Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT)

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From l. Terry Poucette, Public Administration; Sara Humphreys, English; Yakine Bahri, Mathematics and Statistics; Muhammad Awais, Mathematics and Statistics; Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Deniz Unsal, Anthropology; and Christopher Eagle, Mathematics and Statistics.

The Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) provides the opportunity for faculty to enhance their skills in lecturing, teaching and learning strategies, syllabus construction, grading student performance, and teaching dossier preparation. The intent is to make a real difference in how faculty approach teaching, to save time in teaching preparations, to achieve learning outcomes, and above all to put faculty in a position to assume their UVic teaching responsibilities with increased competence and confidence.

FIT is composed of two separate but linked components:

(1) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 1 Summer or Fall

(2) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 2 Spring

To accommodate many different schedules, FIT 1 is offered twice a year: once in a 5-day, condensed format during August (approximately 30 in-class hours), and again for three hours per week for ten weeks (also 30 hours) from September to November.

All faculty are welcome, but priority will be given to research and teaching stream faculty who are new to the University and/or new to teaching. Other UVic instructors may also attend, including limited term, lecturers and continuing and term sessionals, as space permits. The waiting list will be opened up at least two weeks prior to the start of the program if space is available. Graduate students should consider taking the LATHE program, as FIT is not open to graduate students.

FIT 2 Spring, the second component of FIT, addresses the question: how do we know and show that our teaching is helping students learn? FIT 2 Spring will concentrate on three mechanisms to attain answers to this question: scholarly research, teaching observations, and a teaching dossier that promotes an evidence-based approach. FIT 2 Spring will be offered for ten weeks (also 30 hours), three hours per week, from January to March.

A participant who completes FIT 1 receives a letter from the Executive Director of the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation confirming completion; a participant who completes FIT 1 and FIT 2 receives a certificate and recognition on our website.

What are the times and dates for the FIT 1 Summer offering?

Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17, 2018
NB: This institute is 5 days long, and attendance on all five days is expected. 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Cynthia Korpan, Joe Parsons, Marty Wall, Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI)

You can only take one offering of FIT 1 in either the Summer or Fall.

What are the times and dates for the FIT 1 Fall offering?

Thursdays from September 13 to November 22, 2018
NB: It is expected that participants will attend each session. 
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Cynthia Korpan, Joe Parsons, Marty Wall, Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI)

What are the times and dates for the FIT 2 Spring offering?

Thursdays from January 10 to March 28, 2019
NB: It is expected that participants will attend each session. 
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Cynthia Korpan, Joe Parsons, Marty Wall, Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI)

How will this help me?

  • This institute will put you in a position to assume your UVic teaching responsibilities with increased competence and confidence.
  • It will save you time in your teaching preparations.
  • It will improve your satisfaction with the learning outcomes of your students.

How do I apply?

Please download and fill out the application below:

Email it to the , with your name and FIT 1 application in the subject heading. We will confirm your application for FIT 1 Summer or your registration for FIT 1 Fall.

FIT 2 is only open to individuals who have successfully completed FIT 1. For information or to register for FIT 2, please email the

How much does it cost?


Please call us at 250-721-8571 if you have any questions.