The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) supports the UNBC community in their goal of delivering the best possible teaching and learning experiences. Areas in which support is provided include instructional technology, instructional design consultation, workshops and conferences, advocacy for teaching excellence, and professional development and mentoring.
Instructional Skills Workshop
The Instructional Skills Workshop provides a flexible experiential learning model where UNBC staff and faculty can learn and practice instructional tools that support the university’s focus on professional development related to a learner-centered environment, innovative pedagogical approaches, and student outcomes. The Instructional Skills Workshop also teaches skills in effectively receiving and giving feedback, which works to build a stronger community. The workshop is held over a 3 day period in the fall and/or spring.
Teaching Assistant Certificate Program
The overall aim of this program is help build a teaching and learning community, improve graduate student teaching capacity at UNBC, and to provide tangible evidence of the time and work put in by students throughout the certification process. Too often we approach teaching as a largely solitary practice. This program seeks to encourage an understanding of teaching as part of community, just like we engage in our research as part of a broader community.
Instructional Technology Consultation
Contact Grant Potter or Clarence Hofsink for suggestions or assistance with instructional challenges, technical mentoring or special projects involving educational technologies.Instructional Technology Consultation
Faculty Peer Support and Mentoring
Members of the CTLT and several members of the Committee for Teaching and Learning are trained instructional facilitators and have the ability to offer individualized support to instructors at all levels of experience. This peer support is design to enhance and support teaching at UNBC.
Robert W. Tait Annual Lecture on Implementing Teaching Excellence at UNBC
As Dean of Graduate Studies at UNBC between 2002-2007, Dr. Robert Tait played a pivotal role in enhancing the profile of teaching and learning at UNBC. His leadership has been central to the expansion of teaching and learning activities at UNBC. Moreover, Robert Tait had a vision for teaching excellence that was beyond UNBC and was a mentor to many junior faculty who have since gone on to win UNBC and 3M teaching awards. The terms of reference for the lecture reflect the work of Robert Tait. They reflect a holistic understanding of teaching and learning, and about action, not just reflection.