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PD Plan for Non Full-time Faculty

PD Plan for Non Full-time Faculty

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A professional development plan has been created for Seneca’s non full-time faculty members. This plan is part of Seneca’s micro-credentials system; for each course completion, faculty can earn a digital badge.

These courses are open to all faculty and instructors.

The PD Plan for Non Full-time Faculty Members flyer for winter 2022

View the PDF version: Professional Development Plan for Non full-time Faculty Flyer for Winter 2022 (PDF).


Courses in the plan:

  • Assessment and Feedback
    This course is on creating authentic and effective assessments and providing feedback to students.
    This is a fully-online asynchronous course.
  • Authentic Assessment – coming soon
  • Developing Online Materials for Your Course
    This course is designed to help participants explore and use online tools to develop materials for their course. Participants will use principles of universal design for learning (UDL) to develop AODA compliant modules, slideshow videos, screencasts, and interactive activities. Tools explored include Adobe Spark, Google Sites, Screencast-o-Matic, Loom, PowerPoint, H5P, and MS Stream.
    This is a fully-online course with synchronous sessions.
  • Micro-teaching Sessions
    Join us for this two-day course focused on teaching strategies, assessment, and using technology in your classroom.
    This is a two-day synchronous course.
  • Teaching Unique Diverse Learners (UDL)
    This course will explore our Unique, Diverse Learners and the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning). Participants will examine a course they currently teach and take some first steps into incorporating UDL into their teaching practice.
    This is a four-week online asychronous course.
  • Teaching with Technology 1
    This course is designed as an introduction to Learn@Seneca, and provides opportunities for reflection on technology in education, and how accessibility can impact a learning experience.
    This is a fully-online course with synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
  • Teaching with Technology 2
    This course expands on the concepts presented in Teaching with Technology 1. The focus is on ways of using technology to connect with students, whether in an in-class, hybrid, or fully online setting. In this context, you will explore advanced features of Learn@Seneca to support an interactive, collaborative learning environment.
    This is a fully-online course with synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
  • The Science of Learning Series
    This course consists of a series of four online modules that will provide you with an introduction to the Science of Learning, and applications in the classroom. The series will pull insights from prominent researchers in the field such as Robert Bjork, Daniel Willingham, and Dylan Wiliam. We will also build on pertinent concepts presented by keynote speakers Joe Kim, Yana Weinstein, and Megan Sumeracki from previous Teaching & Learning Centre Events at Seneca. Participants will reflect on how research in memory and learning might inform their practice, and how we might help students adopt more effective learning strategies.

To see any upcoming sections of these courses, visit the Teaching & Learning Centre Calendar.


For non full-time faculty members who complete courses in this PD plan, remuneration will be provided at the meeting rate for the following number of hours per course:

*Before you register for one of these courses, please let your Chair know that you are registering for one of the courses in the PD Plan for Non Full-time Faculty Members.

  • Assessment and Feedback – 4 hours
  • Authentic Assessment – 4 hours
  • Developing Online Materials for Your Course – 4 hours
  • Micro-teaching Sessions – 4 hours
  • Teaching Unique Diverse Learners (UDL) – 4 hours
  • Teaching with Technology 1 – 6 hours
  • Teaching with Technology 2 – 6 hours
  • The Science of Learning Series – 4 hours

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