OPEN DOOR AT MALASPINA
Are you curious about what goes on behind closed doors at university?
Malaspina University-College is hosting Open Door Week at the Nanaimo campus Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.
“Teaching faculty from all areas are planning to open their classroom doors to allow colleagues, staff, students and the public to see how and what they teach,” said Geology professor Steve Earle.
“The objective of this event is to start dialog about teaching and learning, and give everyone a chance to explore some of the exciting programs that are available at Malaspina.”
Malaspina offers over 200 degree, diploma, certificate and masters degree programs. Specific classes available during Open Door Week cover a variety of topics including children’s literature, modern western culture, commercial law, archaeology, studio recording, science education methods, ceramic wheel throwing, fraud awareness, writing drama and much more.
Open Door Week coincides with exam week in Nanaimo area high schools, said Earle. “Typically high school students have a lot of free time between their exams,” he explained. “We extend a special invitation for them to visit Malaspina, check out a few university classes and see what we offer. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are exploring options for post-secondary education and for anyone thinking about returning to school.”
All regular classes will remain in session during Open Door Week. Classrooms will be open to the public at the discretion of individual faculty members.
For a complete schedule of classes participating in Open Door Week, refer to the website at www.mala.ca and click on the Open Door link.
Open Door Week is an initiative of the Malaspina Faculty Association Professional Development Committee and the Malaspina Teaching and Learning Centre.