Susan Vajoczki

Director, Centre for Leadership in Learning
Associate Professor, School of Geography & Earth Sciences

CLL logoCampus Address:
CLL Teaching Commons – Mills Library 504/C

Phone: 905.525.9140 x22618
Email: vajoczki@mcmaster.ca

Research Interests


Teaching & Learning Research Interests:

  • Inquiry learning
  • Problem-based learning in the disciplines
  • Use of learning technologies to facilitate student learning
  • Use of learning technologies to make learning accessible 
  • Evaluating and rewarding teaching
  • Role of teaching-stream faculty in higher education


Projects


Current Teaching & Learning Research Projects:

Project Title Project Principal Investigator Project Collaborators
Teaching Stream Faculty in Ontario. Susan Vajoczki

Karen Menard,
Nancy Fenton,
Dawn Pollon.

Lecture Capture:  An effective tool for student learning and meeting the accommodation needs of students. Susan Vajoczki & Susan Watt  
Assessment of a new model for information literacy and geospatial literacy instruction.     Susan Vajoczki Jeff Trzeciak


Publications & Presentations


Select Teaching & Learning Research Publications & Presentations:

Vajoczki, S., Biegas, T.C., Crenshaw, M.W., Healey, R.L., Osayomi, T., Bradford, M. & Monk, J. (2011). Professional development in teaching and learning for early career academic geographers: Contexts, practices and tensions. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35(3), 395-408.

Vajoczki, S., Savage, P., Martin, L., Borin, P., & Kustra, E. (2011). Good teachers, scholarly teachers and teachers engaged in scholarship of teaching and learning: A case study from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(1).

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Vine, M.M., & Liao, X.R. (2011). Inquiry learning: Level, discipline, class size, what matters? International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(1).

Vajoczki, S. (2011). A Canadian perspective on undergraduate research. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 31(2), 41-47.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Marquis, N., & Holshausen, K. (2010). Podcasts: Are they an effective tool to enhance student learning? A case study from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 19(3), 349-362.

Pawson, E., Fournier, E., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., Trafford, J., & Vajoczki, S. (2006). Problem-based learning in geography: Towards a critical assessment of its purposes, benefits and risks. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30(1), 103-116.

Cuneo, C., Harnish, D., Roy, D., & Vajoczki, S. (2012). Lessons learned: The McMaster inquiry story from innovation to institutionalization. New Directions in Teaching and Learning. (Accepted in final form for publication in early 2012).

Vajoczki, S., Fenton, N., Menard, K., & Pollon, D. (2011). Teaching-Stream Faculty in Ontario. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Marquis, N., Liao, X.R., & Vine, M.M. (2011). Students’ approach to learning and their use of lecture capture. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 20(2),195-214.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Fenton, N., & Tarkowski, J. Lecture capture: An effective tool for universal instructional design? Submitted to the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.


Interested in


Interested in:

  • Collaboration
  • Serving as a research mentor
  • Reviewing proposals and offering feedback
  • Receiving feedback on projects & proposals


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