Program evaluation of Faculty-embedded teaching and learning initiatives (workshops, forum, SoTL programs) identified a key success factor was engaging in learning conversations with colleagues. Conversations about teaching were an integral component of each initiative. Participants also reported that facilitation skills of initiative leaders were important to meaningful conversations.
Jason Ribeiro is a Ph.D. student in the Werklund School of Education specializing in Leadership, Policy and Governance. He is a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar with scholarly interests in alternative institutions, managing innovation and educational technology. Connect with him on Twitter @jason_ribeiro.
Leslie Frances Reid
Leslie is the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and leads a wide range of educational development initiatives in the Faculty. Her scholarly interests include transformative learning experiences, teacher identity in higher education and student engagement.