RE: STLHE’s Message to the EDC Membership

Dear EDC Members,

We have read STLHE’s unilateral announcements with shock and betrayal. They emailed the EDC Executive within minutes of the EDC membership and STLHE membership. No notice was given to EDC Executive.

We did not request dissolution this month. We requested conversations to lead to dissolving to take place together prior to the voted on July 1, 2022 dissolution with the final date being provided to the EDC membership. As their multiple emails disagree with each other, we are unable to confirm if the motion has been passed by STLHE board or if they are voting on November 19th. We declare they are misrepresenting the request.

We have requested multiple times for STLHE to meet with the EDC Exiting team since August. They have not once confirmed a meeting with us. They have not responded to requests to meet about EDC budget for 2022. And they have not agreed to release the funds EDC members have stewarded.

Note this dissolution would allow STLHE not to release the equity funding promised to EDC membership in the 2021 budget. Their unilateral action is proposing to create STLHE educational developers in place of EDC.

Fundamentally, STLHE board has misrepresented the vote to separate as it was STLHE leadership that requested the vote in July of EDC members.

Essentially they are attempting to silence and close EDC Executive and EDC community down. We have not requested any of this misleading or mistreatment by the STLHE board. We ask members to sign the following participation.

Petition <>

EDC Equity funding meeting currently scheduled for November 17th; will include a discussion about an anti-oppressive equity framework <>


on behalf of EDC Exec

EDC Conferences – for 2022 and for 2023!

EDC 2022 – Save the Date! February 23rd and 24th, 2021
The EDC 2022 Conference, hosted by the University of Waterloo, will take place virtually on February 23 and 24, 2022 with pre-conference workshops offered the week before. Please find the Call for Proposals and check out University of Waterloo’s EDC 2022 Website regularly for updates about the conference.

EDC 2023 – Call for Hosts!
The EDC Executive is also calling for hosts for the EDC 2023 Conference! If your institution is interested in hosting, or if you have any questions about hosting the conference, please contact Richard Li (, EDC Vice-Chair, Conferences. More information about the EDC annual conference can be found on the EDC conference website

Decolonial and Anti-Oppression Funding Planning Meeting

November 17th 1:00-2:00pm Eastern

The EDC Community identified a commitment to decolonial and anti-oppressive approaches to our practices as EDC and to educational development across this nation we now call Canada. In 2020, EDC set aside $15,000 in EDC funding for decolonial and anti-oppressive EDI initiatives that was approved in February by STLHE but has not yet been released. In anticipation of STLHE’s release of the funds this Fall, EDC Executives are hosting a Community Meeting to build on earlier conversations and to collaboratively decide on funding plans and use. 

Please register so we can anticipate people and so that you will receive an e-mail with a link to join: