Activating Supported Educational Leadership, Research and Collaboration; or, what are these things, how does UBC do them, and where are the experts I need?

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • May 23, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning

In the CTLT Faculty Associates program, each of us works on pedagogy or curriculum project of high interest to our home department; we meet regularly to share successes, problems, strategies and outcomes and to create webs of connection among diverse UBC communities to strengthen student experience and faculty expertise. The Faculty Associates program funds and provides staff support in educational research methods; interviews, surveys, and data gathering; data analysis; and outcomes assessment.

This panel brings together several members of the current cohort of CTLT Faculty Associates for collaborative discussion of the experience of pedagogy research, curriculum innovation, and educational leadership here at UBC. Coming from Asian Studies, Chemical Engineering, English, Nutritional Science, and Wood Science, our backgrounds are diverse, but we share a powerful interest in creating better teaching and learning environments for students and faculty. Each of us will briefly describe our history in supporting transformative learning in our home units or Faculties, and then outline our experiences with different institutional systems and programs designed to facilitate that work. After these short talks, we will engage attendees in an active discussion of opportunities and options for this kind of research and leadership at UBC for faculty members of all ranks and streams. This discussion will begin with Q&A and then extend into breakout groups, each facilitated by members of our cohort, to foster thinking about paths forward for individuals’ research questions, ideas, exasperations, or musings.


Tiffany Potter, Associate Head, Department of English
Simon Ellis, Program Director/Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science
Candice Rideout, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Jonathan Verrett, Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Qian Wang. Senior Instructor, Department of Asian Studies


  • CTLT Faculty Associates Program
  • Williams A.L., Verwoord R., Beery T.A., Dalton H., McKinnon J., Strickland K., Pace J., Poole G. (2013)The Power of Social Networks: A Model for Weaving the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Institutional Culture. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 1.2


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.