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…)

WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – August 22, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • August 22, 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…)

UBC JupyterDay 2019


Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Event Description

Jupyter is a web application for producing computational narratives: a notebook in the browser which runs code and renders text, mathematical notation, images and videos. Jupyter notebooks are a powerful open source tool for scientific computing and reproducible research. The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) hosts Jupyter notebooks on syzygy.ca and JupyterDay is (more…)

Introduction to Learning Analytics for Instructors – Online Workshop


Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Instructors strive to create effective learning spaces and opportunities where students engage with course content, actively participate in course activities, and connect with their peers. Using course data to evaluate and improve learning is a key aspect of learning analytics and can be a useful evidence-based approach for helping instructors succeed in achieving these teaching (more…)

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session – August 28, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 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…)

New Faculty – 2019 Welcome to UBC FACULTY Orientation


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2019
    12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Welcome to UBC! We are pleased you have joined our vibrant, supportive UBC community! We know our faculty and staff are the most important resource we have – working side-by-side to shape the future of research, learning, and work.  Jointly presented by the Department of Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – August 29, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 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…)

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WordPress and Wiki Clinic (Drop-In) – August 29, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 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…)

Canvas All-Day Open Studio (Sep 3, 2019)

Canvas All-Day Open Studio (Sep 3, 2019)


Event Date & Time

  • September 3, 2019
    9:00 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 create and share course materials/resources with your students or colleagues in your unit/department, create assignments and quizzes, develop an accessible course syllabus, learn about library course reserves, and/or just troubleshoot technical challenges. If yes, then this (more…)