Dr. Sue Vajoczki


   
   
   
   
   


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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Books

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


Contributions to Books

Susan Vajoczki  and Susan Watt. (2012). Lecture Capture as a Tool to Enhance Student Accessibility: A Canadian Case Study. In H. Yang, & S. Wang (Eds.), Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications (pp. 200-213). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1936-4.ch011

David Higgitt, Karl Donert, Mick Healey, Phil Klein, Michael Solem and Susan Vajoczki (2010). Chapter 8: Developing and enhancing international collaborative learning. In Active Learning and Student Engagement: International Perspectives and Practices in Geography in Higher Education. Edited by: Mick Healey, Eric Pawson and Michael Solem. Routledge.

Eric Pawson, Julie Trafford, Eric Fournier, Martin Haigh, Osvaldo Muniz and Susan Vajoczki (2010). Chapter 5: Problem based learning in Geography: towards a critical assessment of its purposes, benefits and risks. In Active Learning and Student Engagement: International Perspectives and Practices in Geography in Higher Education. Edited by: Mick Healey, Eric Pawson and Michael Solem. Routledge.

Susan Vajoczki (2009). Geography Education in Canada. In Geography Education Pan American Perspectives. Edited by: Osvaldo Muñiz-Solari and Richard Boehm. The Grosvenor Centre for Geographic Education, Texas.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Landeen, J. Jewiss, T., Vajoczki, S., and Vine, M.M. Exploring Consistency in Undergraduate Nursing Education: Perspectives of Students and Faculty. Submitted (September 2012) to Nurse Education in Practice.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Fenton, N., Tarkowski, J., and Voros, G. Lecture capture: An effective tool for universal instructional design? Submitted (July 2012) to the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

Marquis, E., Jung, B.F., Fudge-Shormans, A., Vajoczki, S., Wilton, R., Baptiste, S., and Joshi, A. Creating, resisting or neglecting change: Exploring the complexities of accessible education for students with disabilities. Submitted (May 2012) to the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (26 pp).

Cuneo, C., Harnish, D., Roy, D. and Vajoczki, S. (2012).  Lessons Learned: The McMaster Inquiry Story from Innovation to Institutionalization. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 129, 93-104.

Marquis, E., and Vajoczki, S. (2012). Creative differences: Teaching creativity across the disciplines. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1), 1-15. Online at: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v6n1/articles/Marquis_Vajoczki/index.html.

Oldershaw, L., Morris, W.A., Slavinski, H., Miles, B., Maclachlan, J., Bertram, A., and Vajoczki. S. (2012). Remote and In-Situ Photogrammetric History of the Kidd Coppe Tailings Site, Sudbury, Ontario. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33, 6559-6573.

Teeter, C.J., Fenton, N.E., Nicholson, K., Flynn, T., Kim, J., McKay, M., O’Shaughnessy, B., and Vajoczki, S. (2011). Using Communities of Practice to Foster Faculty Development in Higher Education. Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Journal Innovations in Practice, 4, 52-57.

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

Vajoczki, S., Biegas, T., Crenshaw, M., Healey, R., Osayomi, T., Bradford, M., and 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., and 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), Article 2.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., and Vine, M.M. (2011). Inquiry learning: Instructor perspectives. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(2), Article 3.  Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol2/iss2/3

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Marquis, N., Liao, R., and 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., Vine, M.M., and 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. (2010). Review of Teaching Geography by Gersmehl, P. The Guilford Press, New York, 2008. In The Canadian Geographer, 54(4), 514.

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Marquis, N., and 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.

Higgit, D., Donert, K., Healey, M., Klein, P., Solem, M., and Vajoczki, S. (2008). Developing and Enhancing International Collaborative Learning. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32(1), 121-133.

Pawson, E., Fournier, E., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., and Vajoczki, S. (2008). Assessing the uses and value of PBL in geography. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(1), 205-210.

Pawson, E., Fournier, E., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., Trafford, J., and 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.

Vajoczki, S., and Ford, D. (2000). Underwater Dissolutional Pitting on Dolostones, Lake Huron-Georgian Bay, Ontario. Physical Geography, 21(5).

