Conference Schedule

Leveraging Student Employee Learning in Higher-Education: A Collaborative Example

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
Marlene Sebastian University of Windsor Show biographies
Marlene Sebastian is the Student Project Assistant of the Centre for Teaching and Learning's LMS (Blackboard) team. She is currently pursuing her BA Honours in Psychology with Thesis and a minor in Organizational Learning and Teaching. Marlene's interests include organizational learning and research.
Lorna Stolarchuk University of Windsor
As CTL’s Learning Technologies Educational Consultant, Lorie helps faculty, sessional instructors, and graduate students with effective pedagogy and use of educational technologies to improve student learning. She supports the Learning Management System (LMS) - Blackboard Learn, a variety of active learning software, virtual classrooms, eportfolios, learning analytics, video and content production, and other technologies where deemed educationally appropriate.
Timothy Au-Yeung* University of Windsor
Tim Au-Yeung is currently the Online Learning Systems Assistant for the University of Windsor. He has held this position since April 2015. He has run numerous workshops that train users in the use of the Blackboard Learn Learning Management System. He currently holds a Bachelor of Education along with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Windsor. He is also a licensed teacher in the province of Ontario.
Niwit Aryal* University of Windsor
Niwit Aryal is a part of CTL team at the University of Windsor. As a Student Learning Management System (LMS) Project Assistant, he handles Blackboard tickets and conducts one-to-one Blackboard Learn training sessions. He is currently pursing Master's of Applied Science at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He loves technology and numbers. He has more than 3 years of professional experience as a Software Engineer, Activation Analyst, Assistant Lecturer and a Research Assistant.
*Marked authors are not presenting at the conference.

On-campus student employment in higher education has been found to have a positive impact on student success, specifically as it relates to student retention, academic achievement, and securing post-college employment (Kuh, Kinzie, Buckley, Bridges, & Hayek, 2006). However, the literature is scarce when identifying how on-campus student employment is leveraged to assist student learning and professional development.

This poster session aims to describe the University of Windsor’s Centre for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Blackboard orientation site for CTL student employees, which was developed in partnership with students using high-impact teaching practices such as collaboration and experiential learning. This poster also aims to initiate conversations amongst future student employment stakeholders and how they can re-envision their onboarding to help students make connections between their work, academics, and future careers. Elements of the course site that contribute to the student employee’s learning and professional development include: the literature on experiential learning that informs the course design (Kolb, 2014; Lindsey & Berger, 2009); collaboration with the goals of learning and solving problems with others (Kuh, 2008); student-to-student mentorship; and micro-credentialing for motivation and engagement (Copenhaver & Pritchard, 2017).

This project has been deployed and next steps include evaluation from the intended audience.