Faculty Doing Educational Development: Leading From Where You Sit
This section provides suggestions for faculty members who want to shape and influence the institution, especially when it comes to teaching and learning. Often faculty are engaged in many of these activities already. Others are not aware of the possibilities they can undertake to enhance their career, advance their understanding of their practice or contribute in significant ways at the department, Faculty or institutional level.
Too often much of the material and resources on educational development is specifically geared at those who have positions in teaching and learning centres. In a quest to find resources for supporting faculty in their current roles as educators, we created a handout outlining many examples where faculty can contribute to responding to and possibly initiating change in teaching and learning.
One side of the handout explores examples under four categories (Leading Solo, Lead by Sharing, Lead through Collaboration and Lead by Volunteering). The other side takes those four categories and expands the examples to those that might engage more in scholarly inquiry and reflection and the sharing of their expertise in a more public realm.
Handout: Leading from Where you Sit (PDF) Leading From Where You Sit (Word Doc)
Liesel Knaack and Bill Roberson (2017) | Vancouver Island University | CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons License
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