Curriculum and Course Services

In partnership with both individuals and UBC units, we apply a research-informed approach to support a complete development and renewal cycle for both individual courses and programs/specializations from design, through implementation, to evaluation. We provide support for all course modalities (face-to-face, technology-enhanced, flipped, blended/hybrid, and online) with specialized support for blended, online, and distance education courses.


Consultation and Support

We provide consultation related to:

  • New course/program development, course/program redesign, and changes to course/program modality;
  • Evaluation and assessment planning for courses, course components, programs, and projects;
  • The selection, integration, and use of instructional strategies and learning technologies to enhance all course modalities;
  • The development of Senate or Faculty curriculum proposals, at both the course and program level;
  • Editorial and quality review of online courses using research based criteria, including course accessibility for students with disabilities (using W3C standards);
  • Proposals seeking both internal and external funding for SoTL projects; and
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects including the use and development of novel technologies, tools, resources, and pedagogies.


Development and Implementation

We provide design, development, and implementation support for:

  • Development of new, or the renewal of, existing courses/program including defining intended outcomes, outlining course/program structures, and implementing assessment and teaching strategies;
  • Transformation of courses/programs into flipped, blended, or online learning contexts;
  • Development of customized resources and tools to support teaching and learning in online and blended environments, facilitate evaluation and research projects, and guide Faculty curriculum initiatives;
  • Department or Faculty wide curriculum or course redesign initiatives;
  • Customized training on topics such as instructional design, online course design, teaching online, program assessment, and curriculum renewal (curriculum retreats);
  • Development of media and learning resources to support student learning; and
  • Project management to facilitate course/program design and development.


Educational Evaluation & Research

Evaluation is key for helping you to understand what is and isn’t working with your projects or programs. Ongoing and iterative evaluation will help you make informed decisions, identify ways to sustain your work, and ultimately reach your intended goals. It involves periodically gathering data and reviewing it to determine if your objectives are being met.

We provide support for:

  • Developing an evaluation plan around your specific goals,
  • Identifying the best method(s) to collect evidence of impact,
  • Designing and/or reviewing survey, focus group and/or interview questions,
  • Crafting a data analysis plan

We also support educational research through consultation and resource development and offer workshops related to ethics for teaching and learning projects, survey design, focus groups/interviews, and more. You can view a listing of upcoming events which are hosted through the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).

Please contact Adriana Briseño-Garzón for more information.