Teach, Newsletter n° 11
In this eleventh "Teach" newsletter, discover the work of UNIL's Safety, Environment and Prevention agents through an interview with their coordinator, Floriane Lavanchy. Then, don't miss the first "webstorming" organized by the Teaching Support Centre (CSE) this Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. A session to help you create a caring work climate in preparation for the online exams. An article will then remind you of the possibility of having your teaching evaluated by students. Finally, two new tutorials on multiple-choice questionnaires. The next newsletter will be published at the end of May, following the Federal Council's situation report on 27 May. It will be mainly devoted to the responses that UNIL will give to the announcements of the political authorities. The Coronacell is currently working on scenarios for the partial and gradual reopening of the campus for employees from 8 June, in line with the date given at this stage by the Federal Council for a further softening of health protection measures.
"Our checks are intended to protect people."
While the vast majority of the university community works or studies at home, the eight Security, Environment, Prevention (UniSEP) agents are on duty 24 hours a day on campus. Interview with their coordinator Floriane Lavanchy, Deputy Head of the Security Group.
The CSE launches "webstorming".
The Teaching Support Centre ( CSE) is launching a series of webstorming sessions on key teaching issues. The first issue, entitled "Online Examination: Fostering a Caring Workplace", will be held on Wednesday 20 May 2020 from 17:30 to 18:30 and will be broadcast live on the CSE's YouTube channel.
The issue of online examinations in the context of Covid-19 will be the central theme of this first webstorming. More specifically, the webstorming will address the issues related to the stress that this situation can cause for students. Professors Christelle Lison and Hervé Barras will bring their points of view based on their recent publications in the special issue of the e-JIREF journal entitled "Assessing in times of pandemic". The students' voice will be carried by Ms. Pauline Mottet and Mr. Loïc Pillard, both members of the FAE at the University of Lausanne.
Exchanges between guests and participants will be possible via the live chat and will contribute to the reflection of teachers to foster a caring work climate in the preparation and running of distance exams.
This session will be moderated by Emmanuel Sylvestre and Jean-François Van de Poël from the CSE.
Ask your students to evaluate your teaching
End of the semester and evaluation are closely linked in order to define development opportunities and consider the future. Why not have your students evaluate your teaching as a whole - both the in person part and the distance learning which took place in a very specific context? Has your teaching remained coherent throughout the semester and do your students feel that they are achieving their learning objectives? Have you been able to transform an emergency situation into educational added value for your students? The CSE evaluation team offers you an evaluation questionnaire for your students, exclusively online and fully adaptable, to collect this information and further support your students in their learning.
Contact us at least three days before the desired date of sending, specifying if the offered questionnaire is suitable for you, the title of your teaching, the date on which you would like us to send the document and the list of your students' e-mail addresses! You will find more details on our website.
This information does not concern the teachings of the Medical School. The evaluation of these teachings by the students is the responsibility of the Medical Pedagogy Unit.
New MCQ tutorials
Two instructional videos related to multiple-choice questionnaires (MCQs) are now available for teachers:
- What learning can I evaluate with a multiple-choice questionnaire?
- A few recommendations to build your multiple-choice questions
Life goes on
UNIL supports families, in all their diversity
In the aftermath of May 15, the International Day of Families, the Office of Equality offers an overview of UNIL's measures and benefits in favour of work-family-study balance.
Discover also the testimonial of a father who has just been granted leave to take care of his baby.
The Unithèque cafeteria will be closed all day this Friday, May 22nd. The restaurant of l'Unithèque will also be closed at noon but will open at 6:30 pm.