Referred Conference Proceedings

Cunningham, N., Lock, P., Knorr, K., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2012). Breaking down the boundary between high school and university. Learning without boundaries? STLHE 32nd Annual Conference. Montreal, Quebec. (paper, contributed)

Marquis, E., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2012). Disciplinary boundaries and the development of student creativity. Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 32nd Annual Conference. Montreal, Quebec. (poster, contributed)

Vander Kloet, M., Aspenlieder, E., Chiappetta-Swanson, C.A., Goff, L., Marquis, E., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2012). Graduate courses on university teaching: Experiences and future directions. Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 32nd Annual Conference. Montreal, Quebec. (workshop, contributed)

Maclachlan, J., Vajoczki, S., Trzeciak, J., and Bagg, J. (February 2012). Blended  learning: Promoting geospatial literacy. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.  New York, New York. (paper, contributed)

Maclachlan, J., Vajoczki, S., Trzeciak, J., and Bagg, J. (December 2011). Geospatial Literacy: Developing an innovative and student-centred approach through blended learning. Annual Meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information. Arlington, VA. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., and Watt, S. (December 2011). Lecture capture enhances the student experience: A case study from McMaster University.  Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. (poster, contributed)

Fenton, N., Geiss, O., Lewis, V., Marquis, E., Tarkowski, J., Turcotte, L., Vajoczki, S., Voros, G., and Watt, S. (June 2011). Exploring Lecture Capture Technologies for Universal Instructional Design. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Knorr, K., Fenton, N., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2011). Mind the (Writing) Gap: A model to support academics though the writing process. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Marquis, E., Baptiste, S., Chuong C., D’Souza, N., Fudge-Schomrans, A., Gienow, L. Gruszecki, S. Joshi, A., Jung, B., Pereira, L., Robbins, A., Steggles, E., Vajoczki, S., and Wilton, R. (June 2011). Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Accessible Education. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Fenton, N., Menard, K., and Pollon, D. (June 2011). Teaching-Stream Faculty: What are the implications? Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Fenton, N., and Vajoczki, S. (October 2010). An Activity Theory Approach to Exploring Situated Learning in Communities of Practice. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. (paper, contributed)

Fenton, N., Knorr, K., and Vajoczki, S. (October 2010). What is SoTL anyways? Academic Perspectives of research-teaching linkages in higher education. Pedagogical Research in Higher Education Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. (paper, contributed)

Knorr, K., and Vajoczki, S. (October 2010). When university instructors become research subjects: A critical analysis of current teaching needs. Pedagogical Research in Higher Education Conference 2010. Liverpool, UK. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S. (October 2010). Inquiry Learning: Keeping undergraduate student learning at the forefront in a research-intensive university. Pedagogical Research in Higher Education Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., and Watt, S. (October 2010). The Changing Faces of Inquiry. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference. Liverpool, UK. (paper, contributed)

Fenton, N., Nicholson, K., Flynn, T., Kim, J., McKay, M., O’Shaughnessy, Teeter, C., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2010). Using Communities of Practice to Foster Faculty Development in Higher Education. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference. Toronto, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Knorr, K., McCurdy, T., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2010). Directly from the Source: What Instructors Want to Know About Teaching and Learning. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.Toronto, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S. (June 2011). Connecting with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Board: What are they up to? From Here to Horizon: Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Higher Education: The 31st Annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Wieble, J., Gerum, N., Ahmad, A, Vajoczki, S., and Thompson, A. (June 2011).    New Pathways to Connect with Students. From Here to Horizon: Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Higher Education: The 31st Annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Byrne, M.L., Sharpe, B., Audrey, J., Vajoczki, S., and Maclachlan, J. (October 2010). Designing your first course: How should Geographers differentiate between core and elective courses? Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Maclachlan, J., Audrey, J., Sharpe, B., and Byrne, M-L. (October 2010). Field trip planning: A geography signature pedagogy.Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Sharpe, B., Audrey, J., Huynh, N., Maclachlan, J., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2010). Workshop on planning a professional development program in teaching for graduate students and junior faculty (workshop). Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, June 3, Regina, Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Maclachlan, J., Audrey, J., and Sharpe, B. (June 2010). Field trip planning: A geography signature pedagogy. Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, June 3, Regina Saskatchewan. (paper, contributed).

