Call for research participants!

Call for research participants!

Celia Popovic and Mary Wilson are educational developers, now Professors in Faculties of Education at two Canadian Universities (York and Wilfrid Laurier respectively). They are seeking your participation in a research project:

We are interested in exploring the emergence of Educational/Academic Development as a profession.

To this end we seek your support. We would be most grateful if you could spare us fewer than 30 minutes to complete our survey. We will be sharing the outcome of this research at forthcoming Educational Development conferences. 

Please visit the survey here

We do ask for some biographical data, but responses will be anonymized before being analyzed. The first question in the survey asks for your active consent, please note that since the entries will be anonymized for analysis it will not be possible for the researchers to remove your data once submitted. 

Responses may be aggregated into themes or quoted. The demographic information will be presented as a summary with some comparisons potentially made across themes.

We do hope you will support this endeavour and share widely! If you have any questions, please contact Celia Popovic –

This research project has been approved by the Human Participants Research Committee at York University, Toronto and the Research Ethics Board at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ruth Puhr

Originally from Ireland, I have been living and working in Switzerland for over 20 years, the last 17 of which have been at Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. Initially a member of faculty, I became a Faculty Development Advisor in 2018 and am now Head of Quality Assurance and Academic Development. I hold an EdD from University College London and my academic background is interdisciplinary with an MA in Ethnomusicology and MSc in Information Technology. As a faculty developer, I advocate for innovative approaches rooted in human connections and believe in the ultimate power of curiosity. My research interests include professional identity, the role of higher education in society and competency-informed practice.

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