Over the 40 years since the establishment of STLHE, a lot has changed. We started out as a small group of educational developers (who could fit in one room!) and created the Society to reflect our common goals and interests in teaching and learning. That small group has evolved into a diverse membership of almost 1000 – administrators, faculty, staff, researchers, educational developers, students, and other like-minded individuals – from a variety of educational institutions, organizations, and disciplines. Working together to improve teaching and learning in our institutions has given STLHE life and vision. Throughout this important work, we have witnessed development and change and have also worked together to solve problems and challenges. These problems and challenges have been no less evident during this pandemic, when many of us have had to make large shifts in our personal and institutional teaching and learning processes, frameworks, and even philosophies. Our collective and individual efforts should be celebrated as we see changes reflected in the higher educational landscape in Canada. As this landscape changes, we need to think about how those changes are enacted in STLHE.
With the recent by-law change and report of the STLHE Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, there is an opportunity to reimagine the future of STLHE. The STLHE Board is committed to engaging with all members in the coming months on these matters. Please see the Envisioning a Path Forward for more information and join us in an open meeting on November 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT.
STLHE Board of Directors