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…)

OLAF Information and Q & A Session – February 26th, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • February 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have an idea for how to improve a student’s learning experience or reach new student audiences through online learning? Would you like support making this idea a reality? Faculty are invited to attend this consultation session to learn about the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF), created in 2019 to support the development of (more…)

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – February 26, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • February 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

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 to provide answers to your questions.  If you are wondering: where do I start? what resources are available on (more…)

Educators in the First Year Experience – Mastermind Group


Event Date & Time

  • February 26, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • March 11, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • March 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • April 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This event has been cancelled  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 teaching and learning (more…)

ComPAIR Working Group Bi-Monthly Meeting


Event Date & Time

  • March 10, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

ComPAIR is UBC’s homegrown learning technology for student peer assessment. As an in-house project, the ComPAIR development team meets every other month with people actively using the tool at UBC. Our purpose is to: 1) talk about use cases, development, and research and 2) continue evolving ComPAIR’s features and implementation based on student and instructor experiences. Everyone is welcome (more…)

OLAF Drop-In Consultation Session – March 11th, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

On March 11th, UBC Extended Learning, in collaboration with CTLT, is hosting an OLAF drop-in consultation session for prospective OLAF applicants. This is your chance to ask the OLAF Team more specific questions about your proposal idea and to discuss any support you may need to develop your idea further. The OLAF team, comprised of (more…)

OLAF Drop-In Consultation Session – March 18th, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 18, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

On March 18th, UBC Extended Learning, in collaboration with CTLT, is hosting an OLAF drop-in consultation session for prospective OLAF applicants. This is your chance to ask the OLAF Team more specific questions about your proposal idea and to discuss any support you may need to develop your idea further. The OLAF team, comprised of (more…)

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – March 25, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • March 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

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 to provide answers to your questions.  If you are wondering: where do I start? what resources are available on (more…)

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

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 on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual (more…)

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


Event Date & Time

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

Event Description

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 to provide answers to your questions.  If you are wondering: where do I start? what resources are available on (more…)