We provide opportunities to connect faculty and graduate students with colleagues in training and professional development programs.


Promotion & Tenure: Teaching Portfolios

The CTL assists faculty in gathering artifacts for the promotion & tenure process by offering assistance in developing teaching portfolios.

Educational Leadership

The CTL is a supporter of the Educational Leadership Program. Our goal is to support faculty in this stream by providing opportunities, support and resources.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an emerging movement of scholarly thought and action that draws on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at the post-secondary level (Boyer, 1990).

Faculty Communities of Practice

We are happy to announce that the CTL will support the launch of the following Faculty Communities of Practice (CoP) in the upcoming academic year. To join a community of practice, please email Janine.hirtz@ubc.ca and you will be added as a member to the community and to the Teams collaboration space.

Teaching Development Program for New Faculty

The Teaching Development Program (TDP) for New Faculty is a cohort program that supports faculty members across UBC campuses in their professional growth as teachers. The intended audience is faculty who are either new to teaching, new to UBC or both, with an emphasis on those who are new to teaching

Graduate Students

Teaching Assistant Foundational Training

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Assistants play a vital role in creating rich learning environments. The CTL partners with TAs to create a learning community that provides support and professional growth opportunities.

Learning Design Intern Program

LDIs are graduate students with intensive training in the fundamentals of learning design in the context of blended learning. LDIs support faculty members in adapting their courses for blended delivery.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Assistant (SoTL Specialist) Opportunity

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing field in post-secondary education that uses systematic, deliberate and methodological inquiry into teaching (behaviours/practices, attitudes, and values) in order to improve student learning (Potter & Kustra, 2011). SoTL Specialists work closely with faculty members from all disciplines on teaching and learning evaluation projects.

Provost Funding Opportunities

ALT-2040 Fund

UBC Okanagan’s ALT-2040 Fund (previously Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund) supports curriculum change, innovative teaching practices and learning environment enhancement as envisioned in Aspire.

Open Educational Resources Grant

The UBC Okanagan Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant pilot program provides funding and support to UBC Okanagan faculty who wish to adapt or create open educational resources.