Contract Faculty Community of Practice (CoP)

As Contract (Sessional) Faculty members constantly strive towards excellence in their teaching, many individuals are looking for opportunities to discuss practical instructional techniques and broader pedagogical strategies with their colleagues. By providing a collegial space in which to meet other Contract Faculty across campus, this Community of Practice aims to offer such an opportunity.

Round Table: Teaching and Academic Freedom


Event Date & Time

  • October 19, 2022
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

This is a multi-access event. The Week of October 17-21 has been designated Fair Employment Week around Canada, when academics come together to discuss issues and solutions to the increasing precariousness of academic work. CAUT identifies academic freedom as the cornerstone of academic work, as without the freedom to teach or speak or write according (more…)

Contract Faculty CoP: Resources on Campus – October 27, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • October 27, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This is a multi-access event. Welcome to UBC, new contract faculty! Welcome back to campus, returning contract faculty! Teaching on a contract is a challenging task as changes in our contracts, courses, and department policies remain a constant. We will exchange common challenges we face and explore possible interventions. We will share resources available to (more…)

Contract Faculty CoP Social – December 8, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This is a hybrid event. Wrap up the term with your colleagues at this casual social for contract faculty. If you’re on campus, join us for some complimentary food and drinks. To help us with numbers, please register by clicking the green “Registration” button. We hope to see you there! (more…)