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Teaching supports

Inspired teaching

Support for the development of teaching is available through the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI).

Their Teach Anywhere website is a virtual centre for in-person, blended and online teaching, providing numerous resources on course design and educational technologies, as well as workshops and training to enhance your teaching.

Grants & professional development opportunities

LTSI administers grant funds on behalf of VPAC to support instructors, academic units and educational leaders to design and implement course and curricular reforms in their discipline.

As well, LTSI administers professional development funds designed to enhance teaching and learning, and which reflect the vision, values and priorities of the university. Teaching-stream faculty and sessional instructors are invited to apply.

Student academic concessions

In May, following consultations with students, faculty, staff and administrators, Senate approved a new undergraduate academic concessions regulation and related guidelines.

The revisions are based on principles of fairness and equity, and are designed to ensure confidentiality and privacy. They also centre student success by applying a trauma-informed lens. As well, they incorporate feedback and learnings from UVic’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic—in particular the interim waiver of medical documentation.

The new regulation and guidelines better responds to students’ needs while balancing appropriately the responsibility of instructors to maintain the academic standards of their courses.

Access the button below to learn more. 

Library services

UVic Libraries offers teaching supports to help you in the classroom, as well as expert advice in educational technology and how to incorporate library instruction into your classroom.

Community-engaged learning

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) is a form of experiential learning and community-engaged scholarship whereby students actively engage with course content through the combination of collaborations with community and facilitated reflection. CEL is reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnership between community, faculty and students.

Off-Campus Teaching

 Faculty and staff who are engaged in off-campus teaching and learning opportunities along with research related international travel should visit: UVic Faculty and Staff Travel Safety

You can also consult UVic's Travel Checklist to make sure you have followed all the necessary steps and safety precautions. 

Workshops & training

New faculty & instructors

Let's Talk About Teaching

Join LTSI for two days of conversations, networking and sessions around teaching at UVic.

Enhance teaching & learning

Faculty Institute of Teaching

This two part program taken over two terms provides the opportunity to enhance your teaching to support student learning.

Ongoing skill development

Instructional Skills Workshop

The Instructional Skills Workshop is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators.

Other learning opportunities

Learning technology workshops

Learn quick and practical strategies to help you start online teaching and how to use UVic learning technologies.

Request support

For more information on available teaching resources and supports, contact LTSI.