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Centre for Learning and Innovation

The college's mission, vision, and value statements express the importance of providing a dynamic and supportive learning environment to promote student success. The Centre for Learning and Innovation supports the achievement of these aims by actively supporting Assiniboine’s teaching and learning communities with,

  • Face to face, blended, online, synchronous and asynchronous environments and related instructional strategies
  • Program development and renewal
  • Curriculum development and renewal
  • Course, assessment, and instructional design
  • Online Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Wellness, Universal Design, and Accessibility/Disability curriculum support

And in partnership with IT Services,

  • Educational Technology instructional practices and ACC’s Learning Management System (Moodle)

Our services are provided through workshops, group training events, classroom visits and one-to-one sessions. We provide in-person, online, blended, synchronous and asynchronous options for training as well as just in time teaching aids and resources.

CLI Lunch and Learns

Upcoming Events

October Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learns are hosted over Zoom from 11:40-12:25 and 12:40-1:15, sign up for a time that works for you. For more information and to register see the 2021-2022 Lunch and Learn Flyer.

  • October 13th One Size Can Fit All: How Design can Reduce the Need for Special Accommodations

  • October 20th Creating an Inclusive Classroom

  • October 27th Understanding and Supporting Students with Disabilities

MAIN Speaker Series 2021/22


MAIN is offering a series of six professional development sessions related to academic integrity throughout the 2021/22 academic year. Facilitators for the series work at western Canadian universities and colleges, and include educators and practitioners, administrators and authors, researchers and managers. Those who attend all six sessions will receive a pdf certificate of completion via email. For more information and to register for sessions go to MAIN Speaker Series.

Academic Integrity PD Week

The Assiniboine Learning Commons and Academic Integrity Advisory Committee are excited to present a week of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. It aligns with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, and the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network Speaker Series. For more information and to register please go to AI PD Week.

Contacts

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

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.

Email Sheryl Prouse

Jessi Robinson, Academic Integrity & Copyright Officer

Jessi Robinson 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

Email Jessi Robinson

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.

Email Caitlin Munn

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

Mitchell Hengen, Faculty Development Coach

Mitchell coaches and supports instructor teaching practices. The key responsibilities and accountabilities of his position include:

  • Support faculty with facilitation strategies
  • 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
  • Facilitation strategies with the college learning management system, Moodle

Email: hengenm@Assiniboine.net

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.

Email Scout Rexe

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

Email Lynn Andrews

Brandy Robertson, 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.

Email Brandy Robertson

Craig Dedrick, Learning Strategist

Craig works as a Learning Strategist, and oversees the Learning Curve and Test Centre for the Brandon campuses of Assiniboine Community College. He and the Learning Curve / Test Centre team are responsible for:

  • Delivery of academic support students for students, including workshops, drop-in group tutorials, and one-on-one support
  • Helping to implement accommodations for students with accessibility concerns
  • Ensuring a secure, safe and comfortable testing environment for students writing in the Test Centre
  • Collaborating with academic leaders, faculty and staff in developing learning support programming

Email: dedrickc@assiniboine.net