Student Academic Experience

Students from the local community, across the region, and around the world choose UBC’s Okanagan campus for its unique learning environment. It is a place where students contribute to research alongside their professors, and other students, and the community engage in shared and mutually beneficial learning experiences.

The Office of the Provost is committed to delivering on UBC’s strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century through initiatives that enhance the student academic experience.

 

Faculty Resources for Academic Integrity

Teaching and learning with integrity is at the heart of UBC Okanagan’s academic community. Work is underway to maintain a strong culture of academic integrity through ongoing engagement with all members of our campus community.

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Student Learning Hub

The Student Learning Hub, which opened in September 2019, streamlined undergraduate student access to academic supports in order to enhance the learning experience. It inspires students to succeed through quality, peer-supported learning programs, including support for writing, languages, math, science, and the Supplemental Learning program. This project unified services in a single high-profile location in order to remove boundaries and provide seamless access for students. This initiative specifically addresses Strategy 15: Student Experience and Strategy 2: Inspiring Spaces.

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Faculty Perceptions of Student Engagement

In April 2022, the Office of the Provost invited faculty at UBC Okanagan to respond to a survey gathering data on student engagement and preparedness during Winter Term 2. The intention of this survey, and the previous Winter Term 1 survey, was to understand what might have changed since COVID disrupted in-person classes and provide early insight into any emerging issues.

We would like to thank those who participated in this round of the survey. We received 129 responses in Term 2 and 108 responses in Term 1. A comprehensive analysis of findings from the Winter Term 1 survey is available for download below. Survey results and Term 1 and 2 comparative data will be shared at a town hall event on May 13th. More information will be made available shortly.

Download the Term 1 Report

Download the Combined Report

Student Academic Success Committee

This committee brings together Associate Deans, Directors, and Senior Managers to discuss best practices, challenges, and opportunities to enhance our students’ academic experiences at UBC Okanagan.

Susan Allan Director, International Student Initiative
Bert Annear Deputy Registrar
Peter Arthur Professor of Teaching, Okanagan School of Education
Heather Berringer (Co-Chair) Associate Provost, Learning Services
Yang Cao Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, School of Engineering
Tanya Forneris (Co-Chair) Associate Director, School of Health and Exercise
Sandy Hilton Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Management
Michelle Lowton Director, Student Development and Advising
Laura Prada Senior Manager, Academic Integrity and Initiatives, Provost Office
Manuela Reekie Associate Dean, Professional Practice & Engagement, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Scott Reid Associate Dean Students, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Donna Senese Associate Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Paul Shipley Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Jordan Stouck Associate Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies