Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership of the Society to oversee the Society’s activities.  The term of office for each position is normally four years. The Board is responsible for setting the Society’s general policies and achieving the said goals by planning and ensuring continuity of the Society’s activities. They meet twice a year at STLHE Conferences and each month by online videoconference.  Most of the Board’s business is conducted by email and online video conferencing.

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Board Members:

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    Robert Lapp

    President

    Robert K. Lapp, Ph.D.
    W. Purvis Chair of English Literature
    Head, Department of English Literatures
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    Mount Allison University
    62 York Street
    Sackville, NB E4L1E2
    Phone: (506) 364-2546

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The President, subject to the authority of the Board, is the Chair of the Board, and as an Officer of the Society is Chair of the Executive Committee. As Chair of the Board and Executive Committee the President provides the overall direction and leadership of the Society by insuring that STLHE’s national and international activities are in accordance with the Society’s Bylaws, Vision and Goals and by obtaining the consensus of Board and Executive Committee members. The President is responsible for advocating for the Society and maintaining the Society’s profile as a pre-eminent national voice, and world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. The President, in consultation with the Secretary and Treasurer, oversees the work of the STLHE Administrative unit.

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    Denise Stockley

    Vice-President

    Denise Stockley
    Professor, Education
    Queen’s University
    B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
    Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
    Phone: (613) 533-6428 

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW –The Vice-President assists the President in managing relationships with STLHE members, the Board of Directors and the Society’s partners, and remains available to assume the role and responsibilities of the President in the case of the President’s absence, disability, or if the President leaves office early. The Vice-President’s main responsibility is as a capacity builder providing leadership in enhancing and developing the goals and vision of the Society and exploring new directions for the Society. The Vice-President provides leadership in the development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness of the Board and works closely with Standing Committee Chairs to achieve their responsibilities by providing assistance in the selection of Standing Committee members. The Vice-President assists with the identification and encouragement of potential future conference hosts, provides advice and guidance to the Organizing Committee of the Society’s Annual Conference and is their contact with the Board providing guidance concerning possible resources, maintaining the Conference Manual with operational and strategic directives for the conference hosts, and is a member of the Conference site-visit team 8 to 12 months prior to each year’s conference.

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    Jon Houseman

    Secretary

    Jon G. Houseman, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    University of Ottawa
    30 Marie-Curie
    Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5
    Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 2477 

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The Secretary is responsible for governance, including Bylaws and Policies, of the Society: is the custodian of all non-financial books, papers, records, documents and other instruments of the Society, including those required for compliance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act; is the custodian of the seal of the Society, and performs other duties as required by the Board. For meetings of the Board, Executive and Nominations Committees, Annual General Meeting and Special meetings of members, the Secretary consults with the President on the meeting agenda, distributes the agenda and supporting documents to the members, attends these meetings, advises on appropriate process and procedure during the meeting, and prepares minutes for distribution to attending members. For Board meetings the Secretary prepares an Executive Summary of the meeting for the members of the Society. The Secretary is responsible for the accuracy and currency of the STLHE Membership Centre’s list of members and coordinates the use of these lists for announcements by the Executive and Nominations Committee, Board, and Affiliated Groups including notices of meeting, posting of open positions within the Society or any of its Affiliated Groups, publication of the STLHE email blasts, and any other notifications to members as required by the Board. The Secretary is responsible for the accuracy and currency of the STLHE website through consultation with the Chairs of Standing Committees and Affiliated Groups of the Society.

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    Robert Sproule

    Treasurer

    Robert Sproule
    Retired
    School of Accounting and Finance
    200 University Ave W.
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G1
    Phone: 519-888-4567

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—The Treasurer is the custodian of all financial books, papers, records, document and other instruments belonging to the Society. The Treasurer, in consultation with the Executive Committee, Chair of the Standing Committee for Awards and/or Awards coordinators, and the Treasurers of the Constituencies, prepares the annual budgets of the Society for approval by the Board. The year-end financial statement is the responsibility of the Treasurer who laises with the Public accountant, as required, to complete and present the year-end Financial report, multiple year-end statements, and the audited financial statements at the Annual General Meeting of the Society. The current year-end for the Society is December 31 and may be changed on recommendation of the Treasurer and approval by the Board. The Treasurer oversees financial statements and ensures the reconciliation of bank statements, provides the Board with regular updates on Society finances, approves invoices and expenses exceeding $500, conducts (with the President) the Annual Review of the Society’s financial administration, and performs other duties as requested by the Board. The Treasurer is also the Chair of the Finance Committee consisting of, subject to approval by the Board, Society members appointed to the Committee and that meets at least once a year.

