As a minimum educational requirement, our instructors must possess a Master’s degree in an academic discipline that is consistent with the subject matter of the course that they are teaching in. In addition, all VPC instructors must have at least 2 two years of prior higher education teaching experience plus 5-10 years of professional or business experience in the field (or a related field) in which they teach. A doctoral degree in the discipline and professional or industry designations are considered assets for all instructor positions.
VPC currently has approximately 35 Instructors delivering course content in five program areas. The instructor group has on average 10 years of experience in classroom teaching and are recruited and/or contracted on both continuing and defined term bases. Instructors are evaluated annually through student evaluations, peer-led reviews, administrative evaluations conducted by the Director of Education and through self-reflection reports.
By sharing their knowledge and subject matter expertise as well as their perspectives on societal change and emerging social and cultural trends, instructors demonstrate their dedication and commitment to higher education thereby benefiting both students and VPC.
All instructors are involved in continuous professional development through our Centre for Quality Teaching and Learning which has developed a best practice guide and development program for instructors. The two-week program is mandatory for all instructors and focuses on the sharing and implementation of evidence-informed practices that assist instructors design meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. The program actively engages participants, features modeling and demonstrations, focuses on discipline specific content, encourages collaboration, and, identifies the support required during implementation.
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