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? (February 21, 2017)

  • EDC Institute 2017: Developing an Educational Developer’s Portfolio: A Hands-on Experience <This year’s Institute is offered in a blended format with two online webinars (60-90 minutes) scheduled for May 16 and June 1 and an intensive face-to-face (F2F) workshop June 23-25. The F2F meeting will take place at the end of the STLHE conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia beginning at 3pm on the Friday and concluding at 1 pm on the Sunday. For more information see the Institute’s page. 
  • EDC Conference: February 22 to 24, 2017 (re)Thinking Tradition: Hosted by the University of Guelph. Early bird registration deadline is February 20. See: 
  • EDC Annual General Meeting: Join us on Thursday, February 23 at 12:15 to 1:30 for lunch and our AGM in the Atrium, Summerlee Science Complex, University of Guelph.  Please review the proposed budget (.xlxs or .pdf) and minutes from our last AGM prior to attending. 
  • EDC Executive Elections: An overview of the process will be provided at the AGM and two EDC members will be elected at the AGM to serve on the nominations committee. End of term positions: Vice-Chair, Communications, Secretary (neither incumbents will continue next term) and Vice-Chair, Conferences. For more information about these roles, see:  Serving on the nominations committee or on the Executive are great ways to be more involved with EDC and other educational developers.  
  • Educational Development Awards: Congratulations to our inaugural award recipients
  • EDC Living Plan 2016: New documents resulting from member’s feedback in October. 

Items of Interest

  • portfolioEDC Accreditation of Programs: Framework and reviewer’s tool launched at STLHE 2016. 
  • Our first ED Guide launched at EDC 2016: Learn more about the guides and the Educational Developers Portfolio guide.
  • 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.  
  • 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!
  • 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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