Contract Faculty: Teaching Online for the First Time – August 27, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be hosted online on Zoom. 

This session was created specifically for contract faculty (sessionals and Lecturers). Please only register for this session if that description fits you.  

In this session, we will be going through some of the basic practical steps in teaching online, including some relevant online resources, course delivery options (e.g. UBC online platforms), basic syllabus design and some ideas about content. Considering student needs – such as access to technology and limits of time zones – would be a useful first step in planning our courses, so we will suggest some basic questions to ask as we construct our courses. We will also consider how to think ahead and plan for course evaluations. We will take a little time for problem-solving, so registrants might find it useful to send questions to us ahead of time

Sarika Bose (English) and Judy Chan (Land and Food Sciences) are the co-facilitators of this community of practice. As a result of the COVID crisis, we find ourselves adapting to new circumstances in our teaching lives. We hope that the offerings we have listed below will allow us, the Contract Faculty community, to work towards practical teaching solutions and best practices. Please note that some of the sessions might be adapted as the academic year progresses.


  • Judy Chan, Faculty Associate/ Faculty Liaison, Land and Food Systems, CTLT
  • Sarika Bose, Chair of Contract Faculty Committee of Faculty Association, Sessional Lecturer in Department of English

Please ensure you have your own quiet space, a computer with a webcam and headphones or earbuds.