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Workshops for new faculty

UFV Launch — New Faculty Professional Development program

First semester: Walk the walk of active, experiential learning

This introductory course explores teaching methods that support adult learning, as well as experiential and active learning principles. Indigenous learning and reflective practice are also threaded throughout the course.

Second semester: Building the path to student success

Apply curriculum alignment principles to course design, instructional design (lesson planning), and assessment design. Indigenous learning is also threaded throughout the course, as well as learner diversity, English Language Learning (ELL), and academic integrity.

Date(s): Fall and Winter (TBA)
Duration: n/a
Location: n/a
Facilitators: n/a 
Cost: free for UFV faculty and staff.

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New faculty annual event

New Faculty Kick Start (type B, sessional, and limited-term appointment)

A full-day of workshops and hands-on introduction to the UFV learning environment, learning management system, and teaching and learning strategies. Network with other new faculty members and meet the professionals on staff who are available to assist you throughout your time at UFV.

Date(s): August (TBA)
Duration: full day
Location: n/a
Facilitators: n/a
Cost: free for UFV faculty and staff.

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Over the summer I completed the Building Strengths online module. This program consists of five units that you can work through at your own pace. And you get a certificate of completion!

I found the module to be thoughtfully constructed and easy to follow. It includes useful interviews and follow-up quizzes to assess your comprehension of the material. Most important is that I learned more about what "inclusiveness" really means and how to prepare and deliver my courses to a diverse audience that might have challenges of which I am not, necessarily, aware.

  • – Dr. David Harper
  •    Kinesiology

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