Blog: Bleed Purple / Lead Purple

Blog: Bleed Purple / Lead Purple

Healthy Boundaries at Bishop’s University by Dr. Rebecca Harries, Dr. Catherine Tracy and Eliza McKnight

Bishop’s University rightly prides itself on providing a personal and interactive educational experience for undergraduate students. Our students are not just numbers to us, nor are we unapproachable to them, and this may be why we rank so highly in student satisfaction polls. On the other hand, close student-professor interactions pose specific challenges to maintaining … Continue reading Healthy Boundaries at Bishop’s University by Dr. Rebecca Harries, Dr. Catherine Tracy and Eliza McKnight

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Indigenous People – University Relations: Are Partnerships a Path to Decolonization?

The 2016 Bishop’s Convocation Ceremonies marked what seemed to some to be a turning point for the university. The Chancellor began his remarks at each of the three ceremonies with an acknowledgement that honoured the traditional Abenaki territory on which Bishop’s is located. For those of us who have been questioning our individual and collective … Continue reading Indigenous People – University Relations: Are Partnerships a Path to Decolonization?

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Dr. Robert A. Gordon, Officer of the Order of Canada, Bishop’s University Alumnus (former Chair of the Board of Governors)

Humber President Emeritus and Bishop’s Alumnus Dr. Robert (Squee) Gordon is renowned for his contributions to Educational leadership. He has recently endowed the Gordon Educational Leadership Fund to support a culture of educational leadership for members of our community committed to building positive institutional change. The Importance of Educational Leadership in Higher Education In the … Continue reading Dr. Robert A. Gordon, Officer of the Order of Canada, Bishop’s University Alumnus (former Chair of the Board of Governors)

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Colour-Coded Grading: How to Make Marking more Transparent – Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Mount Allison University

Dr. Wells recently gave a talk to faculty at Bishop’s University on assessment and evaluation strategies, hosted by the BU Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC). Below is one of the many ideas she presented during her workshop. Dr. Jessica Riddell, Chair, TLC If there is one thing we mostly agree on in the academy, is … Continue reading Colour-Coded Grading: How to Make Marking more Transparent – Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Mount Allison University

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Change Institute

#STUDENTPARTNERSHIPS THE BEGINNING: The Emails In March of 2016, I sent the first of many emails to Professors Terry Eyland and Heather McKeen-Edwards, and students Kelsy Boucher and Sarah Legge. In two short months, the five of us would travel to McMaster University, where Sarah would attend the Summer Institute on Students as Partners in … Continue reading Change Institute

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The Alchemy of Teaching and Learning: Brewing as a Metaphor for Transformative Learning

Dr. Jessica Riddell (English) & Dr. Dale Wood (Chemistry)  Beer is a striking metaphor for transformative learning The metaphor is deceptively simple: professors are metaphorical brew masters. Both gather together a set of ingredients and combine them with (hopefully) profound and transformative results. The four ingredients in beer (water, malted grain, hops, and yeast) share … Continue reading The Alchemy of Teaching and Learning: Brewing as a Metaphor for Transformative Learning

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