Science Teaching and Learning Fellow
- Improving face to face and DE courses, curriculum and instructional practices using proven pedagogies; http://blogs.ubc.ca/eoassei/.
- Curriculum development at UBC for University of Central Asia; https://blogs.ubc.ca/eescourses/.
- Developing interactive open-source resources and activities for learning and exploring the geosciences online.
- Measuring geoscience learning and scientific thinking in undergraduate courses.
- Using EOAS courses to increase science literacy among non-science students.
- Transfer technology from geophysics research into industry practice.
2016 - Present: Project coordinator, the UBC - UCA partnership in curriculum and course development for Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Central Asia. See also the EEScourses blog.
2014 - Present: Science Education Specialist, f2f and DE education development projects and support, primarily on grant-based funding. See also EOAS-SEI.
- 2007-2014: Science Teaching & Learning Fellow, EOS-SEI and CWSEI.
- 1996-2007: Lecturer in geophysics & research scientist / outreach coordinator with the UBC-GIF, Dep't of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC.
- 1990-1996: Consultant and instrumentation development; environmental, engineering and mineral exploration geophysics.
- 1988-1990: Geophysical instrumentation development engineer (multichannel full waveform DC/IP receiver), White Geophysical Ltd.
- 1983-1987: M.Sc. student, UBC Dep't of Geophysics and Astronomy, in glaciology and instrumentation.
- 1981-1983: Oil and gas well-logging engineer, Computalog Gearhart Ltd., Calgary, Alta.
- 1978-1981: Electrical engineering student, including ~18mths experience in electronics testing and QC.
- UBC Faculty Certificate on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2002).
- P.Eng, registered professional engineer in British Columbia.
- M.Sc., (Geophysics and Glaciology)1987University of British Columbia.
- B.Eng., (Electrical) 1980, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jones, F. 2017. Comparing student, instructor, classroom and institutional data to evaluate a seven-year department-wide science education initiative. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Published online June 2017 at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2017.1343799
Jones F. 2017. Impact assessment of a department-wide science education initiative using students’ perceptions of teaching and learning experiences. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 42 , Iss. 5, 2017.
Jolley, A., F. Jones, S. Harris. "Measuring Student Knowledge of Landscapes and their Formation Timespans", Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 61, No. 2, May 2013: 240-251.
Smith M.K, Jones F, Gilbert S.L, Wieman C.E. 2013. The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS): A New Instrument to Characterize University STEM Classroom Practices. Cell Biology Education. 12:618–627.
Jones F. 2012. Industry Input Contributes to Geology Curriculum Review. Innovation, the Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. :16–17.
Jones F, Harris S. 2012. Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Multiple Instructors to Teach Single Courses. College Teaching. 60:132–139.
Jones, F. and D. Oldenburg, "Geophysical Inversion: New Ways of Seeing the Earth's Subsurface", in Innovation, the Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, October, 1999.
Also reprinted in the PEGG - Vol. 28, No. 3, of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
F.H.M. Jones, B.B. Narod, and G.K.C. Clarke. 1989. "Design and operation of a Portable, Digital Impulse Radar", Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 35, No.119