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.

Teaching Online With Canvas – February 25, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • February 25, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Event Description

An introduction to setting up your course and teaching online using Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses. Facilitator: Emily Renoe, Senior Educational Consultant, Learning Technologies This event will be hosted on Zoom. (more…)

CANCELLED: Fireside Chat: Student Connection in Online Classes – February 25, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • February 25, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been postponed to March 4th. Register for March 4th HERE.    Would you like to hear some in-the-trenches experience from colleagues who taught classes online in the last few months? We are inviting a few of them to share with us their candid experiences, and to offer tips (more…)

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – February 25, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • February 25, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Registration is full, please add your name to the waitlist HERE. While you are waiting to participate in a synchronous session in the series you can explore the asynchronous modules on Canvas. Enrol here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/PEAXB3  This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series. Note: This is an application session where participants will apply (more…)

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work – March 1, 2021


Event Date & Time

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

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full. Please add your name to the waitlist HERE. While you are waiting to participate in a synchronous session in the series you can explore the asynchronous modules on Canvas. Enrol here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/PEAXB3  This workshop has been designed for instructors who are interested in joining conversations about anti-racism and looking (more…)

The Green Folder: Supporting Students in Distress – March 2, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Helping students who experience academic and wellbeing challenges is often a part of our roles. The Green Folder provides a concise and helpful way to quickly assess the urgency and type of students concerns, and refer them to the correct supports. Facilitators: Brian Barth, Manager, Student Support Services Please note this workshop is part of (more…)

Exploring Peer Assessment with peerScholar – March 4, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 4, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

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 strong communication skills; promote self-reflection and facilitate increased student participation and engagement. Hear from fellow faculty members how they are using peerScholar in their (more…)

Teaching Online With Canvas – March 4, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 4, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Event Description

An introduction to setting up your course and teaching online using Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses. Facilitator: Emily Renoe, Senior Educational Consultant, Learning Technologies This event will be hosted on Zoom. (more…)

Fireside Chat: Student Connection in Online Classes – March 4, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 4, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Would you like to hear some in-the-trenches experience from colleagues who taught classes online in the last few months? We are inviting a few of them to share with us their candid experiences, and to offer tips and strategies that you can apply immediately in your online teaching. Panelists: Ben Cheung, Lecturer, Department of Psychology (more…)

What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Faculty Perspectives Film Panel – March 8, 2021

What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Faculty Perspectives Film Panel – March 8, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

The renewed What I Learned In Class Today project recently published two Faculty Perspectives videos that continue the work begun with the Students Speak video in the late 2000s. Join us for a film-screening, followed by a panel discussion with student, staff, and faculty representatives on Indigenous engagement across the University focusing on what it means to do this work with (more…)

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter? – March 11, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • March 11, 2021
    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…)