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Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International) accepts position at University of Ottawa

Jill Scott will continue in her role until June 30, 2019.

Jill Scott, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International), will be leaving Queen’s to join the University of Ottawa, where she will serve as the Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs.

“Throughout her time at Queen’s, Dr. Scott has had an unwavering commitment to advancing teaching and learning to support positive learning experiences and outcomes. She leaves behind an important legacy for future Queen’s students,” says Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal. “Please join me in congratulating Dr. Scott as she embarks on her new role at the University of Ottawa.”

Since her appointment as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) in 2013, Dr. Scott has focused on initiatives that support teaching excellence and enhanced student learning. Under her leadership, Queen’s has been recognized as a national leader in learning outcomes assessment. Dr. Scott worked with faculties and schools to expand online learning which contributed to Queen’s success in the provincial competitions for funding for online course and program development. She has spearheaded other important initiatives, including the development of the Queen’s University Learning Outcomes Framework; classroom renewal; the Teaching and Learning Action Plan; the adoption of onQ; providing leadership to Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force through her role as co-chair; and, more recently leading the development of the Queen’s Survey of Student Experience of Teaching (QSSET).

In additional to her Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) responsibilities, Dr. Scott has led the international portfolio for the last several months as Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International) providing oversight and direction to the unit, and representing Queen’s with international partners. Dr. Scott joined Queen’s as a faculty member 2001. As the Head of the Department of German, she was part of the team that worked to create the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, which paved the way for creative, interdisciplinary programming including Indigenous Studies.

Dr. Scott will continue in her role until June 30, 2019. Sandra den Otter will provide leadership for the international portfolio, for one year, as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International) effective July 1, 2019, pending the search for a permanent Associate Vice-Principal (International) under the direction of Principal Designate Dr. Patrick Deane. John Pierce will become the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) for one year, effective July 1, 2019, pending a search for a permanent replacement.