Instructor Supports

Teaching and Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre coordinates a broad variety of activities and resources geared to the needs of faculty and instructional staff at all stages of their careers. Mentorship opportunities, communities of practice, discussion sessions and one-on-one consultations can be accessed through the Centre. In addition, if you are looking for support for scholarship of teaching and learning projects, the TLC can help. You can reach out to the coordinator using email tlc@upei.ca or drop in to the Centre located in the Robertson Library, Room 234.

The E-Learning Office

The E-Learning Office (ELO) supports instructors in the design, development, and delivery of blended, hybrid, and online teaching at UPEI. The E-Learning Office (ELO) provides pedagogical and technical support through its E-Learning instructional designers, as well as support and consulting for development of multimedia resources through the instructional multimedia specialist.

Visit the E-Learning Office page

The Experiential Education Office 

The Experiential Education works with faculty to design and implement experiential education opportunities for their courses. The Experiential Education office also hosts student workshops, topics include: interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, job skills and career pathways, networking, teamwork, conflict resolution, digital presence, interpersonal communication, public speaking, diversity and inclusion, conceptualizing leadership, facilitation skills, and intercultural communication. Workshops can be customized to your needs, both in terms of format and content.

Visit the Experiential Education website 

Teaching Matters! Series and Lunch and Learn Sessions

Each year the Teaching and Learning Centre sponsors a series of events related to teaching and learning. These events are open to all faculty and staff. 

Teaching Community Conference

Each spring the E-Learning Office and the Teaching and Learning Centre host the UPEI Teaching Community Conference. This is a conference for UPEI faculty and staff to share innovative approaches and support activities and services for  teaching and learning here at UPEI. More information and recordings from previous year's presentations can be found at upei.ca/teachingcommunityconference.

Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning in Higher Education

The Faculty Development Summer Institute (FDSI) on Active Learning in Higher Education is a multi-day institute of talks, activities, and workshops focused on active learning. The goal of this institute is to bring together post-secondary instructors from across PEI who are passionate about engaging their students through active learning. Our research-based program with learning activities will allow participants to learn about active learning approaches that can enhance student learning and develop plans to incorporate active learning into your classes, labs or rotations. Email tlc@upei.ca to find out when the next Institute will be offered.   

Time to Write

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, consider Time to Write, UPEI's faculty writers retreat. Email tlc@upei.ca to find out when the next retreat will be offered.

Teaching and Learning Resources 

4 Seasons of Reconciliation 

As part of the University's ongoing commitment to building capacity and learning related to Truth and Reconciliation, the Office of the Vice President Academic and Research with the support of Corinne Chappell (Advisor to the Vice-President Academic and Research on Indigenous Affairs) and the E-Learning Office offers a new resource to support Indigenization and reconciliation. The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a self-directed online educational learning resource that addresses core essentials such as the colonial lens of history, anti-racism, Residential Schools, UNDRIP, the TRC and Indigenous innovations and contributions. It presents interactive learning through a mix of media including films, slideshows, interviews, and quizzes. The goal of this resource is to support faculty and staff learning and diversity and inclusion awareness through education. Once you complete the course you can download a certificate of completion. To self-enroll in this course, visit the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Moodle course.

Academic Instructional Skills Program (AISP)

The Academic Instructional Skills Program (AISP) is for faculty, graduate students and postdocs who are currently teaching at UPEI or who are interested in teaching at a post-secondary level in the future. The program provides you an opportunity to develop evidence-based teaching expertise and skills that are relevant across disciplines in postsecondary education. For more details and to self-enroll, visit the AISP page.

Teaching Online at UPEI Resource Site 

The Teaching Online site is a resource to support quality online teaching. There are resources for new and experienced instructors looking to incorporate online components into your teaching. In this site are resources around online teaching strategies, prompts for inclusion and accessibility, tutorials for technology to facilitate your teaching and links for further reading. Visit the Teaching Online website.

UPEI Teaching and Learning Guide

While developed for new instructors, the UPEI Teaching and Learning Guide can also be a tool for experienced instructors to review information, services, and supports for you in your teaching role. 

Moodle Basics

The E-Learning Office has a self-paced resource for faculty looking to learn the basics of the Moodle learning platform. Faculty with active UPEI accounts can self-enroll in Moodle Basics to begin.