President's Teaching and Learning Scholars Program

President Timmons

For information about the application procedure for the 2016 President’s Teaching and Learning Scholars program, please click here. Applications are being accepted until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Please sign up for one of the PTLS application workshops or contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning at ctl@uregina.ca or 306-337-2400.

Peter Drucker, the well-known writer, educator and management consultant, once said that “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.” As an educator myself, I believe Drucker was completely correct in that assessment. Throughout my career, I have discovered that teaching and learning are dynamic processes – ones that we must constantly reconsider in light of things such as developing pedagogies, advancing technologies, and changing student needs.

I am pleased to have sponsored the President’s Teaching and Learning Scholars Program since 2009.  For the past several years, this initiative begun by the Centre for Teaching and Learning has helped over 50 academic staff members work on projects designed to enhance teaching and learning at our University. Over that time, grant holders have done innovative work in areas ranging from the use and adaptation of new technologies in teaching to studies of the factors affecting student retention and success. Each project has had its own individual focus, and together, they have created new and innovative learning opportunities that have contributed a great deal to the culture of learning at the University of Regina.

Congratulations to the recipients of the President's Teaching and Learning Scholar Awards for 2015-2016:

Dr. Michael Cappello (Principal Investigator), Faculty of Education, Dr. Claire Carter, Women and Gender Studies, Leo Keiser, UR Pride, and Krista Baliko, Centre for Continuing Education - Queering Teacher Education: Enhancing Teacher Understanding to Support Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Students

Dr. Kerri Finlay (Principal Investigator), Dr. Josef Buttigieg, Department of Biology, and Myra Zubot-Mitchell, Flexible Learning/Centre for Continuing Education and Faculty of Nursing - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Online vs. Face-to-face Supplemental Instruction in Introductory Biology Courses

Dr. Tom McIntosh, Department of Politics and International Studies - Further Development of SPHERU’s History of Health in Saskatchewan Timeline

Dr. Scott Murphy (Principal Investigator), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. David Gerhard, Department of Computer Science - Development of a Responsive Online Homework and Quiz System for Large Enrollment Courses

Dr. JingTao Yao (Principal Investigator) and Dr. David Gerhard, Department of Computer Science - Student Centred Self-Assessment for Computer-based Skilled Development

Congratulations to the recipients of the President's Teaching and Learning Scholar Awards for 2016-2017:

Dr. Francesco Freddolini (Principal Investigator), Luther College, Prof. Sean Whalley, and Prof. Leesa Streifler, Department of Visual Arts - Bring Studio Art and Art History Together: Exploring New Pedagogical Perspectives

Dr. Fidji Gendron (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Vincent Ziffle, First Nations University of Canada - Bringing Elders and Traditional Knowledge into the Classroom

Dr. Elise Matthews (Principal Investigator), Dr. Laurie Clune, Dr. Florence Luhanga, Faculty of Nursing, and Reny Loewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Evaluating Learning Outcomes of International Placements for Nursing Students

Congratulations to all of you as you begin your projects, and thank you for your continuing commitment to teaching and learning at our University.

Sincerely,

Dr. Vianne Timmons

President and Vice-Chancellor