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Queen's University

Queen's forms student learning task force

November 13, 2012

The university has established a Student Learning Experience (SLE) task force to examine the Queen’s learning experience. Student learning experience is one of the four pillars of the Academic Plan.

“I am delighted to be part of this opportunity,” says Jill Scott, Acting Associate Head, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, who will co-chair the committee. “This team will be looking at specific ways to ensure the best possible learning experience for our students.”

Brian Frank, Director of Program Development for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development, will co-chair the task force with Dr. Scott.

The task force will create specific recommendations regarding the fundamental academic skills identified in the Academic Plan as central to the student learning experience, and propose infrastructure, policy, and resource requirements to implement the plan.

These will include recommendations for academic and learning support units, including the Centre for Teaching and Learning, as they relate to the student learning experience. The mandate for the SLE task force is still being finalized but it will seek to complement the work of the current Senate Academic Planning Task Force.

“The SLE task force will make recommendations to enhance the learning experience and support innovative teaching practices that build on our university’s strengths,” says Dr. Frank.

Members of the Student Learning Experience task force are: Vicki Remenda, Associate Professor, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering; Michael Adams, Head, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean (Studies), Faculty of Arts and Science; Don Klinger, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education; Doug Reid, Associate Professor, School of Business; Jill Atkinson, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Psychology; Isabelle Duchaine, Academic Affairs Commissioner, Alma Mater Society; Matthew Scribner, President, Society of Graduate and Professional Students; Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs; Denise Stockley, Acting Director, CTL, and Associate Professor, Education; Jackie Druery, Head, Learning and Research Services for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Stauffer Library; Peggy Watkin (Secretary), Senior Associate to the Deputy Provost.

View the Queen’s Academic Plan

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