Watt, S., and Vajoczki, S. (December 2009). The Many Faces of Inquiry in the Social Sciences. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium. Hamilton, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Savage, P., Martin, L., and Vajoczki, S. (December 2009). Good Teachers, Scholarly Teachers and Teachers Engaged in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: McMaster University. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium. Hamilton, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Maclachlan, J., Bernier, L., Eyles, C., Mercier, M., Padden, M., Peace, W., and Vajoczki, S. (April 2009). The ‘Teaching Assistants Professional Preparation (TAPP) Program’. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. (paper, contributed)

Marquis, N., Vajoczki, S., and Watt, S. (December 2008). The role of one educational technology consultant (ETC) in an experimental technological innovation using pod/vod casting to enhance classroom-based instruction. McMaster University Learning Technology Symposium. Hamilton, Ontario. (poster, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Borin, P., Kustra, E., Martin, L., Sana, F., and Savage, P. (October 2008). Exploring the Connections Between Scholarly Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting, Edmonton. (paper, contributed – presented by Paola Borin and Erika Kustra)

Marquis, N., Vajoczki, S., and Watt, S. (June 2008). The role of one educational technology consultant (ETC) in an experimental technological innovation using pod/vodcasting to enhance classroom-based instruction. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria. (poster, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., and Marquis, N. (June 2008). Vodcasts: Are they an effective tool to enhance student learning? A Case Study from McMaster University, Hamilton Canada. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria. (paper, contributed, presented by N. Marquis)

Vajoczki, S., Borin, P., Kustra, E., Martin, L., Sana, F., and Savage, P. (June 2008). Scholarly Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Is There a Connection? Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Windsor, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Borin, P., Kustra, E., Martin, L., Sana, F., Savage, P., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2008). Scholarly Teaching and the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Windsor, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Marquis, N., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2008). Designing Successful Learning Models in
Undergraduate Education: A Journey in Podcasting/Vodcasting at McMaster University. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Windsor, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S. (June 2008). A Model for Using Experiential Education to Engage Students in Social Sciences. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Windsor, Ontario. (paper, contributed; accepted but not presented due to illness)

Vajoczki, S., and Byrne, M.L. (April 2008). Good practices for effective teaching evaluation in higher education. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Marquis, N., and Watt, S. (December 2007). Podcasts: Are they an effective use of technology to enhance student learning? McMaster University Learning Technology Symposium. Hamilton, Ontario. (oral presentation, invited)

Vajoczki, S., Watt, S., Marquis, N., Joshi, A., O’Shaughnessy, B., and Voros, G. (November 2007). Podcasts: Are they an effective tool for enhancing student learning? McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Teaching and Learning Series Conference Series. (oral presentation, contributed)

Rouse, L.J., Vajoczki, S., Bergeron, S.J., and Abbott, P. (April 2007). New media, new tools, new audiences: the role of social media in geography. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. (panelist, invited)

Lewis, J., and Vajoczki, S. (April 2007). Monitor and quantify shoreline change between Playa Guiones and Playa Ostional, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.  American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (poster, contributed)

Card, K., and Vajoczki, S. (April 2007). A comparison of marine turtle conservation: Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (poster, contributed)

Pawson, E., Fournier, E., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., Trafford, J., and Vajoczki, S. (April 2007). Student responses to problem-based learning in Geography. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (paper, invited) 

Higgitt, D., Donert, K., Healey, M., Klein, P., Solem, M., and Vajoczki, S. (April 2007). Developing and Enhancing International Collaborative Learning. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. (paper, invited) 

Kustra, E., Henderson, B., Strong, B., and Vajoczki, S. (November 2006). Refining Undergraduate Education: Implementing Processes to Enhance the Quality of Undergraduate Education. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. (session, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Borin, P., Eyles, C., Hupfer, M., MacDonald, M. Perkovic, O. Peterson, K., Potter, M., and Kustra, E. (November 2006). Refining Undergraduate Education: What Students Learn. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. (oral, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Bell, J., Garland, B., Park, S., Roy, D., and Kustra, E. (November 2006). Refining Undergraduate Education: How to Support Teaching and Learning. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. (oral, contributed)

