Cheryl Jeffs

Educational Development Consultant

On Research and Scholarship Leave, October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Cheryl Jeffs, EdD, Educational Leadership (Simon Fraser University), MA, Adult Education (University of British Columbia), and BA, Family and Nutritional Sciences (University of British Columbia).

Cheryl is an educational development consultant and faculty member at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is through a range of research-informed educational programs and initiatives, workshops, consultations, and collaborative projects. With a diverse background in professional and educational development, and adult education, Cheryl’s research interests include formative feedback for teaching development, and graduate student teaching development.

She is the academic chair of the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, and editor of Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. Cheryl’s service includes institutional, provincial and national boards and societies, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), and Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE).

Current Initiative

Formative Feedback for Teaching Development
http://ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/resources/formative-feedback

Publications 
  • Jeffs, C., & Piera, Y., (2017, March). A Gallery Walk of formative feedback for teaching development: Strategies and techniques. TI Connections. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning http://ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/teaching-community/node/321
  • Jeffs, C., & Piera, Y. (2016). Focus on formative feedback for teaching development: A guide. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary.
  • Jeffs, C. (2016). Reflections on the chapters of a book club: Implications for a community of practice. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Transformative%20Dialogues/TD.9.1.4_Jeffs_Reflections_on_Chapters.pdf
  • Jeffs, C. (2016). Graduate student teaching development: Creating opportunities for learning. PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository. http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51503
  • Jeffs, C. (2015). Reading and discussing teaching and learning: A book club experience.  PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository.  http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50565
  • Hayden, K.A., & Jeffs, C. (2015). Two disciplines, one common goal: Librarians and educational developers collaborating to enhance and advance the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository. http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50564
  • Jeffs, C. (2014). Assessment: Motivating, support and evaluating learning. Student and faculty experiences and perspectives – a panel discussion. PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository. http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50342
  • Jeffs, C. (2014). Pinning down what we do: Exploring and planning an assessment of an educational development centre. PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository.  http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50344
  • Jeffs, C. (2012). Teaching & learning career development practice: Students’ perspectives of blended learning. The Bulletin, Contact Point.
  • Jeffs, C. (2011). Blended Learning: Students' Perspectives. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education Chesapeake, VA:AACE, 687-691.
  • Jeffs, C. (2009). Unpublished doctoral thesis. Scholarly Activity in British Columbia’s community colleges: Senior administrators’ perspectives. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
  • Saremba, J. & Jeffs, C. (2007). (Re)Vision of the Career Development Practitioner Program: Report. New Westminster: Douglas College, Faculty of Child, Family and Community. Studies.
  • Jeffs, C., Carr, W., MacFadgen, S. L., Paynter, R., & Waterhouse, T. (2006). Renewal of the unspoken compact: Counteracting the impacts of globalization on higher education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, 3116-3117.
Presentations 
  • Jeffs, C., & Piera, Y. (2017, February). Revisiting, refocusing, and reinvigorating formative feedback for teaching development. Workshop presentation at the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Annual Conference, Guelph ON.
  • Jeffs, C. (2016, May). Teaching development through formative feedback. Roundtable presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2016, May). Graduate student teaching development: Creating opportunities for learning. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.
  • Paris, B., Jeffs, C., Powell, J., & Ruddock, K. (2016, May). Forging creative partnerships: The creation of an open access publication. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2016, February). Developing graduate student teaching competencies: Within and beyond the borders of the academy. Poster accepted at the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Annual Conference, Windsor ON.
  • Jeffs, C., & Hayden, A. (2015, November). Collaborat/ion/ive/ing to enhance and advance the practice, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Poster presented at the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2015, June). The PEARLS Model: educational developers as collaborators in enhancing teaching and learning. Poster presented at ICD Continental Symposium, Victoria, BC.
  • Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Reflective practice: Being intentional and explicit in graduate student teaching assistant development. Session accepted at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa, ON.
  • Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Reading and discussing teaching and learning: A book club experience. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.
  • Hayden, A. & Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Two disciplines, one common goal. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2015, February). Taking a leap from graduate student teaching assistant: Can reflective practice be taught. Roundtable session presented at the EDC Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2015, January). Enhancing the advancement of scholarship of teaching and learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Jeffs, C., Berenson, C., & Mueller, R. (2015, January). Preparing for the now, preparing for the future: Graduate student teaching development. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Jeffs, C., Matheos, K., Vaughn, G., & Wuetherick, B. (2014, April). Inspiring and implementing change across the institution. Invited Panel Presentation, sponsored by COHERE, at the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, Halifax NS.
  • Jeffs, C. (2014, May). Pinning down what we do: Exploring an assessment of an educational development centre. Poster presented at the 2014 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2013, June). BLEEP. What do we know? Blended Learning Enhancing Emerging Practice – Implications for faculty development. Presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria BC.

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