Documentation:CTLT programs/Passport Program

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'What is the Passport of Participation?'

The Passport of Participation documents the passport owner's UBC Community based professional development activities offered through the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and its partners. It is one of the ways that we recognize professional development activities for the improvement of teaching and learning at UBC.

'Who are the Passport of Participation partners?'

Current partners in the Passport of Participation program include:

Who can have a Passport?

Anyone who participates in professional development events offered by CTLT and/or its partners may obtain a passport.

Why should I get a Passport?

Examples of teaching and learning resources to passport participants.

The Passport serves as a record over time of your participation in UBC Community based professional development activities offered through CTLT and its partners. It can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development as part of your teaching portfolio.

How does the Passport work?

Once you register for an event through CTLT's online registration system and then complete that event, the event will appear in your online passport. Please note: (1) it may take up to 4 weeks for the event to appear on your online passport and (2) only events for which you register through the CTLT events database will show up on your online passport--this means that any professional development events related to teaching that you attend through the Partners will not appear in your online passport.

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the Passport, you can pick one up from your event facilitator. At the end of each event that you participate in and that has been offered by the Passport Partners, the facilitator will offer a ‘label’ that you will fill in (name and date of event) and adhere to your passport.

The Passport can be used to demonstrate professional development activities as part of your teaching portfolio.

You can choose from one of these resources when your passport is full.

What happens when my Passport is full?

Once you have participated in the equivalent of ten 3-hour events/seminars/workshop (this would be the same as completing 1 page of your paper Passport) you are encouraged to contact CTLT. You will be offered a choice of one of several teaching and learning resources in recognition of your ongoing professional development efforts. These resources are intended to help you develop, adapt and implement new ideas related to teaching and learning.

If you are keeping track of your activities through the paper Passport, you will be able to obtain another page for your Passport, so that you are able to continue recording your professional development activities.

Each time you participate in enough events to complete your passport, you are eligible to choose another resource in recognition of your ongoing commitment to professional development that contributes to the improvement of teaching and learning at UBC.

'What kind of resources do you offer?'

Once you have participated in the equivalent of ten 3-hour events/seminars/workshop (this would be the same as completing 1 page of your paper Passport) you can choose a teaching- and learning- related resource.

Resources you can choose from include: STLHE Green Guides (these include: Teaching Large Classes, Active Learning, Teaching the Art of Inquiry, Feedback: Key to Learning, Teaching with Cases, Teaching for Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Teaching, Leading Effective Discussions, The Portfolio Process), UBC Bookstore Certificates, fun teaching gadgets.

For more information about the Passport of Participation, please contact Kerri Parker.