Eyles, C.H., Vajoczki, S., and Stoesser, M. (October, 2006). Baiting the Hook: Strategies for attracting undergraduates into geosciences programs at a research-intensive university. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (paper, invited)

Vajoczki, S., Eyles, C.H., Stewart, J., and DaSilva, L. (December 2005). Why study Geoscience? Identifying Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies for an Undergraduate Earth & Environmental Sciences Program. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. (poster, contributed)

Eyles, C.H., Vajoczki, S., Benson, A., and Sharp, J. (December 2005). Keeping informed: using surveys of graduating students and alumni as an aid to curriculum development. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. (poster, contributed)

Bertram, A., and Vajoczki, S. (October 2005). Monitoring Shoreline Change and Tsunami Hazard on Playa Guiones, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. (poster, contributed) 

Vajoczki, S., and Byrne, M-L. (October 2005). What is effective teaching in the geosciences? What are the best practices for geoscience teaching evaluation? Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. (poster, contributed)

Fournier, E., Pawson, E., Vajoczki, S., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., and Trafford, J. (October 2005). International Perspectives on Problem-Based Learning. National Council on Geographic Education. Birmingham, UK. (paper, invited)

Eyles, C.H., and Vajoczki, S. (February 2005). Maintaining the core vs. developing connections: Perspectives on interdisciplinary programs. Building Strong Geoscience Departments Workshop. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. (invited)

Eyles, C.H., and Vajoczki, S. (February 2005). Building strength through curriculum reform and ‘community’ development. Essay. Building Strong Geoscience Departments Workshop. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. (invited)

Vajoczki, S. (June 2005). Effective Teaching and Teaching Evaluation in University-level Geography. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. London, Ontario. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Fournier, E., Haigh, M., Muniz, O., Pawson, E., and Trafford, J. (April 2005). Problem-Based Learning in Geography: Will it Work? American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (paper, invited)

Vajoczki, S. (November 2004). Incorporating Effective Fieldwork Experiences into Large Classes. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., and Eyles, C.H. (November 2004). New Approaches to Effective Teaching in the Geosciences. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (poster, contributed)

Eyles, C.H., and Vajoczki, S. (November 2004). Capitalizing on Change: Building a Successful Undergraduate Curriculum and a Strong Geoscience Department. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (paper, contributed)

Vajoczki, S. (October 2004). Inquiry Learning – Implementation Issues: Rappeteur Report. McMaster University International Symposium on Inquiry Learning. Hamilton, Ontario. (invited)

Vajoczki, S., and Eyles, C.H. (November 2003). Engaging Students Through Active-Learning In Large Entry Level Geoscience Classes. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. (poster, contributed)

Eyles, C.H., and Vajoczki, S. (November 2003). Don’t Just Sit and Listen - Go and Do It! Integrating Experiential Learning Opportunities into a 4-year Earth and Environmental Science Curriculum. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. (oral presentation, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Eyles, C.H., and Zobel, G. (June 2003). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Change in the Student Learning Experience. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. (oral presentation, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Maynard, D., and Eyles, C.H. (December 2002). A Systematic Approach at the Departmental Level to the Provision of Outreach Programs Aimed Towards Local Elementary and Secondary School Students and Teachers. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (poster, contributed)  

Eyles, C.H., Vajoczki, S., and Zobel, G. (December 2002). Evaluating Improvements to the Student Learning Experience in an Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences Program. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. (poster, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., and Eyles, C.H. (June 2002). Incorporating Inquiry-Based Learning into Large Lecture-Format Courses. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. (oral presentation, contributed)

Eyles, C.H., and Vajoczki, S. (June 2002). Integrating Experiential Learning and Personal Transferable Skills Development into Honours BA and BSc Programs. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. (oral presentation, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., and Eyles, C.H. (May 2002). New Methods of Teaching Level I Geoscience: Integration of Inquiry-Based Learning. Paper. Canadian Association of Geographers. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. (oral presentation, contributed)

Vajoczki, S., Eyles, C., and Upsdell, B. (November 2001). Incorporating inquiry-based teaching strategies into a large entry-level geoscience course. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (oral presentation, contributed)

Eyles, C., and Vajoczki, S. (November 2001). A new earth and environmental science program integrating substantive content and skills-based learning. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (oral presentation, contributed)


For the last several years I have taught one section and provided pedagogical support for the Social Sciences Inquiry Course - Inquiry 1SS3.

