New Director ‘a great choice’ for TLC
Stephanie Chu, who has been interim director of SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) since 2010, dropped the “interim” from her title Oct. 1, 2011.
“We’re delighted Stephanie has accepted this position on a permanent basis,” says VP Academic Jon Driver. “She is a great choice, given her background, experience and performance as interim director.”
“It’s a privilege for me to work with faculty members, instructors, students, staff and administrators as TLC’s director during an exciting period of transition for our team,” says Chu, who earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at SFU in 2008 and is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education.
“And I’m looking forward to a continuing and strengthening our collaboration and partnership with community members to support the enhancement of teaching and learning at SFU. In time, I see the TLC as being instrumental in SFU’s teaching and learning directions and visible contributors to the field of educational development.”
In addition to her work as a program director in the former Learning and Instructional Development Centre, Chu served as special projects advisor to the Associate Vice-President, Academic on the Teaching and Learning Task Force.
Chu also worked as an educational analyst at Surrey’s Technical University of British Columbia (TechBC) and as a learning design coordinator at the eLearning Innovation Centre during the transition of TechBC to form the core of SFU’s Surrey Campus in 2002.
She has contributed to the Educational Developers Caucus, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and is active in a variety of professional organizations on both the national and provincial levels.