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    Debra Dawson

    Chair, Educational Developers Caucus

    Debra Dawson
    Director, Teaching Support Centre
    Teaching Support Centre
    Room 122, The D.B. Weldon Library
    The University of Western Ontario
    London, Ontario N6A 3K7 
    Phone: (519) 661-2111

    Term of Office—June 2012 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The chair of the Educational Developers Caucus is responsible for providing overall leadership for the EDC, raising the profile of faculty development, coordinating special faculty development projects, and ensuring the alignment of EDC Mission and Goals with those of the Society. As a member of the STLHE Board, the EDC Chair is an advocate for the Caucus by informing and updating the Board, members of the Society, and others beyond the Society on faculty development activities and special initiatives of the EDC. The EDC Chair is also a member of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Selection Committee and represents the EDC at a variety of national/international teaching and learning related events. Within the EDC, the Chair liaises closely with its executive and members through open communication, backup assistance, and ensuring that executive roles and responsibilities fall within the overall aims of the EDC as established by its members.

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    Esther Enns

    Chair, Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows

    Esther Enns, Ph.D.
    Professor of Education and Linguistics
    3M National Teaching Fellow
    Saint Mary’s University
    923 Robie Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

    Term of Office—June 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The Chair of the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows (3M Council) is responsible for providing leadership for the 3M Council, raising the profile of the 3M Fellows within the Society and in the broader Canadian post-secondary community of educators, and ensuring the alignment of the 3M Council’s mission and goals with those of the Society. As a member of the STLHE Board, the 3M Council Chair is an advocate for the 3M Fellows by informing and updating the Board, members of the Society, and others beyond the Society of 3M Council activities and initiatives. The 3M Council Chair is a member of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Selection Committee, participates in Beginning the Journey sessions at the STLHE Annual Conference, and attends the 3M Fellows retreat. The 3M Council Chair also represents the 3M Council at a variety of national/international events related to the promotion of excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Within the 3M Council, the Chair liaises closely with its executive and members through open communication, backup assistance, and ensuring that executive roles and responsibilities fall within the overall aims of the 3M Council as established by its members.

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    Valerie Lopes

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Awards

    Valerie Lopes, PhD
    Professor/Director, Teaching and Learning
    Seneca College
    1750 Finch Ave E
    Toronto, ON M2J 2X5
    Phone: 416-491-5050 ext. 22111

    Term of Office—June 2016 to June 2018

    OVERVIEW—The Chair of the Standing Committee for Awards is primarily responsible for carrying out the Society’s mandate for “recognition and rewarding of outstanding contributions to teaching excellence and educational leadership in post-secondary education” by overseeing and managing of STLHE Awards. The Awards Chair and/or Award Coordinators, in consultation with the Treasurer, prepares the budgets for the awards for approval by the Board. General responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee, are to prepare and revise job descriptions for recruiting suitable and committed awards coordinators who are selected by recommendation of the Chair and approval of the Board. With the exception of the 3M National Student Fellowship and the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the Chair provides ongoing support to help the coordinators manage all aspects of the award including: setting criteria, call for nominations, adjudication, announcement of successful nominations. With the assistance of the Awards Chair, the Executive of the 3M Council of National Teaching Fellows provides advice and guidance from the Council on all aspects of the 3M National Student Fellowship and 3M National Teaching Fellowships Programs. The Chair of the Standing Committee for Awards plans for the celebration at the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Conference of the Society and works closely with the Partnerships Chair with regard to the sponsorship of the awards.

