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.

Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – August 2018


Event Date & Time

  • August 14, 2018 - August 16, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Please note that the dates of this event are August 14, 15, 16, 2018.  To register, please click “register now” to fill out an application. Workshop Overview: This 3-day workshop, which focuses on teaching groups of students, is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. In a supportive atmosphere, you (more…)

DIY Media Support Session – August 29 2018


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)

New Faculty – Welcome to UBC FACULTY Orientation


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Jointly presented by the Department of Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), this event is designed to help new faculty members to: Learn more about UBC’s research, students, places, and community; Hear first-hand from colleagues about how to have a successful transition and first year; Meet colleagues from across the (more…)

Canvas Summer Camp – All-Day Open Studio (Aug 30, 2018)


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2018
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you considering teaching in the Canvas environment or looking to freshen-up your Canvas course? Perhaps you need to migrate a Connect course to Canvas, learn about library course reserves, troubleshoot technical challenges, create and share course materials with students, and/or develop an accessible course syllabi!! Please drop in at your convenience to the all-day (more…)

Canvas Summer Camp – All-Day Open Studio (Sept 4, 2018)

Canvas Summer Camp – All-Day Open Studio (Sept 4, 2018)


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2018
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you considering teaching in the Canvas environment or looking to freshen-up your Canvas course?  Perhaps you need to migrate a Connect course to Canvas, learn about library course reserves, troubleshoot technical challenges, create and share course materials with students, and/or develop an accessible course syllabi!! Please drop in at your convenience to the all-day (more…)

Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer of Teaching: Introductory Workshop – Sept 5, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This workshop is ONLY for reviewers and reviewees (people whose teaching is being revieweed) involved in the Department of Asian Studies Peer Review of Teaching Program. We welcome all reviewers and candidates of THIS DEPARTMENT to join! Event description: The formative peer review of teaching (PRT) is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their (more…)

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 6, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • September 6, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as general navigation of the Canvas interface, notifications and communication, content creation and organization, and assignments (including quizzes, discussions). This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. ⚒ Hands-on Session Type

Working with TAs Effectively: Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Faculty)


Event Date & Time

  • September 11, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Effective Teaching Assistants (TA) can save you time and headache, which allows you to focus on your ‘teaching’; furthermore, they play a significant role in students’ learning. As instructors, there are several things we can do to ensure that our TAs work effectively and efficiently. This requires our support and guidance. In this session, we (more…)

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 12, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • September 12, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as general navigation of the Canvas interface, notifications and communication, content creation and organization, and assignments (including quizzes, discussions). This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. ⚒ Hands-on Session Type

Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer of Teaching: Introductory Workshop


Event Date & Time

  • September 13, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

The formative peer review of teaching is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching. It is an opportunity for all involved to engage in collegial conversations about teaching and student learning. Please join us for this experiential  workshop suitable for reviewers (mentors) and reviewees (mentees) in the peer review of teaching.  The (more…)