Become a CIRTL Associate

At UBC, there are several ways to become a CIRTL Associate. Completion of any ONE of the following will result in recognition as a CIRTL Associate.

  1. Foundations of Pedagogy (FoP) course.A free, non-credit course to learn about teaching effectively. At the end of the one-term course (Two hour class for eight weeks), you will be able to use concepts in evidence-based teaching to effectively teach a lesson in an undergraduate classroom. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  2. Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW). A 3-day (24 contact hours) foundational teaching skills workshop that uses mini-lessons and intensive peer feedback to emphasize reflective teaching practice. The effective elements of the ISW that are closely aligned with CIRTL core values are the strong learning community created by peer-to-peer instruction in each workshop, the recognition of the iterative nature of teaching improvement, and the emphasis on student diversity in learning. Open to graduate students as well as postdocs (with faculty or only PDFs).


CIRTL Associate Status Application

Please fill out the CIRTL Associate Status Application here.  We distribute our certificates once a year in May.  If you are applying for CIRTL Associate Status after competing the ISW, Foundations of Pedagogy, or Summer Teaching Institute (before 2022), please feel free to include CIRTL Associate on your CV/Resume following the submission of this application.