Dr. Diane Salter appointed vice provost, teaching and learning at KPU

Sun, Mar 24, 2013


Dr. Diane Salter
Dr. Diane Salter appointed vice provost, teaching and learning at KPU

For immediate release

March 25, 2013

Dr. Diane Salter appointed vice provost, teaching and learning at KPU

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diane Salter to the position of vice provost, teaching and learning.

Dr. Salter joins KPU from the University of Hong Kong, where she was associate professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). Prior to this, she held the post of senior educational development officer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Salter has also worked at Sheridan College as dean, Centre for Curriculum and Faculty Development and at the University of Waterloo, where she was assistant professor in the Centre for Learning and Teaching through Technology.

“I am honoured to be able to take on the role of vice provost, teaching and learning at KPU and look forward to being a part of the dynamic community,” said Dr. Salter.  

Dr. Salter holds a PhD in applied cognitive science from the University of Toronto and has an extensive list of publications in the areas of teaching and learning, learning outcomes, instructional design, learning technologies, and staff development. She is currently completing a book titled, Cases on Quality Teaching practices in Higher Education.

With more than 20 years of experience in teaching and academic development in international institutions, Dr. Salter has taught extensively in Australia, Austria, USA, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong and China. She was also a co-recipient of the Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (RHIME) Award, for the curriculum developed for the special study module, ‘Pen, Brush and Camera’ (with Prof. Li Chong Chan and Dr. Julie Chen). 

Dr. Salter will begin her new position at KPU on April 8, 2013.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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