This report was prepared by Dr. Christopher Knapper who was the founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (previously called the Instructional Development Centre). The report highlights the Centre's initial goals, funding, staffing and space. It also reports on workshops and individual consultations provided, Queen's University teaching evaluations, teaching assistant training and support, use of the CTL resource library, collaborative initiatives, publicity and external relations. Finally, Knapper provides his ideas for future directions for the role and activities of the Centre at Queen's.
This report was prepared for a review of our Centre which took place in January 1999. It gives an overview of the services, programs, and activities of the IDC during our first six years and describes some of the evidence for our effectiveness and impact on teaching and learning at Queen’s, and ends with some concluding comments from the external consultants who played an important role in the review.
A report of the Principal's Advisory Committee on Instructional Development that was tasked to review the various approaches to instructional development, the types of centres in place at other universities, judge whether they were effective and whether teaching and learning at Queen's would benefit by the establishment of a centre at Queen's. This report was critical to the establishment of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (previously called the Instructional Development Centre) at Queen's in 1992.