Prior to 2006 I taught a number of courses in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences including:

Environmental Science 1A03: Water and the Environment
Environmental Science 1B03: The Living Environment
Environmental Science 1G03: Earth and the Environment (assisted Dr. Carolyn Eyles)
Geo 2G03: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Geo 2GG3: Natural Disasters
Geo 3FE3: Field Camp
Geo 4FF3: Field Course - Selected Topics



Professional Organizations

Member, American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member, Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
Member, Canadian Council for Geographic Educators (CCGE)
Member, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Member, Council of Ontario Education Developers (COED)
Member, Education Developers of Canada (EDC)
Member, Geological Society of America (GSA)
Member, International Consortium for Educational Developers (ICED)
Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
Member, Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Member, Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

Editorial Boards

2012- Editorial Board Member, Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Executive Positions

2011-2015 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Board Member
     2011-2011 Representative for Central Ontario
     2011-2012 Chair, Membership Portfolio
     2012-2015 Chair, Publications Portfolio



Ongoing Research Projects Related to Teaching and Learning:

Year Title of Project Role Collaborators

2012

Enhancing teaching & learning in higher education through international knowledge mobilization: The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference 2012 (SSHRC funded)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Beth Marquis

2011-2013

Assessment of a new model for information literacy and geospatial literacy instruction (HEQCO funded)

Principle investigator

Dr. John Maclachlan (Acting PI)

Jeff Trzeciak

2011-

Collegiate Learning Assessment (funded by McMaster and HEQCO)

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Charlotte Yates
(Co-PI)

Peter Smith (Co-PI)

2011-

Exploring Consistency in Undergraduate Nursing Education: Perspectives of Students and Faculty

Co-investigator Dr. Janet Landeen
Tracey Jewiss

2010-2014

a) AODA and the accessibility of teaching & learning at McMaster (funded by internal research grant monies to Susan Vajoczki, CI)

 

b) Teaching and learning creativity across the disciplines (funded by internal research grant monies to Susan Vajoczki,

CI)

c) The collaborative writing groups: An investigation (funded by internal research grant monies to Susan Vajoczki, CI)

Co-investigator Dr. Beth Marquis (PI) Dr. Mick Healey

2010-2011*

Echo360: An Effective Tool for Universal Instructional Design? (Echo 360 funded)

Principal Investigator Dr. Nancy Fenton
Otto Geis
Dr. Beth Marquis
Lorna Turcotte
Vivian Lewis
David Kidney
Dr. Susan Watt
Jacob Tarkowski
Geraldine Voros

2010-2011*

Teaching Stream Faculty in Ontario Universities (HEQCO funded)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Nancy Fenton
Dr. Karen Menard
Dr. Dawn Pollen

2008-2009 Enhancing Inquiry Learning Opportunities for Social Sciences Students  (funded by internal research grant monies to PI) Principal Investigator Dr. Susan Watt
2006-

Examining the Use of Podcasts as an Effective Learning Tool  (funded by internal research grant monies to PI)

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Susan Watt
2006

Inquiry 1SS3:  Instructional Development Initiative (funded by internal research grant monies to PI)

Principal Investigatorr Dr. Susan Watt
2002-2005

Departmental Learning Innovation Project (funded through a University donation from Imperial Oil)

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Carolyn Eyles
2000

Development of inquiry-based laboratory exercises for Level 1 courses (funded by CLL)

Co-Investigator Dr. Carolyn Eyles (PI)
1999

Development of a systematic field work program and virtual field Trip (funded by CLL)

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Carolyn Eyles

Notes:
1.  HEQCO – Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
2. * Indicates that dissemination (i.e., writing of peer reviewed papers) is ongoing


Supervisiorships:

Postdoctoral/fellowship

2012-2013 Marquis, Elizabeth
Post-doctoral Fellow
2012-2013 Jackson, Elizabeth
Post-doctoral Fellow
2011-2012 Aspenleider, Erin
Post-doctoral Fellow
Erin is now employed full-time as an Educational Consultant at Simon Fraser University

