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Teaching & Learning Commons


At the centre of KPU’s experiential learning approach—where thought meets action—is networking with industry and forging real-world connections. The Teaching & Learning Commons, a webpage, blog and hub for both teaching and learning resources, furthers that aim.

Find professional development opportunities, get the latest news and tips, share your own updates, read about other students’ experiences, and get the details about exciting faculty, instructor, and educator initiatives underway.


Scholarship, Funding, Awards & Leadership


Teaching Fellows Call for Applications Fall 2018
Teaching Fellows provide an educational development leadership opportunity for KPU faculty members. They are seconded from their respective faculty appointments through partial time releases. Next Deadline: October 11, 2018 | Info

Scholarly Inquiry Grants (SIGs)
Want to try a new approach, learning technology, tools in your field, etc., in your teaching and to observe the results? Need a research assistant to help you with the literature review, data collection and analyzing the data? Need some funds to present your inquiry project? Apply for a Scholarly Inquiry Grant (SIG) for up to $2k to innovate and inform your teaching practice. Grants are available 3x a year. Next Deadline: Oct 1 | Info

Professional Development Fund Applications (0.6%)
Faculty PD Fund applications involving research, conference presentations, enhancing teaching and learning as well as support for tuition are some areas considered for funding. All faculty members are eligible to apply to this fund, though preference will be given to post-probationary faculty. Call for applications occur three times a year. Next Deadline: Oct 1 | Info

KPU Distinguished Teaching Award
This award recognizes remarkable teaching as demonstrated by activities such as the development of new courses and curricula, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, development of effective teaching methods, enrichment of the learning environment at KPU, and contributions that improve the teaching of colleagues. Nominations for the Award can be made by any faculty, staff member or student. Deadline: Oct 1 | Nominations package



09/26/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Engagement and Assessment Online

Hosted by Leeann Waddington, Manager, Learning Technology & Educational Media.

09/27/2018 - 11:30 to 12:30
Engagement and Assessment Online

Hosted by Leeann Waddington, Manager, Learning Technology & Educational Media.

09/28/2018 - 09:30 to 12:30
Learning with eportfolios workshop

Today’s learners need the ability to capture ideas, synthesize their learning across places and time and reflect on the personal and professional relevance of that learning.

10/10/2018 - 09:00 to 10:00

Hosted by Leeann Waddington, in this hour we will talk about the basic principles of when to use technology in teaching and learning as well as some resources to support solid pedagogical

10/10/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Teaching with Pizzazz!

Hosted by Leeann Waddington, Manager, Learning Technology & Educational Media.