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Centre for Learning and Innovation

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Centre for Learning and Innovation

The Centre for Learning and Innovation team provides support and resources to the Assiniboine community. As part of the Learning Commons, we provide services to support:

  • Program development and renewal
  • Course and instructional design
  • Teaching strategies and best practices
  • Assiniboine Online (Moodle)
  • Online Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Technology research and training

Our services are provided through workshops and other group training events, classroom visits, one-on-one sessions, and in-person or online meetings.

The college's mission, vision, and value statements express the importance of providing a dynamic and supportive learning environment that promotes student success. A vibrant learning organization requires a staff that is able and prepared to embrace and meet the challenges related to achieving Assiniboine's strategic goals and objectives. The Centre for Learning and Innovation supports the college and staff in the pursuit and achievement of these aims.

Contacts

Chris Bell, Educational Technology Specialist

Chris plays a key role in the planning, organization, and provision of training and support for faculty and staff in the use of educational technologies. The key responsibilities and accountabilities of his position include:

  • Supporting faculty and staff in the successful use and development of Assiniboine Online (Moodle)
  • Support faculty in the successful interactive use of educational media and other educational technology initiatives to support teaching approaches
  • Organize and facilitate professional development and training workshops related to the effective use of Assiniboine Online and other educational technologies for course development
  • Assist faculty to pilot new technology uses to support curriculum development

Email Chris

Lynn Cliplef, Faculty Development Coach

Lynn coaches and supports instructor teaching practices. The key responsibilities and accountabilities of her position include:

  • Organize and facilitate professional development and training workshops for instructional staff
  • Supporting faculty and staff in the use and application of technologies for teaching and learning
  • Support program and course development
  • Provide mentoring to instructors

Email Lynn

Valerie McInnes, Faculty Development Coach

Valerie coaches and supports instructor teaching practices. The key responsibilities and accountabilities of her position include:

  • Organize and facilitate professional development and training workshops for instructional staff
  • Support faculty and staff in the use and application of technologies for teaching and learning
  • Support program and course development
  • Provide mentoring to instructors

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Scout Rexe, Instructional Designer

Scout is the instructional designer at Assiniboine. She:

  • Develops courses, workshops, and job aids that promote active and transformative learning in online, blended, and face-to-face contexts
  • Provides one on one consultations with instructors on creating courses and assessments, with a focus on online and blended delivery
  • Contributes to teaching and learning projects designed to build the capacity of the college community on student engagement, wellness, retention, and outcomes-based assessment
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff on initiatives to improve student outcomes
  • Assists with CLI support, services, publications, and online resources.

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Sheryl Prouse Senior Advisor, Student Affairs and Interim Director of the Learning Commons (LC)

The Director supplies oversight to the Learning Commons which consists of collaborative teams including the Centre for Learning Innovation, Library, Learning Curve and the Test Centre.

  • Working in partnership with the schools and other units we support the ongoing enhancement of teaching and learning,
  • The provision of quality academic and professional development that supports evidence based, quality teaching environments for Assiniboine students.
  • The Director contributes to strategic developments in teaching, learning and student affairs policy and practice and leads related institutional change initiatives.

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Lynn Andrews, Student Accessibility Coordinator

Lynn is the Student Accessibility Coordinator at Assiniboine.The key responsibilities of her position include:

  • Providing guidance and leadership for Accessibility and Disability Services for the Student Success Advisors, Learning Commons, faculty and Staff in developing effective learning support programming
  • Ensure Accessibility and Disability Services decision-making practices, procedures, case management, student support practices, and policies are up to date
  • Develop transition programs or supports to assist students with Accessibility and Disability in their transition to college.
  • Assist in the review and implementation of specific Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Adjudicate Accessibility and Disability student requests for non-standard accommodation

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Caitlin Munn, Education Quality Assurance Specialist

Caitlin is the Education Quality Assurance Specialist at Assiniboine. Caitlin’s primary responsibility is the development of a comprehensive education quality program for Assiniboine. Her work includes creating quality assurance mechanisms, training aides, workshops, and professional development activities.

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Josh Seeland, Academic Integrity & Copyright Officer

Josh works as Academic Integrity & Copyright Officer at the Assiniboine Library where his primary duties include:

  • library instruction/outreach
  • Inform and educate ACC students, faculty, and staff on all aspects of academic integrity and copyright
  • Undertake research initiatives related to these areas

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Brandy Roberston, Wellness Student Success Advisor

Brandy is the Wellness Student Success Advisor (SSA) at Assiniboine. Brandy’s main objective is to provide pathways to holistic wellness for Assiniboine's student body. She supports the school SSAs and builds on their initial work with students. A large part of her role is community engagement and resource building. Brandy can assist faculty with implementing wellness practices in the classroom for both themselves and their students.

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Alyssa Desrochers, Administrative Assistant

Alyssa supports the administrative needs of Indigenous Affairs and Learning Commons which consists of collaborative teams including the Centre for Learning Innovation, Library, Learning Curve, the Test Centre, Wellness and Accessibility and Disability services.

  • Alyssa triages for all areas and is happy to help you find supports and resources in the Learning Commons

Email Alyssa Desrochers