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2011 Canadian Assessment Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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21 March 2011
Presentation Materials
from the 2010 Canadian Leadership Forum.

5 March 2011
Registration is now open
for the 2011 Canadian Assessment Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Click here for more information.

5 March 2011
Announcing
the Winter 2011 Scholarship in Progress Presentation Series. Click here for more information.

5 March 2011
Congratulations
to Mount Royal University's 2011 Teaching and Learning Scholars. Click here for more information.

5 March 2011
Teaching and Learning
Scholars Program at Mount Royal University goes national with the inclusion of three Scholars from Royal Roads University. Click here for more information.

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4 March 2011
New Website Launch
Our new website is launched.

Featured Speakers/Collaborators

The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to have three distinguished speakers/collaborators joining us for the 2011 Canadian Forum. Each will provide useful information regarding the state of North American assessment and its relationship to scholarship of teaching and learning and all will be full participants in the day’s events.

Charles Blaich
Director of the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium

Charles Blaich is the Director of the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1986. Blaich taught at Eastern Illinois University from 1987-1991 and joined the faculty at Wabash College in the fall of 1991. In 2002, Blaich assumed his current position at the Center of Inquiry. Along with researchers at the University of Iowa, University of Michigan, and Miami University, Blaich designed and implemented the Wabash National Study in 2005. Forty-nine colleges and universities are participating in this longitudinal research project on the practices and conditions that support student learning. Blaich became the Director of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) in 2011. HEDS is includes 130 private colleges and universities that share survey and institutional data for the purpose of improvement. Blaich's recent publications include “From Gathering to Using Assessment Results: Lessons for the Accountability Movement from the Wabash National Study,” “Some Complexities in the Effects of Diversity Experiences on Orientation Toward Social/Political Activism and Political Views in the First Year of College,” and “Why is Closing the Loop So Hard? And What Can be Done to Change That?”

Pat Hutchings
Senior Associate with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Pat Hutchings joined the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1998, serving as a senior scholar and then as vice president, working closely with a wide range of programs and research initiatives, including the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has written widely on the investigation and documentation of teaching and learning, the peer collaboration and review of teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Recent publications, drawing from Carnegie's work, include Ethics of Inquiry: Issues in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2002), Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2000) and, co-authored with Mary Taylor Huber, The Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons (2005). She continues to work part-time with the Foundation on a broad range of higher education issues. She was chair of the English department at Alverno College from 1978 to 1987 and a senior staff member at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) from 1987-1997. Her doctorate in English is from the University of Iowa.

Pierre Zundel
President of the University of Sudbury

Pierre Zundel is the President of the University of Sudbury, a bilingual, tri-cultural institution in the Jesuit tradition housed in Sudbury, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Bachelors and Masters) and of the Université Laval (PhD) in forestry. He has taught forestry at both the Université de Moncton (UdeM) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). From 2000-2005, He was Managing Editor of the International Journal of Forest Engineering. From 2000 to 2009, he taught in the interdisciplinary leadership program at UNB’s Renaissance College. He has worked as both a professor and in academic leadership – as Chef de Secteur at UdeM (1988-91) and as Dean of Renaissance College, UNB’s award-winning interdisciplinary leadership school from 2004-2009. His passion for teaching and learning was recognized when he was chosen as the first UNB University Teaching Professor in 2001. In the following year, he received the Atlantic Association of Universities Educational Leadership Award and, in 2003, was made a 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). In 2006, he led a team at Renaissance College that received the STLHE’s national Alan K Blizzard Award for Collaborative Teaching.