The Experience Industry on Campus

Growth Engineering Company 2018 Lewis and Williams define experiential learning as:“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing.Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection aboutthe experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.”  Lewis and Williams (1994) Now THAT's a big class! 3,500 Chinese university students take the same lesson to prepare for graduate entrance examination. Williams (2016) Are we seeing an end to the days of hundreds of students sitting in front of a single lecturer? Obviously the image of 3500 university students packed into a single lecture theater is an extreme. However, some of us do remember the days of being placed in a first or second year course with hundreds of other students. There are still lectures in larger universities that contain hundreds of students. It would be quite a feat to engage these students in an experiential learning process that is created and implemented...
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Initial Bargaining Survey 2018

Bargaining Survey Hello everyone.  As some of you know, I am the vice-president in charge of bargaining for CORFA.  Our collective agreement expires March 31, 2019, or 396 days from now. To that end, we are hoping you'll give us 10 minutes of your time to fill out a bargaining survey.  It only has three questions, and there's plenty of room for your open ended comments. If you desire, you can leave your e-mail address on the first page of the survey.  Otherwise, all identifying information will be scrubbed before the data reaches Joan Kaun and I. Thanks for your time, here's the link, the survey will remain open until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14. https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/s.aspx?s=f25d4ad2-0ad1-45bb-b0ff-4fc975bc950f&lang=EN Ben Heyde p.s.  In case you're concerned, the survey is administered by FPSE, and they will be scrubbing the identifying information.   The survey is hosted by simple survey, and is hosted in Canada. Ben Heyde Vice President of Bargaining...
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The Process of Invigilation

The Invigilation Process Sandy at Tech Buz News (2018). Is Cheating on Exams Becoming Worse and Prevalent? Retrieved from http://www.techbuznews.com/2018/01/25/cheating-exams-becoming-worse-prevalent/ on March 15th, 2018.Webster's Dictionary defines invigilation as "keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating". This seems like an almost impossible task. Although we can 'keep watch' over our students while they are writing exams, how can we prevent them from cheating? Individuals are becoming more resourceful and  increasingly clever when it comes to cheating on exams. The University of Regina recently dealt with a significant number of students having cheated in their law and ethics class. (Geoff Leo 2018). The instructor had left invigilation in the hands of the teacher's assistant instead of invigilating the exam himself.  How Should We Define Invigilation? The majority of invigilation discussion surrounds online courses and distance education courses. Looking through other educational institutions you may find the term 'professional invigilator'. What does this term mean? Are they given training or have to take a certificate program...
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March 2018 Newsletter

ISSUE 05MAR 2018 CORFA Connect HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs IN THIS ISSUE Pension Fund Update Bargaining Survey Bargaining Survey Check your emails! You should have received an email from Ben Heyde regarding bargaining. 7 Things That Have Been Achieved at a Collective Bargaining Table. Editorial@mediaplanet.com. Retrieved from http://www.unionizedlabour.ca/organized-labour/the-benefits-of-collective-bargaining on March 5th, 2018.Please take a moment to complete the bargaining survey that was sent by Ben Heyde. It is important that you have a voice so that CORFA can best represent what our members find most important during bargaining. Every member has a chance to be heard. Bargaining has continually improved the working environment for union employees. A few of the successes that have arisen from collective bargaining include:fair wagesfair workloadsproper trainingimproved health and safetyimproved grievances processesjob securityacademic freedom languageRead a recent story surrounding the new collective  bargaining agreement from Confederation College in Ontario.Need more information? Check out the article from the Canadian Unionized Labour on the Benefits of Collective Bargaining.Read our current Collective Agreement. Pension Update Members26,800 MembersActive: 13,800Retired: 7,000Deferred: 5,800Average...
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