Professional Development for Faculty

A collection of professional development opportunities and events for Faculty, including the Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop, the Course Design Intensive, as well as the New Faculty Orientation.

Teaching and Learning Professional Development – Online Course


Event Date & Time

  • July 30, 2019 - July 31, 2020
    12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

This self-paced online course aims to support a broad and diverse group of instructors – faculty, staff and students – in their teaching and learning professional development. This asynchronous course is offered on an ongoing basis. Please note that the current offering is developed for those who are beginning to teach and are looking to (more…)

CANCELLED: Educators in the First Year Experience – Mastermind Group


Event Date & Time

  • April 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This event has been cancelled  Register Here   We will be running a mastermind group and invite you to join us! The purpose of the mastermind group is to build capacity and provide support for educators who work to enhance the first year experience (FYE) at the UBC Point Grey Campus. Participants will share real-life challenges regarding (more…)

Celebrating Teaching Excellence: Nominating a 3M National Teaching Fellow


Event Date & Time

  • April 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This session will be online on Zoom. To join the session: Zoom Meeting Link  | Zoom Meeting ID: 761-585-062   UBC is consistently ranked among the 40 best globally and the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC’s commitment to supporting innovation in teaching and learning, (more…)

Building Multimodal, Nonlinear, and Interactive Learning Experiences: A Deep Dive into the Tapestry Tool


Event Date & Time

  • April 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Zoom and you will be emailed the link upon registration. The Tapestry Tool is a newly-developed learning tool created by University of British Columbia students, faculty, and staff. It allows for non-linear, dynamic, easily updatable, and student-centered content. The Tapestry (more…)

*POSTPONED*: Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”


Event Date & Time

  • April 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

*This event has been postponed*   Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2020. Bandwidth concept – scarcity steals mental bandwidth The cognitive resources for learning of many of our students have been and are being diminished by the negative effects of persistent economic insecurity and discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based (more…)

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – April 29, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • April 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

This Session will take place on Zoom. Please register for this event by clicking “Register Now”.  Zoom Link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/143495244 Are you working on a media project? Planning to produce video content for your course but don’t know where to start? UBC Studios is offering a drop-in media support session where professional media specialists are available (more…)

Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – May 2020


Event Date & Time

  • May 7, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 8, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 11, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 12, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Please note that the dates of this event are May 7, 8, 11, 12, 2020.  To register, please click “register now” to fill out an application. Note: In order to accommodate different demands on time, this workshop will be offered over 4 shorter days. Workshop Overview: This 4-day workshop, which focuses on teaching groups of students, is designed (more…)

Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE) – Spring 2020


Event Date & Time

  • Introduction to Blended Learning  
    May 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Face-to-Face Session
    May 28, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Capstone Session
    June 9, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

T-BLE is now a 4-week immersive blended course aimed at instructors who are already teaching in the classroom and are considering moving to a blended environment. Participants will have an orientation to blended learning, an opportunity to redesign a module from a current course, and a chance to collaborate with others and gain authentic experience with the blended learning environment.

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – May 27, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • May 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

This Session will take place on Zoom. Please register for this event by clicking “Register Now”.  Zoom Link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/143495244 Are you working on a media project? Planning to produce video content for your course but don’t know where to start? UBC Studios is offering a drop-in media support session where professional media specialists are available (more…)

Course Design Intensive – June 2020


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The Course Design Intensive (CDI) is an intensive program in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The (more…)