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ERIC Number: EJ1060214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence: The University of Guelph EnLITE Program
Buchholz, Andrea; Wolstenholme, Janet
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v7 n1 2014
Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence (EnLITE) is a one-year program (Sept to Aug) at the University of Guelph. It is designed to engage mid-career faculty in the theory, practice and scholarship of teaching and learning, and to establish and support a faculty community of practice which provides mentorship and leadership in teaching and learning in higher education. Divided into two subprograms, faculty participants enrolled in EnLITE I critically examine and discuss scholarly topics on teaching and learning and in their own disciplines; collaborate with a teaching mentor; engage in classroom observation and peer feedback; and demonstrate commitment to continual improvement through completion of an individual program learning plan, critically reflective teaching practice, and creation of an electronic teaching dossier (ePortfolio). Participants meet twice monthly, in the larger cohort and in smaller groups called "Action Learning Sets." Those wishing to engage in pedagogical research may concurrently or subsequently enrol in EnLITE II, also a one-year program. Participants in EnLITE II develop, implement and disseminate research on teaching and learning in higher education, and are expected to demonstrate how results of their research inform their teaching practice. Participants meet monthly in Action Learning Sets. Each participant in EnLITE I and II embarks upon a process unique to their individual goals and objectives. The expected time commitment for each program is approximately 5 hours per week. Participants' progress is evaluated on a pass/fail basis against their own individual learning plan, and program outcomes. We see commitment to teaching and learning as being rewarded both in the classroom from students, as well as faculty satisfaction and increasingly, in tenure and promotion decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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