Diploma in University Teaching

The Diploma in University Teaching (DUT) provides opportunities for participants to develop and/or enhance knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning practices.


The DUT is specifically developed for new faculty members, contract academic instructors and graduate student teaching assistants. Other members of the UNB Saint John teaching community as well as educators from the Tucker Park Collaborative are also invited to participate.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for the DUT will be met through active participation in workshops, self study, micro-teaching presentations (or teaching observations) and learning assignments tailored to meet the needs of individual participants.

As a participant in the DUT you will: 

  • Work individually and/or collaboratively to design or re-design a course (syllabus, learning objectives, instructional methods and materials and lesson plan); 
  • Demonstrate teaching strategies relevant to large or small classes including the effective use of educational technologies; 
  • Address practical issues related to assessment of learning including reliable Classroom Assessment Techniques [CATS]; 
  • Engage in reflective teaching practice by constructing a teaching philosophy statement and developing a teaching dossier; 
  • Give feedback that is critical to the ongoing development of teaching practice to DUT participants and receive feedback of the same nature from DUT participants. 

DUT schedule

The program will be held in April 2018, dates to be announced.

Registration and program fee:

To register for the Diploma in University Teaching or for further information, please contact the DUT Coordinator Margaret Anne Smith. The registration fee is $325.00 for those affiliated with UNB, NBCC and DalMedNB. The fee covers resource materials. Bring your own lunch.

Contact information

Margaret Anne Smith

Email: msmith@unb.ca