UBC Faculty – SoEL Program

Graduates of the program include Associate Deans, Program Chairs, Evaluation of Teaching and Curriculum Leaders, Teaching Award Winners and Nominees, Tenured Instructors, and Professors of Teaching from multi-disciplinary settings.

  • The UBC SoEL Program is designed for academic leaders with educational leadership roles and responsibilities within and across UBC’s diverse disciplinary settings (e.g., undergraduate and/or graduate degree program leadership, curriculum renewal, pedagogical leadership, program–level teaching and learning initiatives). May include: Program Directors, Associate Deans, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leaders, Teaching Award Winners, Tenured faculty members/Professors of Teaching, Senior Administrators and P&T Committee Personnel. Certification is awarded through the UBC President’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Education (PDCE).
  • To apply for the 2017 UBC SoEL Program Cohort, first contact the Dean of your Faculty to express your interest to apply/be nominated. Some Faculties have internal application procedures – please check with your Dean’s Office.
  • In addition to notifying your Faculty, UBC faculty members applying for the 2017-18 UBC SoEL Program Cohort must submit an online application form before April 28th noon deadline. Faculty Nominations/Applications for the 2017-18 UBC SoEL Cohort is now closed. 

Please contact Professor Harry Hubball for enquiries about the 2017 UBC Faculty SoEL Program Cohort.

  • Begin to construct an Educational Leadership Dossier (e.g., 1-page for the following: introductory statement; philosophy statement; statement of impact; methodology employed to assess effectiveness and goals for further development).
  • Start to focus on a potential investigative area of your educational leadership practice (e.g., analysis of program or pedagogical context; rigorous and systematic development, implementation or evaluation of educational innovation). Examine the SoEL literature in your discipline and/or higher education with respect to the potential investigative area of your educational leadership practice (as well as potential peer reviewed journals/forums to disseminate your SoEL initiative).
  • Consider key stakeholders/collaborators in your educational context who might be interested to engage in a potential SoEL project (e.g., analysis of program or pedagogical context; rigorous and systematic development, implementation or evaluation of educational innovation).

Registration/Fees Process

Administration for the SoEL Program is supported by PDCE in UBC’s Faculty of Education. All matters related to the payment of fees are supported by the participant’s department/Faculty. Certification is awarded through the UBC President’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Education.

Tuition fees for UBC faculty members admitted to the SoEL program are largely covered, for eligible UBC faculty members, through the UBC Faculty Tuition Fee Waiver program. UBC SoEL Program participants will receive 9-credits of graduate-level coursework toward a Masters of Education. Scholarship funding to assist participation and registration fees for the SoEL program is funded through Faculty-specific contributions at the Dean’s discretion. Please check with your Department Head and/or Dean’s Office.

Once successful applicants have been notified, the formal registration process is as follows:

  • Apply for Admission or Re-Admission. In order to register for the Faculty SoEL Program, you must have a valid UBC student number. You will need to apply for admission as a student to obtain or re-activate your UBC student number. Complete the form here and send it to Susan Currie, Senior Program Assistant (susan.currie@ubc.ca).
  • Registration.When you have received a valid student number, PDCE will register UBC Faculty members for the Faculty SoEL Program (via the equivalent three customized SoEL graduate courses in Education: EDCP 561, EDCP 580, EDCP 560). *Admitted participants are required to pay a non-refundable $250.00 resource fee to cover the costs of: program materials, SoEL e-resource materials, external review and Certification.
  • Apply for the Tuition Fee Waiver here. You will be directed to the UBC Faculty and Staff Self-Service website (sign in with your CWL). For assistance on applying for the Tuition Fee Benefit on-line, contact your Assistant Manager, Faculty Relations click here.  Please allow for sufficient time for the waiver to be processed and applied to your account in order to avoid any late payment fees.

Fees and Payment Process

There are three fees for this program for 2017/18, as follows:

  • Tuition Fees: $399.51 (conditional based on 2016/2017 tuition fees) per credit. Each course is 3 credits for $1198.53 (conditional based on 2016/2017 tuition fees) per course. There are two (2) courses in Term 1 and one (1) course in Term 2. There are two options for paying your tuition fees:
  1. By tuition waiver – Apply for your tuition waiver here. UBC Faculty must apply for the correct amount each term.You will be directed to the UBC Faculty and Staff Self-Service website (sign in with your CWL). For assistance on applying for the Tuition Fee Benefit on-line, contact your Assistant Manager, Faculty Relations click here.  Please allow for sufficient time for the waiver to be processed and applied to your account in order to avoid any late payment fees.
  2. Self-funded - you pay your tuition fee via the Student Information System.
  • Student Fees: Student fees must be paid in both Term 1 and Term 2, in particular the UPass. Once paid, UBC Faculty can seek reimbursement from their faculty/department. Participants will be able to opt out of some student fees including AMS/GSS Health and Dental coverage. Refer to the Student Services website here for options and how to opt out.
  • *Resource Fee: $250 (one-time, non-refundable). Once admitted to the program, all participants are required to pay the resource fee via the online ePayment form.

Any fees incurred due to late payments are the responsibility of the participant.
Information accurate as of May 18, 2017