Eileen Herteis has directed the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre at Mount Allison University since May, 2004. Previously, she was Program Director at the University of Saskatchewan’s Gwenna Moss Centre, and before that, at the Office of Instructional Development at Dalhousie.
A native of Scotland, Eileen studied at Glasgow University, receiving a scholarship to pursue graduate studies at McGill. Eileen has taught English, Communications and Education classes in two colleges and five universities in Canada. Now full-time in Educational Development, she focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, formative teaching evaluation, and portfolios—of every kind! With Nicola Simmons, Eileen authored the 2010 STLHE Green Guide, The Portfolio Process. She is currently developing a project on the Scholarly Teaching Portfolio.
Eileen has presented throughout Canada, in the Caribbean, US and UK. She spent two years on the Steering Committee of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; was a member of the editorial group for the STLHE Green Guide Series; served four times on the 3M Selection Committee; and has served on the Executive of the Educational Developers’ Caucus. She is past chair of Association of Atlantic Universities’ Faculty Development Committee.
Eileen’s interest in scholarly teaching is long-standing and inspired by Glassick, Huber and Maeroff’s (1997) standards for scholarly work: clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, and reflective critique. Applying those criteria, she believes that intentional, mindful teaching must also be considered scholarly work and valued as such.
Eileen is the proud recipient of the University of Saskatchewan’s President’s Service Award, given to recognize her contributions to teaching and learning at that institution.