The Educational Developers Caucus is a group of higher education faculty, staff, consultants, and graduate students who work with administrators, instructors, and teaching support staff to systematically develop skills, knowledge, values, processes, and procedures to help instructors bring about effective student learning.

The STLHE was started by a group of people who performed this very role  called  “instructional development” in the 1980s. As the STLHE grew to embrace all those who care about higher education, the EDC was created as a separate constituency of  the STLHE to provide a forum for those whose primary focus continued to be the systematic development of teaching  skills  and to enable debate, discussion, and collaboration on programs, methods and strategies to enhance teaching and learning on our campuses.

The Educational Developers Caucus now brings together:

New Educational Developers – it assists those considering, or new to the role of Educational Developer in acquiring an understanding of the field

Experienced Developers – it helps experienced developers refine and develop advanced skills and understanding

Educational Researchers – it helps bring together those who wish to investigate the efficacy of educational development efforts

Educational Leaders – Administrators, faculty members and staff experienced in the systematic development, and enhancement of teaching, across a program, Faculty or institution who create and share successful initiatives and practices

Any registered member of STLHE who supports the aims of the EDC is welcome to join.

What to Know More?

See the EDC Values  that underpin our work and the EDC Living Plan identifies current themes and topics of interest. 

Membership Benefits

Each member in good standing has the opportunity to participate in the:

  • EDC Institute – A 3-day intensive opportunity to develop new skills and insights with a stream for newer developers and for  experienced developers
  • EDC Conference – annual gathering of Educational Developers from across the country
  • Listserv – Become part of a community and ask or answer questions related to educational development
  • EDC Grants – up to $2,500 are available for educational development projects, particularly those that involve collaboration with other universities and projects of broad benefit. For more information see EDC Grants.
  • Caucus meetings-by attending and speaking at any meeting of the Caucus, voting on motions including the election of officers and exercising of Membership rights and privileges outlined in the EDC by-laws members shape the direction of the EDC
  • Action Groups – that help advance the living plan of the EDC . These groups are dynamic, changing, and  involve a group of people who work on a project of mutual interest (by videoconference, teleconference, or in person). More information on the action groups.

Become a Member or Renew your Membership

To become an EDC member or to renew your membership, you need to be an STLHE member first (or register for both at the same time). EDC is a constituency of STLHE. To join or renew online see:

If you have questions about the form or becoming a member, please contact Tim Howard (STLHE Administration) by phone at (613) 241-0018, or by email at

NOTE — You will automatically be added to the EDC mailist unless you indicate otherwise on the online application form.

Membership Fees

The EDC establishes a schedule of annual membership feels to support its work. Changes to the membership fee structure are determined by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

Membership TypeInside CanadaOutside Canada
Regular Member. $50.00 plus 13% HST $66.00 plus 13% HST
Retired Member. $25.00 plus 13% HST $33.00 plus 13% HST
Student Member $25.00 plus 13% HST $33.00 plus 13% HST

Who are Our Members?

As of June 2013, here’s a snapshot of our membership (click for larger images).

membership by province membership by region membership by title