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…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – November 21, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 21, 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…)

WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – November 21, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 21, 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…)

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – November 27, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 27, 2019
    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…)

Postdoctoral Fellows’ Teaching Internship Orientation


Event Date & Time

  • November 27, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

The Postdoctoral Fellows’ Teaching Internship (PDTI) is a teaching development program designed specifically for UBC postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic teaching as a part of their career. You will gain a foundational teaching skills in an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW Nov 17, 23, 24) and apply these in the practicum through guest lectures and mentored (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – November 28, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 28, 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…)

WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – November 28, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 28, 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…)

Course Design Intensive – December 2019


Event Date & Time

  • December 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 4, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 6, 2019
    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…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – December 5, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 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…)

WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – December 5, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 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…)