New Faculty Kickstart – Fall 2021

TLC New Faculty Kickstart is for new UFV faculty (Type B, Sessional or Tenure Track), by invitation only.

New Faculty Kickstart (NFKS) is a professional development opportunity for new faculty (both permanent and sessional) to get them oriented to teaching and learning here at UFV.  NFKS is an asynchronous course in Blackboard that covers topics such as Blackboard basics, active learning, academic integrity, Indigenization, Internationalization, learning outcomes and assessment practices.

While the formal NFKS ran from 17-19 August 2021, the course remains open in Blackboard for any new faculty member to access the resources at any time. You can find the link in your Courses tab in Blackboard by searching New Faculty Kickstart 2021.

If you do not have access to this course, please email for support.  For questions about course materials, please contact

The New Faculty Kickstart will be facilitated in a Hyflex model. This means that new faculty may participate asynchronously at their convenience over any of the three days, August 17th, 18th and 19th via Blackboard Learn (MyClass). New faculty also have two options for synchronous participation on August 18th.

On August 18th, from 12:30 to 4:30 you will have 2 participation options

  • Join via zoom or
  • In person on the UFV Abbotsford campus in C1426 (Limited to the first 10 faculty who register for the in-person option)

If you have any questions, please contact