TDP for New Faculty

The Teaching Development Program (TDP) for New Faculty helps participants build a foundation for their teaching careers by providing a network of support around teaching and learning. The intended audience is faculty who are either new to teaching, new to UBC or both. Below are some suggested core and elective workshops to fulfill the TDP requirements. We will add more workshops as they become available. Please visit the TDP for New Faculty and review core and elective elements under the “Coursework” section.

If you have questions or need clarification as to what are core and elective components, please connect with your TDP Consultant.

Demystifying Final Exams – December 3, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 3, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Zoom. You will receive the link when you register. In this interactive workshop, we will explore various assessment methods that can be done online and discuss ways of maintaining exam integrity. In small groups using breakout rooms, you will share (more…)

Exploring Peer Assessment with peerScholar – December 7, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Zoom. You will receive the link when you register. Join us as we explore peerScholar, a self- and peer-assessment tool that allows students to provide anonymous feedback on each other’s assignments. peerScholar activities can encourage critical thinking, creative thought and (more…)

Learning Objectives to Foster Student Learning – December 7, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be hosted online on Zoom.  In this session, we will explore the multiple benefits of using learning objectives, including the ways they help to foster student learning. We will present a low-fuss approach to writing learning objectives and you will get a chance (more…)

Teaching with TAs Online – December 7, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be hosted online on Zoom. This workshop will also take place on November 16th.  Teaching Assistants (TAs) play important roles in building online learning communities. Although some of these roles have changed in online classrooms, effective working relationships between TAs and instructors are key (more…)

Transitioning to Online Community Engaged Learning: Debrief and Next Steps – December 8, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Zoom. You will receive the link when you register. This session is focused on the new practices in community engaged learning in the era of Covid and online engagement, hoping to provide a space for faculty to share their experiences (more…)

Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Higher Order Learning – December 8, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be hosted online on Zoom.  This session is also offered on November 5. Are you using multiple choice questions to their full capacity? We all know that multiple choice questions can be a powerful component of your assessment and pedagogical strategies. They can (more…)

Teaching Remotely with Care: Introduction to Accessible Online Courses and Open Educational Resources (OER) – December 9, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

In the last few months, educators across the globe have been struggling to figure out how to deliver their content to their students, how to assess them, how to connect with them and how to ensure they are safe. One of the priorities that might have been missing from our efforts is to ensure that (more…)

Using Canvas Quiz Statistics to Improve Our Quiz Questions – December 9, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 9, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Have you used Quizzes on Canvas to assess your students’ learning? How well did the questions help you gather evidence of learning? Are you concerned the questions may be too hard or too easy? This workshop provides an introduction to Canvas Quiz Statistics, a learning analytics tool that provides instructors with useful data and visualizations, (more…)

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter? – December 10, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session is for anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important, including considerations for the online environment . We will explore diversity at UBC, including who lives and studies (more…)

Building Authentic Assessment for Online Learning – December 10, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • December 10, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Zoom. You will receive the link when you register. When considering moving courses online, we are also moving our assessment online. In this session, we will revisit our existing assessment strategies, explore some authentic assessment examples used by colleagues across (more…)