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Monday, May 28 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Student as Partners in Developing Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Initiatives

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The shift from students as recipients of education to students as partners in the development and innovation of curriculum and pedagogy has brought about changes in how institutions prioritize student engagement. Engaging students through partnerships has the potential to transform teaching and learning in higher education not just for students but for the institution broadly (Healey, Flint, and Harrington, 2014). In 2017, Capilano University launched a Student Success Task Force with eight separate working groups to investigate recommendations for creating an outstanding student experience. Although student partnerships for institutional pedagogic consultancy and instructional development are less common (Healey, Flint, and Harrington, 2016) we intentionally structured our Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Working Group with a focus on student as partners with joint responsibility in the decision-making over the process and outcomes. In this session, we share the results and experiences of our students as partners initiative with a particular emphasis on the student voice. This Working Group was co-lead by two students and one faculty member. The student-faculty panel will describe the process of creating the student partnership, differences between the faculty and student perspectives, logistical challenges, and benefits to students, faculty, and institution.

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Laura MacKay

Director, Centre for Teaching Excellence, BCTLC Co-chair, Capilano University

Monday May 28, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm AKDT
Port of Vancouver