations to be announced.

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You may recall that just over one year ago, our Dean was the winner of the First Annual (and possibly only) Potato Roll in support of the UPEI Food Bank.  Who better than our Dean to turn the prize winning spud into a science experiment of sorts…

While you may sometimes feel like time stands still in the offices of Memorial Hall, for your viewing pleasure we bring you spud-tacular scientific evidence that time in fact marches on…


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The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for the Winter 2020 session before
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

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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On Monday, 21-Oct-2019, the Faculty held a reception to honour B.Ed fall and entrance award winners.  If you see any of these students in the halls, or have them in your classes, please congratulate them on their achievement!


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The University of Prince Edward Island’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor honors sessional instructors who are recognized as possessing outstanding performance 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 nomination forms are available on the FA website  and from the Faculty Association Office (Duffy Science Centre, Room #415).

The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, 08-Nov-2019


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