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).
    If you have taken an ISW, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
  3. CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute. A 5-day teaching intensive workshop that combines an emphasis on learning evidence and theory-based approaches to teaching and learning with the opportunity to apply those theories in practice. It essentially combines FoP1 and ISW. Participating in the Summer Institute is another opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to obtain valuable knowledge and practice on evidence-based teaching methods and receive CIRTL Associate status. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Those who have already taken ISW or FoP 1 will find the Institute a valuable opportunity to revisit the theory, hone their skills through the highly popular peer-based ‘Mini-Lesson’ teaching and feedback cycles, and connect with the wider CIRTL community.
  4. Postdoc Internship This program, expected to launch in Spring  2019, is based on two components: the Instructional Skills Workshop and Mentored Discussions of Teaching. Open to postdoctoral fellows.