Getting it right: A review of the new UFV faculty development program


  • Maureen Wideman



In 2018, after three years of development and obtaining approvals, the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) officially began its new professional development program for newly hired full-time faculty. It comprised two nine-week multi-modal courses delivered over the fall and winter semesters. Faculty participating would receive one course release from teaching each semester to ensure they had time to fully engage with the program. This paper provides a brief summary of the research conducted on the first year of the program and the modifications that were implemented as the program moved to its second year.