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CARAS / Impacts of Graduate Studies Programs at BCIT

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Image of a graduation hat with ladders leading up to the hat

The FSA is holding a session, open to all FSA members, to explore the positive and challenging aspects of BCIT offering graduate level credentials.

Does your area or an area you teach into currently offer any graduate level programs? Have you heard talk of this possibility in your area? Do you or other members in your area teach students or supervise projects of students completing undergraduate degrees? Are any of your students or your colleagues’ students doing research projects or writing research papers?

The FSA’s Caucus on Applied Research & Advanced Studies (CARAS) is hosting a session to explore issues our members may face working in grad-level or research oriented programs, and developing a set of recommendations for BCIT. The session will explore:

  • What are the concerns about working conditions (e.g. workload, publishing requirements, release time, etc.) for FSA members working in grad-level or research oriented programs?
  • What are the unique issues with respect to facilities and equipment for grad-level or research oriented programs?
  • What student supports are lacking at BCIT for students in grad-level or research oriented programs?

Join us for a chance to hear from your colleagues and to contribute to exploring the questions above!

Program Overview

  • Welcome, Elizabeth Padilla (Librarian, BCIT Institutional Repository Coordinator)
  • Conversation with Speakers
    • Moderator: Bonnie Johnston, Instructional Development Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre
    • Dr. Anayansi Cohen-Fernández, Program Head, MSc in Ecological Restoration
    • Dr. Maureen Connelly, Director, Faculty  Centre for Architectural Ecology; Faculty, Building Science Graduate Program
  • Opportunities for participants to comment/question!

The event is open to all FSA members. This event will also likely be of interest to faculty teaching in Bachelors programs, due to the expectation to publish, engage in research activities, and support students engaged in research activities. Interested in seeing some of the work produced by students in grad programs? Check out the BCIT research repository

Contact us for the Zoom link for the session!

ASL interpretation provided by request. Please contact us with any accommodation needs.


February 24
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Town Square A&B
SE2-212 - BCIT Burnaby Campus