External review of VP Teaching and Learning’s portfolio complete | Queen’s Gazette

In fall 2021, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane and Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green launched an external review of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) (VPTL) portfolio to inform the research of the next VPTL.

The review team was asked to consider the following areas:

  • The breadth and scope of practice of the teaching and learning portfolio
  • The resources and structures that support the portfolio
  • The portfolio’s relationship to other units, including the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • How the portfolio should reflect the university’s strategy, commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and indigenousness, and statement of commitment to address systemic racism

The review was undertaken by Simon Bates, Senior Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia; John Doerksen, Acting Dean and Vice President (Academic), Western University; and Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University.

Members of the Queen’s community were invited to comment on teaching and learning and reviewers met with a wide range of stakeholders from Queen’s faculties, schools, student governments and shared service units.. In their report, the reviewers made a series of recommendations to strengthen the VPTL portfolio at Queen’s, including recommendations regarding the scope of the portfolio, opportunities for future growth and development, positioning of VPTL to support Queen’s strategy , and more.

A summary of the review team’s report and recommendations, as well as the Principal’s and Provost’s response to the report, are available on the Provost’s Office website. We would like to thank the review team for their hard work and great insights into this report. Comments on the report can be sent to [email protected]

Shirlene J. Manley