EDC Milestones & History

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The EDC, which began as an informal group of instructional development officers, has a rich history.



Accreditation was awarded to:

  • University of Manitoba: Teaching and Learning Certificate
  • University of Victoria: Faculty Institute of Teaching
  • Humber College: Teaching Excellence Program
  • University of Newcastle: International Certificate in University Teaching


Grant funds were awarded to:

  • Faculty Attitudes Toward the Implementation of High-Impact Practices (HIPs)
    Patrick Lyons, Nectario Karagiozis, Dragana Polovina-Vukovic, Rosella Ingriselli, Carleton University
  • Using Professional Learning Communities to Foster Scholarly Practices of Teaching
    Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Cathy Bruce, Trent University
  • The Canadian Context of Faculty Development Programs for Teaching Online in PSE
    Alison Jeppesen, Kasey Fulton, Jennifer Thomas, Red Deer College
  • Academic Program Development and Review Guide
    Frances Kalu, Lindsay Penner, Kelly Hoglund, University of Calgary
  • Formative Feedback for Teaching Development: Resources, Strategies and Techniques
    Cheryl Jeffs, University of Calgary

Accreditation was awarded to:

  • McMaster University: Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion Program
  • York University: Exploring Educational Development
  • Humber College: Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate Program AND Teaching Effectiveness Certificate Program


  • Reviewed and updated the criteria for awards
  • First ED guide, entitled “The Educational Developer’s Portfolio”, was launched in February
  • Members of EDC partnered with STLHE board members to give an Institute in Tokyo, Japan at Teikyo University on the educational developer’s portfolio. They also participated in a symposium on SoTL and a webinar on active learning
  • The accreditation action group created, piloted and launched an accreditation framework for courses and programs that can now be used by developers across the country
  • The Living Plan action group updated and revised the plan
  • We now have over 200 active members of the EDC
  • Revised the EDC executive to include 3 Coordinators for the grants, webinars and Institutes


  • Developed a position paper on accrediting our educational development centres’ programs and courses
  • Expanded our grant program
  • Planned the second annual three-day Institute at York
  • Created plans to launch an EDC guide series
  • Increased international visibility with a visit from IJAD editor to EDC executive members in April
  • Launched the EDC Mentoring Webinar series in December
  • Began three new action groups including one which will review the Living Plan


  • Increased international outreach with visitors to our annual EDC conference from SHED and HERDSA
  • EDC exec members attended and presented papers at POD, ICED and SHED
  • Increased Social Media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Two New Action groups formed
  • Launched the “Wall of Thanks” at the annual conference
  • Incorporated a National Leaders meeting as part of the EDC conference
  • Concurrent to the EDC conference launched a national meeting of VP(Teaching and Learning)
  • Partnered with the 3M Council to review SOLE grants


  • Established 3-day intensive Educational Developers Institute
  • Updated EDC Conference Handbook
  • Expanded EDC Action Groups
  • Increased engagement on social media
  • Streamlined EDC budget process
  • Expanded EDC grants and bursaries


  • Finalized the EDC Values statement and graphic
  • Developed 8 key themes from the Living Plan
  • Collaborated with STLHE to create a new website
  • Aligned the AGM with the annual EDC Conference
  • Established new social media connections (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Revised the EDC By-laws
  • Created guiding principles for professional development initiatives
  • Planned for expanding EDC Institute to a multi-day format


  • Developed and introduced EDC Logo and guidelines for use
  • EDC Conference scheduling changed to weekdays only
  • EDC Conference Handbook developed to help support EDC Conference hosts
  • New Executive position Vice-Chair (Conferences) created



  • STLHE constitutional amendment creates Educational Developers Caucus
  • First EDC Executive elected
  • EDO Profiler launched