University of Manitoba Teaching and Learning Certificate (UM TLC)

(UM TLC 2014 & 2015 cohorts, please see program books for cohort specific program information)

The UM TLC program, offered by the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, is designed for faculty members who are in the early part of their teaching career. The program has been specifically designed to accommodate the busy schedule of faculty: limited classroom hours, flexible workshop offerings, supportive mentoring, and individualized teaching feedback. Most importantly, the community of teaching and learning faculty members will become part of will support them through the program and for many years after.

UM TLC Program Goals

The UM TLC program helps faculty members develop the knowledge, skills, and reflective practice that will enable them to:

  • increase their competency level in the teaching-learning process;
  • gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based best practices in higher education pedagogy;
  • understand the diversity of their students’ needs; and
  • earn a certificate which formally reflects their development as an educator.

Who is Eligible?

Untenured or probationary faculty members, ideally in the first 5 years of their career path, who have a strong commitment to further development in teaching. Prospective participants should be actively engaged in teaching to obtain the full benefit of the program.

Requirements

The UM TLC program is offered as a two-year program, with an option to extend to a third year.

  1. Orientation
    Attendance at a half day orientation on August 5, 2016.
  1. Teaching Skills Summer Institute
    Participation at a three-day teaching skills summer institute from August 8 – 10, 2016.
  1. Mini Institute
    Date and details TBA
  1. Workshop Requirements
    Participation in seven compulsory workshop and three optional workshops offered through the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Workshops are three hours in length and cover a broad array of teaching topics.
  1. Teaching Dossier
    Completion of a Teaching Dossier that reflects the development of competencies within the program and that can be used for promotion and tenure purposes.
  1. Teaching Mentor
    Partnership and regular meetings with a teaching mentor.
  1. Classroom Observations
    Completion of three classroom evaluations to be observed by the teaching mentor, which includes diagnostic feedback.
  1. Community Building Events
    Participation in community building events with other participants in the program.

Sample UM TLC Program Schedule

The following is an example of a schedule for faculty members in the UM TLC program. The schedule is flexible so each participant’s schedule may be different from the sample provided below.

Year 1
Timeline Event
August • Attend Orientation
• Attend Teaching Skills Summer Institute
September • Meet with Teaching Mentor
September–December • Participate in 2 Workshops
October–December • Complete Classroom Observation 1
December • Attend a Community Building Event
January–March • Participate in 2 Workshops
February • Meet with Teaching Mentor
March–April • Complete Classroom Observation 2
April–June • Participate in 2 Workshops
June • Mini-Institute

 

Year 2
Timeline Event
September • Meet with Teaching Mentor
September–December • Participate in 2 Workshops
October–December • Complete Classroom Observation 3
December • Attend a Community Building Event
January–March • Participate in 2 Workshops
February • Meet with Teaching Mentor
March–April • Complete Classroom Observation 4 (Optional)
May • Meet with Teaching Mentor
June • Graduation

UM TLC Nominations – 2016 Intake

Please note that registration for the UM TLC 2016 cohort will be on a first come first served basis. There are only 20 spaces, so please register as soon as possible!

Registration full!

For Further Information

If you have any questions about the UM TLC program, please contact Colleen Webb (colleen.webb@umanitoba.ca).