Educational Development Resources

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What ED Resources are available?

In addition to the ED Guides, Institutes, Conferences and Resource Review, we have compiled a selection of great resources for supporting our work and for referring faculty members. The resources are organized by topic and sourced nationally and internationally). The resources are listed and described in their original language. We welcome resources in English, French, and Indigenous languages.

Look below for great resources in the following topics:

If you cannot find what you are looking for:

  • If you have a resource to suggest, email to send your suggestion to the EDC Vice Chair, Communication.
  • If you are looking for a resource you cannot find, someone likely has it. Send to the listserv, we welcome the request. Note at the top of your message: “Please send Reply and not Reply All”.
  • Previous resources have been archived along with the entire old website.

Resources by Topic

Being an ED / Être un conseiller ou une conseillère pédagogique

  • ED Guide No. 1. The Educational Developer’s Portfolio  (CC-BY-NC-SA)
  • ED Guide No. 2. Rapport-Building for Educational Developers (CC-BY-NC-SA)
  • A Day in the Life of An Educational Developer: Part 1 – Learning Design for Deep Learning (
  • Describing ED – Conceptualizing evolving models of educational development – Fraser – 2010 – New Directions for Teaching and Learning (
  • ED Professional identities – Kensington­ Miller, B., Renc­ Roe, J., & Moron ­Garcia, S. (2015) The chameleon on a tartan rug: Adaptations of three academic developers’ professional identities, International Journal for Academic Development, 20(3), 279 ­ 290.

Course Development / Développement de cours

Curriculum Development and Program Development / Développement de curriculum et de programmes

Decolonization and Indigenization / Décolonisation et indigénisation

Diversity & Inclusion / Diversité et inclusion

Evaluating our Impact as centres and EDs  / Évaluation de nos impacts en tant que centres et conseillers pédagogiques

Internationalization and Cultural Diversity / Internationalisation et diversité culturelle

Micro-credentials (micro-certifications, badging) / Micro-diplômes (micro-certification, écussons)

  • Resources for faculty members and program staff

Online Teaching / Enseignement en ligne

  • Resources for EDs
    • We are respectfully seeking resources
  • Resources for Faculty and TAs
    • We are respectfully seeking resources

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) / Avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (ACEA)

Teaching and Learning Strategies / Stratégies d’enseignement et d’apprentissage

  • Meta-Resources for EDs:
    • Educational Developers Cookbook curated by Celia Popovic ( – This is a collection of practical ideas offered for use by the educational development community. Based on the notion of a cook book put together by a community we offer Starters (ice breakers), Main Courses (ideas for workshops and events) and Desserts (ways to obtain feedback or evaluation).
  • Resources for faculty members and program staff

Teaching Assistants Development / Formation de professeurs adjoints

    • Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Development
      • Resources for EDs
        • We are respectfully seeking resources
      • Resources for Faculty and TAs 
        • We are respectfully seeking resources
    • Graduate Teaching Assistants Development
      • Resources for EDs
        • We are respectfully seeking resources
      • Resources for Faculty and TAs 
        • We are respectfully seeking resources

Teaching and Learning Awards / Prix d’enseignement et d’apprentissage

  • Meta- Resources for EDs about Awards:
    • Preparing a nomination tips for 3M National Teaching Fellowship, STLHE
    • Tips for submitting award nominations, ASHA, While not focused on teaching awards the suggestions about opening line and matching the characteristics resonate.
    • What makes a great teaching award nomination dossier?, University of Calgary – describes how to focus on the most important piece, and tips for the philosophy, alignment, authentic expression and critical reflection 
    • Chism, N.V.N. (2006). Teaching awards: What do they award? The Journal of Higher Education, 77(4), 589-617. – journal article about teaching awards in higher education, primarily considering three dimensions used in judging nominated candidates: criteria, evidence and standards. The author disregarded the standards in the analysis as they were not included in any of the programs. The study included a random sample of 144 teaching awards in 85 institutions located in 33 states. The author recognized that the evidence was detached from the criteria. Among all the 144 award programs, only two had the evidence aligned with the criteria for their awards. Criteria of awards selection sometimes are not specified, and if specified, usually take the shape of eligibility requirements. The results of this paper show the ambiguity of the conceptualization and evaluation of teaching practices in higher education. In an attempt to identify the criteria of excellent teaching, the author presented the results that merged from various studies, which identified three main factors: organization, communication and fairness in grading and providing feedback. Additional factors were also identified, which are rapport, clarity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and assigned workload, and mastery of subject matter. The author concluded with two recommendations: to identify the criteria of these awards and to align these criteria with the evidence required. 
  • Resources for faculty members and program staff for Awards
    • 3M National Teaching Fellowship, STLHE – Nomination package for an individual faculty member at universities or colleges awarded annually to up to 10 individuals for excellence in teaching and leadership in teaching and learning. 
    • Alan Blizzard award, STLHE – National award for groups of two or more individuals that recognizes and celebrates excellence in collaborative teaching and learning in post-secondary education.
    • D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, STLHE – National award that celebrates and recognizes up to five post-secondary educators each year for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.
    • SoTL Poster prize, STLHE – awarded for poster at the national STLHE conference that engages attendees in an interactive way and to explore creative, effective and innovative teaching and learning practices
    • List of external grants, Queen’s University – identifies some foundations providing grants
    • Medical Education research grants list, Queen’s University – Identifies educational research funding for medicine and related areas. 
    • Check within your institution, some provide funding for research on teaching, or course or curriculum development funding.

Within Disciplines / Au sein des disciplines

  • Humanities
    • We are respectfully seeking resources
  • STEM
    • We are respectfully seeking resources


If you have a resource to suggest, email to send your suggestion to the EDC Vice Chair, Communication.