November 2021 Newsletter 

Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,


In This Update:


  1. ELNET Announcements
    • ELNET Promotion and Tenure Workshop
    • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder


  1. PD Resources and Opportunities
    • CTLT Events and Resources


  1. SoTL
    • TEACHERS Project
    • CFP: SoTL Seed Program
    • SoTL Dissemination Fund


  1. ELNET Announcements 


ELNET Promotion & Tenure workshop

January 27, 2022 @12:00-1:30pm

This event is intended to help educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of career progression, including developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. This event is an annual offering.


Panel Presenters

Suzie Lavallee (Professor of Teaching, Forestry, UBCV)

Richard Plunkett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Biology, UBCO)

Karen Ragoonaden (Professor of Teaching, Education, Univ. of Manitoba)

Mark Schaller (Professor, Psychology, UBCV)

Jonathan Verrett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBCV)

Jay Wickenden (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, UBCV)


Please RSVP before Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9am to attend. All are welcome!


Organized by: Zoë Soon; Saori Hoshi and Nina Hewitt, on behalf of the ELNET team!



ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to,, or and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.


For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.



  1. PD Resources and Opportunities


CTLT Events and Resources

Partnering with Students in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

November 25 | 2:00-3:20 pm | IKBLC, Dodson Room 302

Brett McCollum, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) explores the practice of students as partners in SoTL through examples from his research. Register


Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

December 1 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Online

Explore complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Register


CTLT Winter Institute

December 6-9 | Online

The 2021 online CTLT Winter Institute is a week of complimentary professional development workshops for instructors that focus on the fundamentals of teaching and learning practices, and resources to support a sustainable, inclusive and thriving community at UBC. This year, the annual initiative will feature over 15 sessions including workshops supporting wellbeing and accessibility, events related to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion across the teaching and learning community and introductions to units and resources around campus. Register


Holding Indigenous Topics with Care in the Classroom

December 9 | 9:00-10:30 am | Online

Learn how to intentionally approach Indigenous content and topics in the classroom and how this can create a supportive and positive learning experience for all students. Register


Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Panel Discussion

December 9 | 2:30-4:00pm | Online

Gain an understanding of UDL principles, explore the role UDL plays in supporting diverse learners and be inspired to implement UDL principles into your own teaching context.




  1. SoTL


Student Wellbeing; We know you care!

We are inviting your participation in the next phase of our TEACHERS Project research beginning in Dec.  We will support you in implementing simple, evidence- based classroom practices to support student wellbeing.  The aim is to NOT add more to your “to do” list but to find practices that work for your teaching style, comfort, class setting etc. Our first phases of research have shown great success for students and professors felt supported in their efforts.  Collectively we can have a huge impact on student wellbeing if we all do a little something in our classrooms.  Please join us!  You may already be doing something so let’s bring awareness and more intention to those practices.  Click here to access our toolkit and reach out to either Sally or Jannik to indicate your interest.  We plan to connect with you late Nov./early Dec. and/or Jan. to get ready for

winter classes. Thank you for your consideration of participation.


>>> Call for Proposals: SoTL Seed Program


The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Selected projects broaden our understanding of teaching and learning in higher education and show a potential for significant contributions to the UBC community and beyond. 


Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise. 


Deadline: December 20, 2021. Please see the Program page for more information. 



>>> Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.