Contract Faculty Community of Practice (CoP)

Contract Faculty for Community Practice: First Steps in Gamifying an Existing Course on Canvas


Event Date & Time

  • February 12, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Gamification has emerged as an attractive approach to enhancing students’ engagement with course content and facilitating learning in various disciplines. In this workshop for UBC contract faculty, we will use a design-based approach to help you familiarize yourself with the concept of gamification, identify ways to integrate it in your course, and outline a plan (more…)

Strategies for integrating diversity through UDL: Inclusive classroom practices and course design for contract faculty


Event Date & Time

  • March 19, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

As contract faculty we often do not have the time and resources for professional development. We also might find ourselves overwhelmed with our course loads and the diverse needs of our students. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an empirically proven educational framework emphasizing that accessibility and inclusivity begin with changes to curriculum that are (more…)

Contract Faculty Marking Party – April 8, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • April 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Contract Faculty Community of Practice invites you to a Marking Party. Come and join your fellow contract faculty members in a quiet room where we can all concentrate on our grading as we prepare to return term papers and final assignments to our students. You can come for the whole day, or drop in as (more…)