Support

Consultation Support for TLEF applicants

TLEF applicants who are working on their proposals can ask for support and feedback from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Faculty support units, UBC Studios and the UBC Library. Between June and August, please contact tlef.info@ubc.ca if you are interested in getting some feedback on your project ideas. Between September and November, CTLT hosts weekly drop-in sessions for TLEF applicants who are developing Large Transformation and Small Innovation TLEF project proposals. Staff from these units can provide advice, feedback and support to TLEF projects on:

  • Pedagogy: course and program design, assessment of learning, active learning, evidence based teaching practices
  • Evaluation: evaluation design, project evaluation
  • Learning Technology: Learning technology integration, development, learning analytics
  • Media: media design and development, graphic design: DIY, emerging media
  • Project: Project planning and budget development for TLEF projects

Please ensure that you consult with Central- and Faculty-based support units if you are intending to use their support in the development and implementation of your project.

Registration: Information on the orientation and drop-in sessions is posted on the CTLT Events site.


Program Development/Renewal Support

CTLT provides a range of program curricular support for program development or renewal (degrees, majors, specializations, minors, pathways, etc.). This work can assist TLEF applicants as they prepare proposals by providing data and advice to inform project definition and both implementation and evaluation planning. Department Heads interested in program renewal are encouraged to look to both CTLT and their local Faculty support units for a variety of opportunities for support in developing their proposals over the coming months.

If there is a specific area that you are interested in receiving support on and you do not see it in the list of opportunities below, please contact Andrea Han, Associate Director, Curriculum and Course Services, CTLT (andrea.han@ubc.ca).

Available support includes:

  • Facilitate engagement with key constituents (faculty, alumni, employers, etc.) including curriculum retreats
  • Development of program level learning outcomes, competencies, or graduate attributes
  • Curriculum mapping and analysis
  • Analysis of student performance across courses
  • Consultation regarding Faculty, Senate, Ministry, or accreditation requirements
  • Development of program evaluation plan assessing student learning

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In collaboration with CTLT, the Student Diversity Initiative team provides strategic support, consultations, professional development opportunities, and resources for faculty, instructors, and TAs to create more inclusive and equitable learning opportunities for diverse students at UBC. Please contact Hélène Frohard-Dourlent (helene.fd@ubc.ca) for requests related to course design, and Hanae Tsukada (hanae.tsukada@ubc.ca) for requests related to classroom practice.


Evaluation Support

Seeking support to evaluate your TLEF project? Our team of experts is available to help you design and implement an evaluation plan to help determine whether the intended impacts of your TLEF project were achieved. We can help with the identification of relevant indicators and methods, as well as with data collection and analysis.

Our team holds two TLEF Evaluation Workshops every year. Upcoming offerings will be posted to the CTLT Events site.

Please contact Adriana Briseño-Garzón (adriana.briseno@ubc.ca) for consultation and support.


Professional Development Support

Throughout the summer and fall, CTLT hosts a variety of professional development and support opportunities for faculty to explore ways of bringing innovation into their teaching practice and to prepare potential TLEF applicants for upcoming proposal development. Faculty are encouraged to look to both CTLT and their local Faculty support units for a variety of opportunities for support in developing their proposals over the coming months.

If there is a specific area that you are interested in receiving support on and you do not see it in the list of opportunities below, please contact kele fleming, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, CTLT (kele.fleming@ubc.ca).

Topics include:

  • Innovation with respect to teaching practice
  • Hands-on opportunities to experiment with techniques to increase student engagement in classroom-based and online activities
  • Evidence-based practices that foster skills and higher order learning in the classroom
  • Exposure to learning technologies that enrich the quality of learning materials, enable opportunities for student interactions, and increase the frequency and impact of assessment both in-class and online
  • Project planning and budget development for TLEF projects

Learning Technology Hub (LT Hub)

The LT Hub is a central resource where faculty and staff can drop in to explore the learning technology tools available to them at UBC—for use in traditional classrooms, blended courses, and fully online learning.  Applicants who are considering the development or the adoption of Learning Technology tools (LT Tools), must consult with the LT Hub before submitting a TLEF proposal to ensure that they are familiar with guidelines relating to requests for LT adoption and assessment at UBC.


Media Production DIY Community & Resources

DIY Media Guides and UBC Media Makers offer resources, examples, and process guides to help you get your DIY project off the ground. The Planning Guide may be a good first step to get you thinking about your project.

Workshops are offered throughout the year and are open to faculty and student project teams involved in DIY digital media production.

Studio Sessions/Support: UBC Studios offers the use of the Lightboard and one button studio for recording video. Expert staff are available to help.

Note that if you are planning a DIY media project and will be needing help, consult early with your Faculty support unit!
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Classroom Climate Series

The Classroom Climate Series is a year-long program where faculty, teaching assistants, researchers, graduate students, and staff from all over the University have the opportunity to challenge their own assumptions about what they have learned about Aboriginal people, become more critically aware of their teaching and research practices, and learn more about how they engage with topics that challenge their own social location within the institution. The breadth of participants’ experiences, locations, and roles within the University create a unique environment for the exchange of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, and an opportunity to engage with and share experiences from a diverse range of perspectives.

This strategically-designed series creates a unique learning experience for participants by combining a series of mini-class lectures, interactive group activities, and one-on-one discussions with a strong focus on activities and discussions designed to evoke critical thinking and self-awareness. As a result, participants gain skills to create a more clearly developed and informed approach to understanding and teaching about Aboriginal and other socially contentious issues in a curricular setting.

To learn more about the series offerings from this year and to keep up to date with new offerings please contact Janey Lew (janey.lew@ubc.ca) to be added to the email list.
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Indigenous Initiatives

The CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team provides support and professional development to faculty, graduate students, and units across campus by building capacity around Indigenous engagement within teaching and learning. This includes services such as: consultations, TA training, resource development, and providing customized workshops to the UBC teaching and learning community. We offer professional development sessions on topics such as navigating difficult conversations in the classroom, Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning, classroom climate, and decolonizing approaches to diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit the Indigenous Initiatives website or contact Amy Perreault, Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives, CTLT (amy.perreault@ubc.ca).


Course Design Intensive (CDI)

The CDI is a three-day workshop, held twice per year, in which participants work individually and collaboratively to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The focus of the workshop is on having participants work with the major concepts and questions that need to be considered as they design a course. Ultimately, the goal of the CDI is to support instructors as they work to enhance their students’ learning.
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CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times each year by CTLT. The Spring, Summer, and Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC community.
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TA Development

The TA Development Educational Developer at CTLT partners with faculties to provide training and support for graduate students and teaching assistants (TAs) involved with TLEF projects. This includes consultation on professional development workshops and programs for TAs, as well as workshop design and facilitation. For more information contact Shaya Golparian (shaya.golparian@ubc.ca).

Please note that the Graduate Student Programs team at CTLT also offers support for departmental TA Training Programs where it assists with the development of training and resources that are responsive to the unique teaching situations across disciplines. Find more information about see areas of support offered for TA Training programs or contact Shaya Golparian (shaya.golparian@ubc.ca).


Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE)

T-BLE is a short, immersive blended course aimed at instructors who are already teaching in the classroom and are considering moving to a blended environment. The course runs for six weeks and is delivered in a blended format—a combination of online and face-to-face sessions.
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