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Educational Developers Caucus

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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? (May 11, 2015)

  • 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. 

Items of Interest

  • 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, stephanie@sfu.ca) 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.)
  • Action Groups: Related community resource pages updated and summary document available. 
  • Community Resources page and sub-menu rebuilt to house pages for different topics, all resources available at the same level and integrate the action groups and past Institute resources.
  • Addressed challenges with finding maillist information by creating “Maillist & Communications” link in left men
  • Educational Development Grants: Small grants (available now, deadline: anytime). See grants page for more info.
  • Magna Online Seminars: 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!
  • More job descriptions and mentorship resources under “Community Resources” section.
  • 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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