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The Scholarship of Educational Leadership in Research-intensive University Contexts:

Strategic Inquiry, Evidence-based Practice and Dissemination

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
11:30 am–12:45 pm
Online Event

Presented by Visiting Scholar Harry Hubball, PhD
Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Drawing on extensive international research and supervision experiences with academic leaders at UBC and International research-intensive universities, this interactive seminar focuses on rigorous and systematic educational inquiry to enhance curricula and pedagogical practices (including strategic approaches to program reform, curriculum renewal, faculty development, pedagogical leadership) within and across diverse institutional and disciplinary contexts. Seminar participants will be engaged in a dialogue around ontological, epistemological and dissemination considerations, as well as key processes, alignment and challenges related to SoTL/SoEL in diverse higher education settings.

Universities around the world recognize the importance and complexity of offering high quality and high engagement student learning experiences in diverse and internationally-responsive undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic leaders with roles and responsibilities for educational leadership and SoTL are thus increasingly required to account for research-informed, evidence-based, effective, efficient and strategically aligned curriculum and pedagogical practices.

In response to these significant challenges, The International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership: UBC Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education prepares senior educational leaders to develop expertise in SoTL and the scholarship of educational leadership (SoEL) practices in diverse higher education settings.

This unique and flexible program (e.g., ranging from 4-month intensive face-to-face/blended/fully online designs) is developed around a cohort model and adapted to address the strategic educational needs and circumstances of diverse higher education contexts. Over 550 faculty graduates from this program include:

  • Associate Deans
  • Program Chairs
  • Evaluation of Teaching and Curriculum Leaders
  • Teaching Award Winners
  • Senior Educational Leaders from all over the world

Further, program graduates have made significant leadership and research contributions to the scholarship of curriculum and pedagogical practices in a wide range of peer-reviewed contexts. Indeed, it is the scale and combination of high levels of multidisciplinary collaboration, engaged communities of practice, and sustained impact and program-level scholarship over a 20-year period that is a hallmark of the success of the International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership.

Webb, A., Hubball, H., Clarke, A., & Ellis, S. (2020). Strategic approaches to SoEL inquiry within and across disciplines: Twenty-year impact of an International Faculty Development Program in diverse university Contexts. Global Research in Higher Education, 3(1), 1-19.

BIO: SoEL/SoTL Research in University Settings (pdf)

A full list of the author’s publications and presentations at international universities can be viewed at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada Faculty of Education website:

This event is sponsored by the OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Meet with Dr. Hubball

Dr. Hubball will be available to meet faculty members on an individual basis on the Tuesdays or Thursdays of November 30, December 2, 6, and 9.

To schedule a meeting to discuss this topic, as well as useful and practical strategies how to publish your educational research in a wide range of SoTL-based journals, email Dr. Hubball at

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