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.

Qualtrics Studio – November 29, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • November 29, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

UBC supports the Qualtrics survey tool. Qualtrics is a powerful tool that offers UBC faculty, and staff new functionality in survey creation, data analysis, and reporting. Join us for the monthly Qualtrics studio virtual workshop and drop-in session. The session is geared towards UBC faculty and staff using Qualtrics as a teaching and research tool. (more…)

Course Design Intensive – November 2021


Event Date & Time

  • November 30, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Registration is closed, but spaces remain. Please contact the CDI coordinator if you are interested in participating: susan.hampton@ubc.ca  The CDI will be offered remotely in November 2021 for faculty members who want to re/design a course they will be offering in January or later. The CDI provides a framework for course design and is not (more…)

Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – December 1, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series. Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous Classroom Climate or Anti-Racist Teaching workshops. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in either of these series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring (more…)

Unpacking Harmful Phrases and Behaviours – December 3, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 3, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full, please add your name to the waitlist HERE.  This interactive workshop provides a deep exploration of common phrases and behaviours that can have detrimental impacts on IBPOC learners. Using anti-oppressive and decolonial frameworks, intervention models, and practical tools, participants will engage in group activities and discussion that deconstruct specific (more…)

Teaching Professionalism: Nailing Jell-O to the Wall?


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Unprofessional behaviour amongst learners and professionals continues to be problematic. Teaching, assessing, and remediating professionalism is challenging, due to its multifaceted nature, the influence of context, and lack of a clear definition. This can lead to a “shotgun” approach to the professionalism curriculum where multiple methodologies are employed in the hope that “something will work” (more…)

Lightweight Integrated Socio-Emotional Practices to Support Students’ Wellbeing


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Learning is a social and emotional activity. Unfortunately, most instructors lack the time and resources to focus on student affect during lectures, and student wellbeing is consigned to activities outside the lecture hall. As we see a rise in mental health issues in university students, there is a need for integrated approaches to support student (more…)

Emerging Media in the Classroom: Introduction to the UBC Emerging Media Lab


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Emerging Media Lab specializes in the development of teaching/learning and research projects using emerging technologies like virtual reality and machine learning. This orientation introduces the available tools and resources at the Emerging Media Lab, including an overview of recent projects, in-depth discussions on the educational applications of each technology, and how you can get (more…)

Promising Practices to Embed Wellbeing in Learning Environments


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Everyone, especially instructors who interact with our students on a regular basis, plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to connect with each other and share creative ideas on embedding strategies that foster wellbeing in their work. Key resources on connecting students to (more…)

Collectively Improving Literacy Surrounding Indigeneity, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Reading Groups


Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This session will provide an overview of three different facilitated reading group models that took place within the Faculty of Science during 2021 to engage faculty, staff, and students in conversations about equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity. In particular, we will highlight the outcomes of the reading group for Braiding Sweetgrass and engage the participants (more…)

Preparing Students to Write: Using Team-Based Learning to Boost Student Confidence


Event Date & Time

  • December 8, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session will introduce instructors to team-based learning (TBL)— an approach that uses a flipped classroom and collaborative, active learning activities to foster student engagement and learning — and team-based learning strategies instructors can use to prepare students for writing assignments. While TBL is commonly used in science and engineering courses, it’s less commonly used (more…)