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…)

DIY Media: Scripting and Storyboarding – October 21, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 21, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

What is a script? What is a storyboard? Do you need them? How do you build them? This workshop for UBC Instructors and Staff will explore the fundamentals of DIY media scripting and storyboarding. We’ll look at examples of the wide range of approaches that can be taken, and give tips and tricks on how (more…)

Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given and, as instructors, we may default to the use of “Any questions?” more than (more…)

Educators in the First Year Experience – Mastermind Group


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

We will be running a mastermind group this fall 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. In order to participate, we ask that you be able to (more…)

A Speech-Based PDF Annotation Tool For Language Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 23, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop introduces a new UBC-grown voice-based PDF annotation tool, RichReview.net, specifically designed to support foreign language classrooms. Using RichReview.net, instructors and students can record their speech directly on a PDF document shared online, as a means to do  take-home oral assignments and give speech-based feedback. In this workshop, three UBC instructors will present their (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – October 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Join us face-to-face or virtually for one on one consultations with Learning Designers to explore ways to enhance your students’ online learning experience. Bring your courses, ideas and questions, and together we will explore how to incorporate new approaches into your teaching practice. We can give guidance to incorporate online instructional strategies that support:  Motivating students (more…)

Celebrate SoTL 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Event Description

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) builds a bridge between teaching and research in our disciplines. SoTL is the systematic inquiry into student learning to advance the practice of teaching. Celebrate SoTL Day, co-hosted by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology (CTLT), and (more…)

DIY Media: Production – October 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

How do they get such great footage? Are you a UBC Instructor or Staff, and planning on filming your own video content? This hands on workshop will provide advice for DIY camera, lighting and audio. Media professionals will share tips, tricks, and best practices, and you’ll have an opportunity to try things out for yourself (more…)

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – October 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resolving those (more…)