Our history

It started with a merger

The Simon Fraser University Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) was officially launched on July 15, 2019. CEE amalgamated four teaching support units—the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR), the Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD), and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC).

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An interview with the person who led the process

The plan for creating and launching CEE was developed under the leadership of Elizabeth Elle, associate vice-president, learning & teaching. She was guided by the conclusions of a number of studies and community consultations, including the reports of the Task Force on Teaching and Learning (2010) and the Task Force on Flexible Education (2015).

In an interview in August 2019, Elle shared her thinking about the merger and explained that the ultimate aim was to “align people by their skills, rather than by the artificial dichotomy of online versus face-to-face support, and so to provide more collaborative and comprehensive support for SFU instructors.”

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Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE

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