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Peter Wolf to head Centre for Teaching and Learning

By Communications Staff,

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison has announced the appointment of Peter Wolf as Queen’s inaugural associate vice-provost (teaching and learning), effective Oct. 1. In this role, Wolf will direct the Centre for Teaching and Learning and work closely with Jill Scott, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), to support the implementation of the Teaching and Learning Action Plan.

“Our strategic framework reflects our academic plan by emphasizing the importance to Queen’s of the student learning experience, and Peter Wolf will play a crucial role in helping us make the learning experience even better for our students,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “Peter will become an invaluable asset to Queen’s.”

Peter Wolf, Queen’s inaugural associate vice-provost (teaching and learning).

Peter Wolf was most recently the director, teaching and learning initiatives, at the University of Guelph, having previously served as its inaugural director of open learning and educational support, as well as its director of teaching support services.

“Peter is well known for his enthusiasm, experience and expertise in fostering educator-driven enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education,” says Jill Scott. “His expertise on learning outcomes development and assessment, and his work in the use of learning analytics to better understand the student and educator experience, will be immensely valuable to Queen’s.”

Peter Wolf’s research has principally been in the area of extending education development through course and curriculum interventions. He co-edited an issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on curriculum development and has published with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

“I have already had the pleasure of collaborating with many faculty and staff at Queen's in the past and am looking forward to collaborating with many others in the near future, to further build on Queen's strengths and commitment to the student learning experience," says Wolf.

Wolf has an extensive record of service to the teaching and learning community in higher education. He is, or has been, a member of the learning outcomes steering committee of the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, the Council of Ontario Universities AODA Educators' Accessibility Resource Workgroup, and a director of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.