Creating Teaching Chairs

The Provost's Task Force on Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Technology and Learning recommended the establishment of a teaching chair program.

Based on the success of the Lakehead University Research Chair program, we recommend that a similarly modelled program be established to fully recognize and support excellence in teaching. The Teaching Chair program could support a minimum of three tenured faculty members (from three different Faculties) selected through an established review process, and based on exemplary research and teaching track records. Each chair would hold the position for a period of three years, with terms staggered so that one new chair starts each year. These Chairs will form a cohort group to support each other, and be supported by Lakehead’s new teaching and learning centre. Chairs should propose a program of teaching-related research. Each Chair would receive research funds dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning and, to facilitate their work, have a reduced teaching and service load. Chairs would have a detailed plan for how results will be disseminated within and outside of Lakehead University.

If you are interested in the teaching chair program please contact:

teachingcommons@lakeheadu.ca

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