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    Christine Gaucher

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Bilingualism Advocacy

    Christine Gaucher
    Pedagogical Counsellor
    Pedagogy
    Université de Sherbrooke
    2500 boulevard de l’université
    Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1
    Phone: 819-821-8000

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to promote and facilitate the participation of Francophone Post-Secondary Educators from across Canada in the activities of the Society through a network of Francophone Colleagues. The Chair is the Society’s ambassador at learning events/activities in Francophone venues across Canada and, where possible, overseas quality in existing bilingual communications of the Society and spearheads projects that would further the Society’s Francophone presence. The Chair and members of the Standing Committee are responsible for raising the profile of the Francophone members within the Society and the bilingual profile of the Society to the Canadian Post-secondary community.

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    Tim Loblaw

    Chair of the Standing Committee for College Advocacy

    Tim Loblaw
    Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Enhancement
    Learning Resource Services
    Bow Valley College
    Calgary, AB  T2G 4V1
    Phone: (403) 476-2240

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2017

    At the STLHE Board Meeting February 19, 2016 the policies of the Society were changed and the Chair of the College Sector Educators Community Special Interest Group became the ex officio Chair of the Standing Committee for College Advocacy.

    OVERVIEW The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to Chair the College Sector Educators Community Special Interest Group, to represent the needs, concerns, and aspiration of faculty and professionals who work in Colleges, Institutes, CEGEPS, and Polytechnics across Canada to the Society. The Chair of the Standing Committee liaises with Colleges and Institutes Canada, and other college based organizations to promote and facilitate the participation of individual and institutional members of the College sector in the events and activities of the Society.

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    Jeanette McDonald

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships

    Jeanette McDonald
    Manager, Faculty Programming
    Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo, ON  N2L 3CF
    Phone: (519) 884-0710

    Term of Office—June 2015 to June 2019

    OVERVIEW—The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to consult with the President, Vice-President and Board to maintain, and when appropriate, develop new partnerships with external organizations that are mutually beneficial to both organizations by setting long short and long term goals for each partnership. The Chair is typically the first contact for these groups. The Chair is also responsible for the implementation of “Policy 7 – Sponsorships, Affiliations, and Partnerships” which involves updating, subject to approval from the Board, the criteria, conditions and benefits of being a Society Sponsor. Within the Society the Chair is responsible for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Society.

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    Dianne Bateman

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Publications

    Dianne Bateman
    English
    Champlain College
    900 Riverside Drive
    St Lambert, QC J4P 3P2
    Phone: (450) 672-7360

    Term of Office—October 2014 to June 2016

    OVERVIEW—The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee are to further the vision and goals of STLHE through the Society’s publications and any other duties and publications authorized by the Board. These other publications may include “Briefing papers”, position papers, conference proceedings and academic journals. In undertaking these responsibilities the Chair works closely with the Editorial Boards of CJSoTL and CELT, Editor of the Newsletter, and the Annual Conference organizing team. The Chair is the Senior Editor of the Green Guides and, with Green Guide Editorial team, sets standards and priorities, calls for proposals, receives and coordinates peer review of submissions, and oversees their publication and publicity.

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    Janice Miller-Young

    Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Canada

    Janice Miller-Young
    Director, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Mount Royal University
    4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
    Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

    Term of Office—

    At the STLHE Board Meeting February 19, 2016 The Board created a new Standing Committee, the Standing Committee for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Canada, and the Chair of the SoTL Canada Special Interest group was made the ex officio Chair of the new Standing Committee.

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    Roselynn Verwoord

    Chair of the Standing Committee for Student Advocacy

    Roselynn Verwoord
    Graduate Student
    Department of Educational Studies
    University of British Columbia (UBC)
    Vancouver, BC  

    Term of Office—November 2013 to November 2017

    OVERVIEW—The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to represent the voices of students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions by endeavouring to ensure support for them, and their involvement with the Society. The Chair brings to the Board the ideas and concerns of students regarding their learning experiences in higher education, and works with the Board to ensure that students comprise an active group within the pursuits and decisions of the STLHE.