This non-credit certificate offers academic staff formal recognition for professional learning as it relates to teaching in a postsecondary context. The certificate draws upon Kenny et al.’s (2017) literature-informed Teaching Expertise Framework in Postsecondary Education which recognizes that university teaching is complex and multi-faceted, and that teaching expertise is developed through an ongoing learning process that continues over time (Hendry & Dean, 2002; Kreber, 2002). The certificate involves three areas of focus related to teaching and learning:
- Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories, and Assessment
- Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
- Educational Leadership and Mentorship
Each of these semester-long courses will be offered in a cohort-based, blended format. To achieve a certificate, participants will complete a total of two courses: Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories, and Assessment (mandatory) and, either Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership and Mentorship. The certificate courses are designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of participants. Each course invites participants to document, actively participate, apply, and reflect on their learning.