COVID-19 Information for Teaching Faculty and Support Staff

COVID-19 Information for Teaching Faculty and Support Staff

This page has been developed to provide information for teaching faculty and support staff only.

Relevant Resources to Support Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty and Staff

UBC's Keep Learning website is designed to support students create good online learning habits, take care of themselves, and get support with online learning: https://keeplearning.ubc.ca/

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) has a curated set of resources re online teaching at https://keepteaching.ca/resources/teaching-assessing/

Preliminary results of an anonymous UBC survey documenting student feedback about remote teaching practices and how they affect student learning and well-being

  • Results are intended to: (1) Give UBC students a voice in how remote education is organized in the summer and fall terms; and (2) Provide UBC instructors with information to help them make remote teaching decisions with students’ well-being in mind

UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) workshops: https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/

  • CTLT has launched a Remote Teaching Institute with many timely workshops
  • They are repeating popular topics and adding capacity wherever possible
  • Must have a UBC CWL to register

 UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) Water Cooler Discussions: https://ches.med.ubc.ca/water-cooler-discussion/

  • Informal virtual discussion about how COVID-19 is changing health professions education

 UBC LinkedIn Learning workshops: https://linkedinlearning.ubc.ca/

  • Sign in with your UBC CWL and search for keywords that are of interest to you
  • Suggested keywords: “online course development”

 UBC Faculty of Medicine Faculty Development https://facdev.med.ubc.ca/

  • Some resources available through the Faculty of Medicine may be relevant to Pharmaceutical Sciences instruction

 American Pharmacists Association https://www.pharmacist.com/

  • The APhA website contains a number of resources accessible to those who are members

 Association of American Medical Colleges Med Ed Portal: https://www.mededportal.org/virtual

  • Topics are adaptable to pharmaceutical sciences disciplines
  • Collection of resources on Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact at https://icollaborative.aamc.org/collection/covid19-alternative-learning-experiences/
  • Mini-series of weekly webinars, Fridays at 9 a.m. “designed to highlight several innovative approaches to teaching and learning during COVID-19”. To be added to the distribution list for future webinars, send an email request to Mallory Lee at malee@aamc.org

National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity: https://www.facultydiversity.org/join
Select “University of British Columbia” from the list of institutions and fill out the registration form to join (use your @ubc.ca email address)

  • Once your registration is complete, you can access the NCFDD resources for free
  • The great majority of content is about personal wellness, goal-setting and career advancement for junior faculty with a focus on maintaining a habit of writing for publication, rather than on teaching, curriculum design, etc.
  • They do have a page specific to COVID-19 at https://www.facultydiversity.org/covid19 that has one presentation on pivoting to online teaching and provides links to other resources

 Coursera https://www.coursera.org/

  • A number of free courses are available through Coursera
  • Suggested keywords “online teaching”

 If you are aware of additional resources that we can add to the list, kindly use the form linked in “Additional Questions and Suggestions” below to update us.

Additional Questions and Suggestions

If you have any questions at all or would like to provide suggestions on how the program can better support you during this time, please submit them via this online form and we can try to address any concerns or forward them to units who can.

This is entirely optional and you can submit multiple times. We will review comments on a regular basis.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Guidance for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (Alberta College of Pharmacists)
https://abpharmacy.ca/covid-19-guidance-pharmacists-and-pharmacy-technic...

Protecting the Front Line COVID-19 Day-to-Day Questions (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
https://www.pharmacists.ca/advocacy/covid-19-information-for-pharmacists...

Multiple resources from College of Pharmacists of British Columbia https://www.bcpharmacists.org/

Multiple resources from Public Health Agency of Canada, BC Centre for Disease Control
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-dis...
http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/

Suspected Cases of COVID-19: Steps to take in the pharmacy (BC Pharmacy Association)
https://www.bcpharmacy.ca/system/files/assets/paragraphs/file/file/COVID...

COVID-19: What Pharmacists Know Now Series (Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists BC Branch)
https://cshp-bc.com/covid-19-what-pharmacists-know-now/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response

For UBC Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and updates, please visit https://covid19.ubc.ca/.