External review of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) portfolio is complete

External review of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) portfolio is complete

May 15, 2022


In fall 2021, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane and Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green initiated an external review of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) (VPTL) portfolio to inform the search for the next VPTL.

The review team was asked to consider the following areas:

  • The breadth and scope of practice of the teaching and learning portfolio
  • The resources and structures that support the portfolio
  • The portfolio’s relationship to other units, including the Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • How the portfolio should reflect the university’s Strategy, commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity, and the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism

The review was undertaken by Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia; John Doerksen, acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Western University; and Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University. 

Members of the Queen’s community were invited to comment on teaching and learning and the reviewers met with a wide range of stakeholders from Queen’s faculties, schools, student governments, and shared service units. In their report, the reviewers made a series of recommendations to strengthen the VPTL’s portfolio at Queen’s, including recommendations regarding the scope of the portfolio, future growth and development opportunities, positioning the VPTL to support Queen’s Strategy, and more.

A summary of the review team’s report and recommendations, and the Principal and Provost’s response to the report, is available on the Office of the Provost website. We would like to thank the review team for their hard work and excellent insights in this report. Comments about the report can be sent to provost@queensu.ca.