Educational Leadership 10-year review

Dr. James Charbonneau teaching in a Science One classroom, speaking to two students.
Dr. James Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in a Science One Classroom. Photo credit: Paul H. Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing

The Educational Leadership (EL) tenure-track faculty stream at UBC has been in place in its current instantiation for a decade now. It has been pivotal in enhancement of teaching excellence and innovation across UBC, and as a model for teaching-focused faculty in research-intensive institutions has been widely referenced and emulated by other institutions. Educational Leadership (EL) at UBC is defined* as: "an activity taken at UBC and elsewhere to advance innovation in teaching and learning with impact beyond one's classroom."

This Educational Leadership Faculty Stream 10-year review project (EL@10) aims to evaluate the impact of the introduction of this stream, identifying and highlighting successes over this period and highlighting future opportunities to support UBC's strategic goals. Under the direction of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, pro tem, the three key phases of the work are:

  1. To analyze growth and distribution of EL faculty positions across UBC over the period 2012-2022.
  2. To seek to understand the impact of 10 years of the EL stream at UBC across dimensions of teaching, learning, the student experience, curriculum innovation, scholarship and departmental and institutional culture.
  3. To identify opportunities for future alignment and support of key UBC strategic priorities (including but not limited to IAP, ISP, ARIE etc.).

The EL@10 project will employ a mixed methods approach of both quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis to understand the longitudinal impact of implementing a redesigned tenure-track faculty stream.

For any questions on this project, please contact:

Debbie Hart, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, or

Dr. Simon P Bates, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning (on leave until July 2024)

1: Taken from the current UBC Collective Agreement for Faculty, 4.04a, available online at