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Development Opportunities

Teaching is of prime importance at Concordia University of Edmonton, and the University maintains a proud record of teaching excellence. The Office of Research and Faculty Development assists instructors at Concordia University of Edmonton in improving their teaching. The service is available to all faculty members and sessional instructors on a voluntary, self-referral basis.

Recognizing that meaningful professional development in the area of teaching occurs when activities are focused on specifics and engagement is sustained over a period of time, Faculty Development offers assistance to instructors in two ways. Instructors who wish to are welcome to engage in one or both of the following:

  1. Professional Development Group Sessions. These are offered as a series of sessions throughout the academic year with tasks to be completed by attendees between sessions.
  2. Personal Professional Growth Plans. In consultation with the Vice President Academic instructors construct a personal plan for professional development targeted at their specific needs. This plan is self-monitored and self-assessed. Support for specific activities outlined in the plan will be available from the Office of Research and Faculty Development as resources permit.

To take advantage of the services Concordia employees may contact Dr. Maureen Stratton in the Academic Administration Office at maureen.stratton@concordia.ab.ca.