T&L Centres Leadership

Teaching & Learning Centres Leaders Action Group

(formerly New Centres & Directors Action Group)
 

Overview: This action group started with the idea of supporting new centres and directors, but evolved into a network among educational developers in leadership roles. The group supports the EDC living plan by building our professional capacity in leadership skills, engaging our community, building resources and sharing organizational development/facilitating change practices.

Team Members: Natasha Kenny, Nancy Turner, Suzanne Sheffield, Erika Kustra, & Stephanie Chu. 

Timelines: Established late in 2014, Ongoing

Activities: Met at EDC and STLHE the past three years. The next planned meetings is at STLHE 2017 (contact Natasha Kenny). 

 

Resources from EDC Community Members

Workplans: The following documents are teaching and learning centre ‘workplans’ or templates of such plans contributed by EDC colleagues.  A ‘workplan’ refers to the kind of document that may be used by a Centre to capture the relationship between a Centre’s strategic objectives and projects. A workplan documents the scope of the work being done in a Centre and may be an important resource for eventually assessing the impact of a Centre’s work.  If you would like to share your Centre’s plan or template with colleagues, please send a pdf copy of the document to the EDC Vice-Chair, Communications (Stephanie.Chu@kpu.ca).

Other

  • Salter, Diane (2014). Approaches to and perceptions of, the role of Academic Development Units. Presented at the Educational Developers Caucus, Calgary, AB. Slides | Notes
  • Hilsen, L.R and E.C. Wadsworth. 2002. Staging Successful Workshops. Chapter 11 in A Guide to Faculty Development. Gillespie, K.J, L.R. Hilsen and E.C. Wadsworth,  Editors. Bolton, MA:  Anker.
  • Lunde, J.P. and M.M. Healy. 2002. A Faculty Development Committee Checklist. Chapter 23 in A Guide to Faculty Development. Gillespie, K.J, L.R. Hilsen and E.C. Wadsworth,  Editors. Bolton, MA:  Anker.
  • Lucas, A.F. 2002. Reaching the Unreachable: Improving the Teaching of Poor Teachers. Chapter 16 in A Guide to Faculty Development. Gillespie, K.J, L.R. Hilsen and E.C. Wadsworth,  Editors. Bolton, MA:  Anker.
  • Sorcinelli, M.D. 2002. Ten Principles of Good Practice in Creating and Sustaining Teaching and Learning Centers. Chapter 2 in A Guide to Faculty Development. Gillespie, K.J, L.R. Hilsen and E.C. Wadsworth,  Editors. Bolton, MA:  Anker. Yes, this book was a classic. And there is now a second edition, 2010 – check it out with a web search!