Teaching and Educational Leadership

This Community of Practice aims to facilitate the growth, success, and innovation in all our teaching and Educational Leadership initiatives, and to provide a collaborative, supportive, and social environment to do so.

Teaching, research and leadership is at the core of all we do at UBC. Striving to be an institution that leads, inspires and enables students through excellence in transformative teaching is our daily challenge, and better to tackle it enthusiastically together.

This Community of Practice will be beneficial for, and we welcome, both new and experienced faculty, lecturers, and sessional instructors. Teaching excellence is at the heart of it, and often where our Educational Leadership inspirations come from. 

The objectives of this Community of Practice are to: 

  • Bring faculty together to help create, innovate, focus (eg. find your focus/niche/strengths), share and collaborate on teaching/SoTL and Educational Leadership initiatives 
  • Identify needs and challenges of teaching and Educational Leadership work and provide support; whether a new teaching or seasoned professor 
  • Provide opportunities for learning the breadth and opportunities (including grants etc.) for teaching, Educational Leadership work, and the leadership skills required and resources to help 
  • Further the understanding of teaching excellence, Educational Leadership, what it is, and its value 
  • Sharie effective strategies to promote teaching excellence 
  • Identify and work synergistically with related institutional units, Communities of Practice and the Educational Leadership Network (ELNET) 

During the 2023 – 2024 academic year, meetings are held during the third week of the month. Times and days vary between each term to allow for more people to attend the Community of Practice. Meetings are held in SCI 331. Please join us when you can. 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, SCI 331) 
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 (11:30 am-12:30 pm, SCI 331) 
  • Friday, Mar.22, 2024 (11:30 am-12:30 pm, SCI 331) 
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 (11:30 am-12:30 pm, SCI 331) 

This Community of Practice has been active since November 2023. 

Email ctl.ubco@ubc.ca to gain access to the Teams Channel for this Community of Practice.