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Educational Developers Caucus



The Caucus defines itself as a community of practice with a mission to work within the aims and structure of the STLHE to facilitate the advancement and evolution of educational development as a field of practice and scholarship by communications, networking, professional development opportunities and advocacy strategies. For more information about the EDC, see “About the EDC“.

What’s New? (January 18, 2016)

  • Reminder: EDC 2016 is taking place in Windsor, ON. Early Registration deadline: January 18. Lunch starts at 12:15 and the EDC AGM occurs from 12:30 to 2:00 on Wednesday, February 17. Please review the February 13, 2015 AGM Minutes  in advance to approve them at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
  • Mentoring Webinar Archives:“Moving on Up: Making transitions in your work as an educational developer”  was the first in a series of mentoring webinars planned to support the needs of developers in meeting their career goals. For these videos and a description of the upcoming webinar on January 26 from 12 to 1:30 pm EST, see the Mentoring page.  
  • Update on Action Groups: Educational Developers Portfolio, Mentoring and Education for Sustainability. The mentoring page includes links to video summaries of the first Webinar.
  • All Exec. minutes have been posted

Items of Interest

  • EDC Executive webpage: Added new EDC Executive members. Terms officially start and end on June 16. A huge thank you to Erika Kustra and Jordanne Christie!
  • The EDC General Meeting and Dialogue took place at STLHE 2015 on Tuesday, June 16 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Seymour room, Westin Bayshore. Last year’s slides and minutes (revised June 7, 2015). Natasha Kenny facilitated a Dialogue portion on updates on the EDC Living Plan based on the action group’s work. 
  • Main Action Groups page and individual action group pages have been updated as of today. 
  • 2015 Grant recipients and proposal information: Uploaded. 
  • EDC’s 2015 Approved Budget: Uploaded.
  • EDC Institute 2016: The EDC is delighted to invite proposals to offer the next 3-day intensive Educational Developers Institute for newer developers and for advanced developers. This is an excellent opportunity to gather developers locally and from across the country for an in-depth networking and professional development opportunity. More information.
  • Congratulations and welcome to Celia Popovic and Erin Aspenlieder who will be taking on the roles of Vice-Chair, Conferences and Secretary starting in June, and Stephanie Chu’s second term as Vice-Chair, Communications. Thank you to everyone who put their names forward. We hope that you’ll continue to be involved with EDC in other ways.
  • The Accreditation action group has completed its work and submitted a final discussion document.  
  • EDC Institute Resources: Congratulations to York University for a successful EDC Institute last month. Materials from various sessions may be found on the Institute resources page. Specific content will be cross-referenced under “Community Resources” at a later date.
  • Call for Grant Applications and Proposal Reviewers: See the grants page. Also, new pages have been created on how to apply for a grant or become a reviewer and information on funded projects
  • EDC 2016: Join us in Windsor, ON!
  • EDC 2015: Call for artifacts and photos! Please send your conference photos and artifacts from sessions to the Vice-Chair Communications, (Stephanie Chu, with related information (i.e. session or event title, authors/people involved/gave approval for their photo to be included, short description of the materials submitted.)
  • Magna Online Seminars: Save 20%! Each semester, Magna, a STLHE Partner, offers a variety of online seminars that address critical issues facing faculty and administrators. These live, interactive sessions feature leading educators and include opportunities for a healthy exchange of ideas between participants. The current list of seminars is available on the STLHE web site and for every STLHE member that uses our links to the seminars MAGNA contributes to STLHE. And, remember there’s never a charge for inviting colleagues to sit in!
  • The new EDC website is no longer under development due to unexpected challenges with the company for all STLHE sites.
  • Maillist: Instructions on how to remove yourself from the maillist are at the bottom of each email. You need to use the exact email address that you submitted when joining EDC, or the current email address we have on file for you.

For any updates or contributions to the current EDC website or if you need assistance with the EDC maillist, contact Stephanie Chu, Vice-Chair, Communications.


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