Teaching Development Program for New Faculty

The Teaching Development Program (TDP) for New Faculty is a brand new annual faculty development program offering by CTLT. The pilot program is set to launch in August 2019.

The TDP for New Faculty will help 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. The Teaching Development Program for New Faculty recognizes and caters to the specific professional development needs of new faculty at UBC. Following the 2014 Teaching Practices Survey respondents’ recommendations that UBC should develop a culture that values effective teaching as much as research, the Program was created to help facilitate the development of an institutional culture that supports teaching excellence at UBC.

Intended Audience

The intended audience is newly hired research and teaching track faculty who are either:

  • New to teaching – e.g., newly hired faculty who have little or no experience or training in teaching (up to two years); or
  • New to teaching at UBC – e.g., newly hired faculty members who have taught at another higher education institution, but are new to teaching at UBC.

Program Outcomes for Participants

  1. Develop skills to design and deliver face-to-face, blended and online teaching to respond to dynamic and diverse learning needs.
  2. Develop a sense of community and belonging within a group of supportive peers and amongst the current UBC teaching and learning networks.
  3. Learn about teaching and learning resources and research.
  4. Co-create a shared space of inquiry and reflection to consider approaches, strategies, and practices in the classroom.
  5. Learn about and consider the institutional contexts for diversity, inclusion, equity, and Indigenous engagement at UBC.
  6. Begin developing a teaching and learning portfolio.

Program Format

One of the most distinctive features of the TDP for New Faculty is our innovative blended program delivery model. The format includes face-to-face sessions at UBC combined with interaction in the online Canvas Online Hub. Those who complete all core and elective courses are awarded a TDP for New Faculty Certificate of Completion.

Time Commitment

The program involves regular participation and completion of activities in the Canvas Online Hub as well as required attendance in core program elements. We anticipate a total time commitment of approximately 59 hours between August 2019 and April 2020:

  • Approximately 35 hours of core elements
  • Approximately 8 hours of elective elements
  • Approximately 16 hours of online engagement and reflection (about two hours per month)

Program Coursework

Core elements:

  1. Canvas Online Hub (a place for collaboration, connection, networking with colleagues, a space for reflection, and program evaluation and feedback)
  2. Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) (select one date of the three offered; the previous completion of an ISW may be applied to this program)
  3. Teaching Development Program (TDP) for New Faculty Kick-off Session
  4. Classroom Climate (select two sessions from this series which runs throughout the year)
  5. Inclusive Teaching (select one session from this series typically offered during the CTLT Institutes)
  6. TDP Mid-year Check-in
  7. TDP Capstone Meeting

Elective elements:

Sample Schedule At-a-Glance

Aug 2019 to April 2020 2019 2020
[subject to change]
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April
Canvas Online Hub
TDP Kick-Off Session
ISW (select one)
Classroom Climate (select two)
Inclusive Teaching (select one)
TDP Mid-year Check-in
TDP Capstone
Elective Workshop 1
Elective Workshop 2
Elective Workshop 3
Elective Workshop 4

Core element (participation mandatory).
Core element (participation mandatory) but participants select only one ISW date, one workshop from Inclusive Teaching, and two workshops from the Classroom Climate series.
Elective element (workshops can be taken anytime throughout the year).

2019 Registration Information

To express your interest in the Teaching Development Program for New Faculty, please complete the pre-registration application. 

We will review applications to confirm eligibility and will notify accepted participants by email. Once notified, you will be required to pay a $100 deposit to confirm your participation in the program.

Timeline for Application Review

  • Late May 2019 – Review applications
  • June 2019 – Notify participants

Note: Rolling applications will be accepted until August 1st, 2019.


The $100 deposit will be returned to you upon completion of the program. Please note that you must attend all core courses and the four electives workshops you choose in their entirety. The deposit cannot be refunded or transferred to another date or person.

Additional Deposits

Some program elements (including core elements) require additional, separate deposits.

Certificate of Completion

Those who successfully complete all core and elective courses will be awarded a Teaching Development Program for New Faculty Certificate of Completion.

2019 Program Dates

TDP for New Faculty kick-off session
Thursday, August 29, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), Room 2.22

Register here for the TDP for New Faculty

For more information, please contact ctlt.info@ubc.ca.