Intercampus teaching is an initiative to teach the same program simultaneously to one class with students on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The unique personality, perspective, and strengths of each individual campus will be captured to deliver a transformative learning experience. This initiative is working on all facets of an intercampus teaching strategy from developing best practices to tackling strategic, scheduling, and technological requirements.
Intercampus teaching is directly linked to goals set out in the UBC Okanagan’s Outlook 2040 planning document, by offering “a comprehensive range of academic programs across the sciences, arts, creative disciplines and professional fields” with links with the UBC Vancouver campus. This document is founded inthe UBC’s new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century.
Community and Professional Education (Non-Degree Framework)
In our rapidly changing world, UBC Okanagan recognizes the essential need to provide education that is responsive to the shifting environment. The non-degree framework addresses this need by creating opportunities for learning that extend past traditional degrees. Options such as pathway programs for high school and university students, credit-based programs, and non-credit learning opportunities are all being explored.
The non-degree framework is directly linked to goals set out in the UBC Okanagan’s Outlook 2040 planning document. Outlook states the by 2040 UBC Okanagan: “Aligns with BC’s redesigned high school curriculum, emphasizing concept-based learning and the development of competencies to engage students in authentic tasks that connect learning to the real world” This document is founded in the UBC’s new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century.
ASpire-2040 Learning transformations fund
UBC Okanagan’s Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund seeks to transform student learning at UBC Okanagan through curriculum change, innovative teaching practices, and learning environment enhancement, as envisioned in Aspire. The fund enables faculty members to make strategic changes within existing, or implement new, undergraduate and graduate academic programs that are more flexible, interdisciplinary, experiential and/or collaborative.