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Friday, June 24 • 10:00 - 10:50
CON11.07 - One Faculty Development Program, Six Colleges: Effecting change on a grand scale

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Six Ontario colleges have been working collaboratively to renew a major, multi-year faculty development program. Through this process of program improvement, the six participating schools are experiencing powerful, institution-wide shifts in the discourse around teaching, learning and student engagement. We invite participants of this session to explore the ways in which the authors are leveraging a faculty development program to reinvigorate conversations about teaching and learning within their colleges, to build high-quality open educational faculty development resources, and to conduct meaningful SOTL research. Participants will discuss how lessons learned through the College Educator Development Program (CEDP) renewal process might be adapted for implementation at their home institutions.

Through large and small group discussion, participants will analyze Taylor’s (2005) framework for Academic Leadership and relate the framework to CEDP as a case study. They will identify effective practices that have enabled the CEDP faculty development initiative to influence institution-wide teaching and learning practices. Participants will then be invited to reflect on their own faculty development initiatives to evaluate the ways in which their approaches currently align with the Taylor and Schonwetter model and what opportunities might exist for enhancement or adaptation.

Following an overview of the CEDP program, participants will:
  • Analyze the impact of the renewed CEDP on the culture of teaching at the six participating Colleges.
  • Discuss how these practices might inform initiatives at their home institutions.
  • Apply Taylor’s (2005) framework for Academic Leadership to identify effective practices that have enabled CEDP to be a vehicle for institution-wide educational change.

Taylor, K. L. (2005). Academic development as institutional leadership: An interplay of person, role, strategy, and institution. In International Journal for Academic Development, Vol. 10, No. 1, May 2005, (pp. 31–46).


Mike Van Bussel

Fanshawe College
Dr. Michael Van Bussel is a Teaching and Learning Consultant with Organizational Development and Learning at Fanshawe College. His research background includes topics such as organizational development, group dynamics and pedagogy. As the Chair of School of Language and Liberal Studies... Read More →
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Janice Cardy

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Conestoga College
Janice Cardy is a faculty member at Conestoga College, currently acting as an Teaching and Learning Consultant in Organizational Development. She is a longstanding member of the CEDP Planning Team and played a significant role in its renewal. Janice has taught for 12 years in the... Read More →

Natasha Hannon

Dr. Natasha Hannon is the Manager of Educational Development at Niagara College and an adjunct researcher at The Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Western University. Natasha has extensive experience conducting SoTL research, most recently developing... Read More →
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Steve Minten

ELearning Manager, Lambton College
Steven Minten is a Carpentry Professor at Lambton College. He also serves as the faculty mobile learning coach and mentor and the CEDP coordinator for Lambton College. He has taught for six years in the Carpentry Department at Lambton College where he served as the program coordinator... Read More →

Additional Authors

James Mears

James Mears is a nursing professor at St. Clair College. Currently, he teaches theory, lab, and clinical courses in both the collaborative and practical nursing programs. James has varied experience and practice with implementing selected technologies within the classroom. Prior to... Read More →

Leslie Marshall

Leslie Marshall is the Learning and Development Consultant at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Mohawk College. He has broad experience in SoTL research, most recently in an interdisciplinary study into the dual identities of students in Mohawk College / McMaster University collaborative... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 10:00 - 10:50 EDT
UCC 60