Current Elections

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites nominations for the following positions on its Board of Directors:


The Vice-President’s main role is to build capacity where required, and assist the Society’s Administrator by overseeing the Membership and Annual Conference operations.  The Vice-President also helps to strengthen relationships with its Board of Directors, external sponsors and partners, as well as institutional and individual members.  The Vice-President assumes the role and responsibilities of the President in the case of his or her absence, disability, or early departure. 


The Chair of Publications oversees and is ultimately responsible for the following STLHE publications: Green Guides, Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Canadian Journal on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) and the Newsletter.  To ensure smooth communication exists between the Board of Directors and its working teams, the Chair liaises and works with the following groups:

  • The CJSoTL Editorial Board
  • The CELT Editorial Board
  • The Newsletter Co-editors
  • The Annual Conference Organizing Team


The Chair of Awards is responsible for managing the following STLHE Awards:

  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship
  • 3M National Student Fellowship
  • College Sector Educator Award
  • Alan Blizzard Award
  • The Desire2Learn Innovation Award
  • Knapper Awards

The responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with program coordinators and adjudication committees for each award
  • Liaising with annual conference organizers with regard to the Awards Ceremony
  • Publicizing and promoting the award programs nationally and internationally and encouraging nominations
  • Liaising with sponsors, providing updates to the Board of Directors, and overseeing budgets of the award programs.


The STLHE Board of Directors is often described as a “working board.”  This means its members not only lead the organization but develop capacity amongst STLHE members by coordinating working teams to accomplish the tasks of each portfolio. Possessing and internal sense of commitment and developing a consistent allocation of time to your portfolio will be critical to moving the important work of the Society forward.

If you are willing to take on this kind of exciting challenge, we strongly recommend you contact the current Chair to get an idea of the “in and outs” of the position.  A complete listing of the Board of Directors and their contact information is available on the STLHE website.

Term of Office

The term of office is four years, beginning June 2014 and ending June 2018.

Position Requirements

You must be an STLHE member-in-good-standing in order to be nominated.

  • Your work experience should be aligned with the vision and goals of STLHE.
  • Willingness to lead and be part of a team
  • Oral communication skills in both languages are encouraged and, if lacking, we will support the development of the language skills as necessary.


Typically, there are two scheduled face-to-face meetings of the Board of Directors each year. Between these meetings, the Board’s business is primarily conducted by monthly videoconference and email.  Travel expenses to attend the face-to-face meetings are not covered by STLHE.

For more information, read the Society’s constitution and bylaws. 

Nomination Process

If you are interested in this position or know of a good candidate, please considering making a nomination.  Self-nominations will be accepted.

  • Submit a photo and one-page brief summary of yourself indicating your relevant experience, skills and motivation for the position.
  • Include a letter of support from your institution.
  • Send your package by email to Ken Cramer, Chair of the Nominations Committee

Deadline and Confirmation

The deadline for nominations is FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014.

The Chair of the STLHE Nominations Committee will contact the candidate by email to acknowledge and confirm the receipt of their nomination to the Board of Directors.


Any questions can be directed to Ken Cramer, Chair of the Nominating Committee.

This is a very exciting time in the Society’s history and you will join a very passionate and talented group of people.  Please help us to improve student learning and the status of teaching in Canada.

Nominating Committee:

Ken Cramer, Chair (Board Secretary and 3M National Teaching Fellow)
Ron Smith, Past Chair, Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows
Jim Greer, University of Saskatchewan, STLHE Member
Raj Khatri, University of Regina, STLHE Member