Queen's policy studies series
This book is based upon a HEQCO-sponsored research symposium that was held in the spring of 2008. The symposium brought together leading experts to "take stock" of the research on teaching and learning in higher education and to explore the implications of key findings. The symposium was based on the premise that, while much is known about student approaches to learning, and the relationship between how faculty teach and how students learn, common teaching practice does not reflect this knowlege. "Taking Stock" attempts to redress this situation by calling for an evidence-based approach in our classrooms, and the wide-scale adoption of effective teaching practice.
Dr. Christensen Hughes is Dean of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph. Julia is an accomplished management scholar who is committed to helping improve the effectiveness of organizations through a strategic approach to human resource management. She is also an advocate for change within higher education and has helped facilitate many national, provincial and local events focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Julia is past president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Her work on academic integrity has garnered national and international attention. Julia is regularly sought as a keynote speaker and has received a number of awards and honours for her contributions.
Dr. Christensen Hughes has taught at the Univeristy of Guelph since 1987, primarily in the areas of human resource management, organizational behaviour and university teaching. Her students include BComm and MBA students, senior and middle managers in hospitality and agribusiness, and graduate students wishing to pursue careers in academe. An award winning instructor, Julia was honored with the College of Family and Consumer Studies “Excellence in Graduate Teaching” award in 1995 and in 2008 she was honoured with the University of Guelph’s John Bell Award which recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding educational leadership.