CTLT Institute

The 2024 Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute will take place in-person and online from January 15-19. The TA Institute includes a collection of workshops designed to support TAs as their roles change. The week of professional development workshops are open to graduate students and undergraduate TAs.

Please register for sessions individually as desired. Workshops are organized into 3 themes. If you complete all the workshops in a theme, and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV.

For more info visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca

Disrupting Time and Space: Considerations in Community-Centred Evaluation


Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

In-person This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. Join CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team members Paulina Semenec, Educational and Evaluation Consultant, and Samantha Nock, Educational Consultant, Campus and Classroom Climate, in an exploration around the ways in which timelines impact community-centred evaluation processes. Together, we will dream beyond the (more…)

Adopting a Wholistic Approach to Teaching and Learning in Laboratory Courses

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Online This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. Laboratory courses are notorious for inducing stress among students due to the complexities of expensive equipment, intricate glassware, and potentially hazardous chemicals. However, the primary source of anxiety often arises from the pressure of results-based assessment. Despite the limited inclusion (more…)

Students as Partners in Course Re-Design: Reflections from Students, Faculty and Staff Partners on Learning through Partnership


Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Online This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. In 2021, UBC Vancouver made a commitment to position students as collaborators in the academic mission of the university through the Students as Partners (SaP) Initiative. The Initiative compensates undergraduate students working with faculty in the redesign and scholarly evaluation (more…)

Integrating Applied Science and Communication: Developing Technical Writing Through Hydroponics

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

In-person This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. In this session, attendees will explore the transformative potential of integrating experiential learning with technical writing, using the development of hydroponics tanks by engineering students as a primary case study. This hands-on project not only facilitated practical engineering skills, but (more…)

Co-Creating the Future: Amplifying Student Voices to Inform Course Design


Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Online This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. Building on the foundational insights shared during a past panel discussion, Students as Partners in Course Re-design: Reflections from Student, Faculty, and Staff Partners on Learning through Partnership, this interactive workshop aims to dive deeper into the practical aspects of (more…)

Data Informed Teaching Practices with Learning Analytics

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2024
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

In-person This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. This workshop aims to introduce Learning Analytics (LA) concepts, showcase relevant UBC data sources for teaching and learning (with a focus on Canvas-related data), and facilitate hands-on exploration of these data sources with the use of Jupyter notebooks (no prior (more…)

Meaningful Community Engaged Learning Experiences for International Students: Introducing an Inclusive Toolkit


Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Online This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. In this session, Dr. Shadi Mehrabi and Mirella Livoti from the Centre for Community Engaged Learning will introduce a Faculty Toolkit with a focus on Inclusive CEL Courses for International Students. The toolkit serves as a guide for faculty members (more…)

Making Sense of Student Feedback: Metrics for a More Meaningful Interrogation of SEI Data


Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Online This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. At UBC, Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) quantitative data consists of responses on a 5-point Likert scale. An interactive dashboard is currently being developed to assist instructors, as well as administrators, to visualize the reported metrics within context. This workshop (more…)

Learning Activity Development Through an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lens

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2024
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In-person This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has developed a tool to assist learning activity designers who seek guidance on ensuring activities are designed with an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) perspective in mind. The initial application was to an asynchronous online (more…)