Senate Standing Committee on Teaching and Learning

Mandate

(approved by Senate, November 20, 2023)

  1. Advise Senate on issues in teaching, learning and related scholarship.
  2. Advise Senate on student success scholarship and practice at the qualifying, vocational, undergraduate, and graduate levels of instruction.
  3. Identify challenges of and opportunities for faculty and learners that may be addressed or supported by the Teaching and Learning Commons.
  4. Receive reports and provide guidance to the operation and planning of teaching and learning events, scholarship, initiatives and environments.
  5. Identify the forms of support needed to maintain excellence in teaching and make recommendations to Senate and other bodies as needed (such as information technology, student services, accessibility, academic integrity, etc.).
  6. Establish other subcommittees as needed to fulfill the committee’s responsibilities.
  7. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

Membership Composition

(approved by Senate, November 20, 2023)

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Student senator
  • Faculty senator or representative from each Faculty
  • Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning or designate
  • Two deans or designates

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • Associate Vice-President, International, or designate
  • Associate Vice-President, Research, or designate
  • Chief Information Officer, or designate
  • Dean, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation, or designate
  • Librarian
  • Representative, Office of Teaching and Learning
  • Educational consultant

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
 Student Senator 
Sharmen LeeDeanAugust 31, 2024
Andhra GoundreyDeanAugust 31, 2025
Leeann WaddingtonAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Diane Van der GuchtFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2026
 Faculty of Arts 
Jovita VytasekFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2026
Connie KlimekFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Catherine ChowFaculty of ScienceAugust 31, 2026
Mike MannFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
Christina Page, ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2026
Michael CoberWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2024
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Carole St. LaurentAssociate Vice-President, InternationalEx officio
Wallapak PolasubDesignate, Associate Vice-President, ResearchAugust 31, 2025
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information OfficerEx officio
Mitra GorjipourDesignate, Faculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2026
Gillian SudlowEducational ConsultantAugust 31, 2024
Melissa SmithLibrarianAugust 31, 2025
Nishan PereraRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2025

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Tuesday, September 19, 2023Thursday, September 28, 2023September 28, 2023September 28, 2023
Tuesday, October 17, 2023Thursday, October 26, 2023October 26, 2023October 26, 2023
Tuesday, November 21, 2023Thursday, November 30, 2023November 30, 2023November 30, 2023
Tuesday, January 16, 2024Thursday, January 25, 2024 - CANCELLED  
Tuesday, February 13, 2024Thursday, February 22, 2024 - in person (2400 Arbutus)February 22, 2024February 22, 2024
Tuesday, March 12, 2024Thursday, March 21, 2024March 21, 2024March 21, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024Thursday, April 25, 2024April 25, 2024April 25, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024Thursday, May 30, 2024 - in personMay 30, 2024May 30, 2024

Membership Archives

2022–2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Rajmale KaurStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Sharmen LeeDeanAugust 31, 2024
Andhra GoundreyDeanAugust 31, 2025
Leeann WaddingtonAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Diane Van der GuchtFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2026
 Faculty of Arts 
Christina Page, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2023
Connie KlimekFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Catherine ChowFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2026
 Faculty of Trades and Technology 
Lyndsay Passmore, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
 Wilson School of Design 
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Carole St. LaurentAssociate Vice-President, InternationalEx officio
Wallapak PolasubDesignate, Associate Vice-President, ResearchAugust 31, 2025
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information OfficerEx officio
Jovita VytasekDesignate, Director of The Learning CentresAugust 31, 2026
Gillian SudlowEducational ConsultantAugust 31, 2024
Melissa SmithLibrarianAugust 31, 2025
Nishan PereraRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2025

2021–2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Olivia Takaoka, Vice-ChairStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Rajiv JhangianiAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Sharmen LeeDeanAugust 31, 2024
Andhra GoundreyDeanAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Joanna DaleyFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2024
Fiona Whittington-WalshFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2024
Christina Page, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2023
Connie KlimekFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Jennifer DeBenedictisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2024
 Faculty of Trades and Technology 
Lyndsay PassmoreMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
Natasha CampbellWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2024
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Carole St. LaurentAssociate Vice-President, InternationalEx officio
Wallapak PolasubDesignate, Associate Vice-President, ResearchAugust 31, 2025
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information OfficerEx officio
Lyn BennDirector of The Learning CentresEx officio
Celia BrinkerhoffLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Leeann WaddingtonRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2023
Gillian SudlowEducational ConsultantAugust 31, 2024

2020–2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Patrick LuiStudentAugust 31, 2021
Rajiv JhangianiAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Sharmen LeeDeanAugust 31, 2024
Andhra GoundreyDeanAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES  
Joanna DaleyFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2024
Farhad DasturFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2021
Christina PageFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2023
Connie KlimekFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
 Faculty of Trades and Technology 
FACULTY SENATORS  
Amy JeonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2021
Lyndsay PassmoreSchool of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
Heather ClarkWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Carole St. LaurentAssociate Vice-President, InternationalEx officio
James McCartneyDesignate, Associate Vice-President, ResearchAugust 31, 2023
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information OfficerEx officio
Lyn BennDirector of The Learning CentresEx officio
Celia BrinkerhoffLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Leeann WaddingtonRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2023
Larissa PetrilloTeaching FellowAugust 31, 2022

2019–2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
MansiStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2020
Rajiv JhangianiVice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or designateEx officio
Harjit DhesiDeanAugust 31, 2023
Andhra GoundreyDeanAugust 31, 2022
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE  
Melody GeddertFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2021
Farhad DasturFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2021
Christina PageFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2023
Catherine SchwichtenbergFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
 Faculty of Science and Horticulture 
Lee BoudierFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
Robert Ironside, ChairSchool of BusinessAugust 31, 2020
Heather ClarkWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Carole St. LaurentAssociate Vice-President, International or designateEx officio
James McCartneyAssociate Vice-President, Research or designateAugust 31, 2023
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information Officer or designateEx officio
 Librarian 
Leeann WaddingtonRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2023
Larissa PetrilloTeaching FellowAugust 31, 2022

2018–2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
 Student 
David FlorkowskiDean / Associate DeanProvost Appointment
Carolyn RobertsonDean / Associate DeanProvost Appointment
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Melody GeddertFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2021
Farhad DasturFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2021
Christina PageFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
 Faculty of Health 
Louis Saumier DemersFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2021
Lee BoudierFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
Robert IronsideSchool of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Heather ClarkSchool of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Reza KhakbaznejadChief Information Officer, or designateEx officio
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair, SenateEx officio
Nancy NormanTeaching FellowAugust 31, 2021
Deepak GuptaAssociate Vice-President, Research or designateEx officio
Carole St. Laurent(Interim) Associate Vice-President, International or designateEx officio

2017–2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Amanda GreyStudentAugust 31, 2018
Patrick DonahoeDean / Associate DeanProvost Appointment
Carolyn RobertsonDean / Associate DeanProvost Appointment
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Meolody GeddertFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2021
Farhad DasturFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2021
Christina Page (nominee)Faculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Balbir GurmFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2021
Louis Saumier DemersFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2021
Lee BoudierFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2021
 School of Business 
 School of Design 
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
 Chief Information Officer, or designateEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nancy NormanTeaching Fellow 
Stephanie ChuAssociate Vice-President, Research, or designateEx officio
 Associate Vice-President, InternationalEx officio

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