DUT Registration

COVID-19 UPDATE:

In these extraordinary times, we have decided to offer the DUT a new way. We will use virtual face to face classes using “Zoom” video conferencing. We feel confident that you will learn everything you would learn in the traditional DUT, and with the extra benefit of becoming familiar with a new way of teaching.

During this program, you will develop new knowledge and skills in all the aspects of teaching a successful course including:

  • learn new ways of teaching in an atmosphere that uses active and engaging learning strategies.
  • learn by doing and discussing your learning with your colleagues.
  • finish the DUT with more knowledge about your students and the best ways to provide environments for rich and lasting learning.
  • receive a credential that proves your commitment to being the best teacher you can be.

This is an opportunity for you to really look at how you teach, and why, and to consider new ways to engage students for more effective learning.

The focus in this course is on teaching practice as opposed to theory.  It is delivered in an online format that includes face to face classes (using “ZOOM”) and online components (using Desire 2 Learn or D2L) that can be accessed on your own time. You will have the opportunity to work with your colleagues, and to actually teach and get detailed feedback to help you improve.  You will develop useful new course materials and try out new approaches in a supportive environment of your colleagues and an enthusiastic and knowledgeable facilitator.

You will end this course with more tools, skills and knowledge to bring directly into your teaching.  You will also be more confident as a teacher.

In order to take this course, you should have access to high speed internet, a computer (not a smart phone) that has a video camera and microphone and ideally a quiet workspace for the online classes.

The next DUT program dates have not yet been determined.

Eligibility

The DUT is open to all full and part-time faculty members and contract instructors, and to all registered full and part-time graduate students for the cost of $372.00.  Non-UNB persons wishing to participate in the course will be required to pay $704.00 (based on UNB course fees).  Since enrolment is limited, UNB graduate students, faculty and contract instructors will be given first preference.

Registration

Registration for the DUT program is handled by the College of Extended Learning.  To start your registration please email extend@unb.ca your first and last name, student number (if you know it) or date of birth and address. They will advise you to proceed with payment if there are spots available. Once you make your payment, right away email them back with a reference number or what you were provided for a receipt.  They will monitor as it takes 2 to 3 business days to show on your account.  Once money is received they will register you and send you an email to confirm your registration.  Please note:  you are not registered until payment is received in full.

The program is administered by CETL's Director of Teaching and Learning Services.

Program Cost

A program fee of $372 is paid by each UNB participant at the time of registration.  Non UNB people are welcome to register but will pay the equivalent of a course fee of $704. Payment methods include cash, cheque and debit.  A receipt will be given at time of payment. 

Refund Policy:

A full refund is available up until the first class.  After the first class, a pro-rated refund is available.  After the second class, no refunds will be given.

Textbooks:

One textbook is recommended as a reference:

  • Nilson, L.B. (2016) Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. Somerset: Wiley. (This is available as an eBook through the Harriet Irving Library portal.)