COVID-19: Faculty of Education Updates: Professional Development & Community Engagement

March 19, 2020 | 3:19 pm

Courses/Programs: We are creating a timeline to assess upcoming courses and programs that will need to be cancelled or postponed.  This will be reviewed next week.

  • Summer 2020 Distance Ed programs are at the 8-week enrolment update timeline and numbers are looking strong
  • We are in contact with cohort advisors, instructors and institute leads to keep them informed as decisions unfold over the next few weeks

PDCE Communications:  We are available to support faculty and staff as needs arise.  Please contact Vanessa Smith, Manager, Professional Learning and Administration, with specific questions regarding upcoming courses, programs, events and institutes: Vanessa.smith@ubc.ca

Marketing: Following Faculty guidelines, all websites have been updated with links as recommended.

Leading Edge Conference 2020: A communication plan has been created for participants and keynotes about this year’s conference being cancelled.  We will be exploring a virtual conference/type event in the winter with many of the speakers who have expressed an interest in staying connected.  This will depend on how things play out over the next few months, but we are keeping the focus on learning together.

TELP Alumni Retreat: Cancelled for this year, but also with a possible virtual event in the fall.  Many interested leaders want to stay connected.

Lynne Tomlinson [Assistant Dean, Professional Development & Community Engagement]


March 18, 2020

Please note that moving to work in an online environment is not always easy, for managers as well as for employees. Here are a few resources that provide helpful advice:

Dr. Mark Edwards [Assistant Dean, Professional Development & Community Engagement]