Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

The Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning demonstrates that you have completed a comprehensive program in which you have cultivated a reflective, evidence-based, and theoretically-informed approach to teaching and learning. 

In particular, postdoctoral scholars will have opportunities to: 

  • Explore evidence-based, research-informed teaching practices
  • Enhance teaching and communication skills
  • Prepare for a competitive job market
  • Build connections with graduate students from different disciplines
  • Complete a University of Calgary approved Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

What will I learn? 

By the end of this non-credit certificate program, successful participants will be able to:

  • Engage in collaborative, critically reflective conversations with colleagues to explore current issues, theories and research in postsecondary education
  • Identify and implement research-informed teaching methods that enhance student learning
  • Practice peer teaching, and collecting and responding to feedback from colleagues
  • Articulate a research question and develop a plan to conduct a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) project
  • Evaluate and select effective learning technologies and maximize spaces to enhance student learning
  • Develop a teaching philosophy/dossier that aligns key beliefs about teaching and learning to sources of evidence drawn from participation in the certificate program

How do I earn it? 

By taking designated workshops and completing a summary learning task, you can earn up to five individual University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Badges:

Each badge has its own requirements.  Once you have successfully completed all five badges, you will be eligible to receive the Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.

See a complete list of workshops that apply towards the Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching & Learning. 

When can I get it?

This is a continuous enrolment program, and you can begin at any time. Badge programs are ongoing and there are numerous workshop opportunities, so you may choose to work on one badge at a time… or you can work on multiple badges simultaneously. The entire certificate can be completed within one or two years depending on your schedule.

Who can I talk to?

For more information regarding certificate planning and completion, contact Dr. Lorelli Nowell, postdoctoral scholar. 

For more information regarding workshop registration, visit our Workshops and Events page or contact