Advancing high-impact teaching and learning

Advancing high-impact teaching and learning

The new Education Leaders-in-Residence Program will help faculty members bring new pedagogical practices to the university.

By Communications Staff

September 21, 2021


Queen’s prides itself on the high quality of education students receive in their courses from innovative instructors. To continue to advance teaching and learning at the university, Queen’s Associate Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) is launching the Education Leaders-in-Residence (ELIR) program. The program is designed to support the development of high-impact practices by providing Queen’s faculty members with protected time and funds to develop and implement campus-wide teaching and learning initiatives.

“The Education Leaders-in-Residence Program will be a key part of our work to advance effective pedagogies as we implement the university's new strategy,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green. “Queen’s is full of passionate leaders who are always looking to stay on the leading edge of educational practice, and this program will help them implement new practices across the university.”

Each ELIR will dedicate approximately 20 per cent of their time to the ELIR program and will receive a teaching and learning development fund of $15,000 over two years. The Education Leaders will consult broadly to develop and implement actionable and innovative teaching and learning projects, with clearly stated outcomes.

ELIR applications are currently being sought to develop teaching and learning initiatives in three priority areas:

  • teaching and learning practices that foster interdisciplinarity;
  • mental health and the teaching and learning environment;
  • anti-racism and intersectional pedagogies.

“By focusing on these three priority areas, we aim to meet some of the most pressing pedagogical needs of our students and instructors,” says Associate Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) Klodiana Kolomitro. “The new program is open to all faculty members and we look forward to receiving applications from across the university.”

Applications for ELIR must include a cover letter, CV, and list of three referee names and their affiliations. The deadline to apply is November 1 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Learn more about ELIR and how to apply on the Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) website.