Opening Keynote: Dr. Eric Davis
The Revolutionary Potential of SOTL: How it can Help Us Complete the Paradigm Shift from Teaching to Learning
Dr. Eric Davis joined the History Department of UFV (then UCFV) in 1992, served four years as Dean of Arts (2005-09), and has been Provost & Vice-President Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley since July 2010, after acting in the position for a year.
Originally from Montreal, Dr. Davis holds BA and MA degrees from Concordia University, and a PhD (DPhil) from the University of Sussex (England). He has held academic positions at Concordia, McGill, and Memorial University of Newfoundland.
One striking fact about the now classic 1995 article on “From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education” is how relevant it remains and how much of the agenda it lays out has still to be achieved. I want to discuss, from a Provost & Vice-President, Academic’s perspective, the organizational and cultural challenges that need to be met for universities to complete this paradigm shift from teaching to learning and the crucial role that SOTL can play.