 

Master

2006-2009 Lewis, Jason.  Monitor and Quantify Temporal Shoreline Change between Playa Guiones to Playa Ostional, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2004-2006 Bertram, Aaron.  Monitoring Shoreline Change and Tsunami Hazard between Playa Guiones, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

 

Supervisory Committees

2010 Zhao, Li (PhD)
Thesis title: Sharing Knowledge in Virtual Communities: Factors
Affecting a Member’s Intention to Share
Degroote School of Business, McMaster University

 

Undergraduate

2011-2012

Cunningham, Natashia co-supervised with Dr. Pippa Lock and Kris Knorr
Thesis title: Gap Analysis – Secondary and Post-secondary Chemistry Education: A Case Study at McMaster University

2007 - 2008 Zsamboki, Louis.
Thesis title: River Shoreline Erosion in Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
2006 - 2007 Card, Katherine
Thesis title: Comparison of Marine Turtle Conservation on the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, Costa Rica
2005 - 2006 Lewis, Jason
Thesis title: Human induced morphological change Playa Pelayda, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
2003 - 2004 Davy, Shawna; co-supervised with Dr. John Drake
Thesis title: Hydrochemistry of surface and subsurface waters in Ancaster, Ontario
2003 - 2004 DaSilva, Luisa; co-supervised with Dr. Carolyn H. Eyles
Thesis title: Measurement and assessment of factors contributing to students' decision to enrol in Environmental Science 1G03, and to pursue a geosciences degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
2003 - 2004 DeSimone, Jamee
Thesis title: Efficacy and biosafety analysis of bioremediation for a tetracholoroethylene contaminated aquifer.
2003 - 2004 Sharp, Jennifer
Thesis title: Satisfaction of Undergraduate Students with Their Program of Study and TAs with Their Teaching Experiences in the School of Geography and Geology
2002 - 2003 Zobel-Brown, Gosia
Thesis title: An Oral Communication Assessment Tool for Use in Higher Education
2000 - 2001 Upsdell, Brynn: co-supervised with Dr. Carolyn H. Eyles
Assessment of Level 1 Environmental Science Problem-Based Labs.
1995 - 1996 Novotny, Nicol
Temporal Changes in the Job Status of McMaster Geography Graduates 1950-1995

Department Service

School of Geography & Earth Sciences (2001 - 2006)

2006 Member, Undergraduate Program Review Committee
2006 Member, 5 year plan – Undergraduate Education and Outreach Committee
2002 - 2006 Co-Leader, Imperial Oil Departmental Learning Initiative (funding completed; dissemination of results ongoing)
2001 - 2006 Member, Undergraduate Committee
2001 - 2006 Exchange Student Supervisor
2001 - 2006 Member Academic Planning Group in School (i.e., TA assignments, timetabling, teaching allocation)
1995 –2006 Undergraduate Advisor, Science programs
2001 –2006 Assisted grad committee with NSERC student rankings
2001 –2006 Member, Field Safety Committee
1992 –2006 Advisor, School of Geography & Earth Sciences BSc program and Geography & Environmental Studies program


Faculty Service

Faculty of Social Sciences (2006-2009)

2009 Member of interview team
     Student Staff (>10 hired)
2008 Member of interview team
      Assistant Dean of Social Sciences (1 hired)
      Student Staff (>10 hired)
2007 Assisted with establishing the Teaching Professor application and hiring procedure
2007 Member, Committee to establish a Physical Education program at University of Sharjah
2007 Member of interview team
     Student Staff (>10 hired)
2006- Member, Management Team in Faculty of Social Sciences
2006- Recruiter, May @ Mac, Fall Preview and University Fair
2006 Member of interview team
   Learning Technology Specialist (1 hired)
   Student Staff (> 6 hired)


Faculty of Science (2001- July 2006)

2005 - 2006 Co- Chair Undergraduate Curriculum & Calendar Committee - Science
2001 – 2006 Member, Undergraduate Curriculum & Calendar Committee Science
2001 – 2006 Member, Undergraduate Admission & Liaison Committee - Science
2001 – 2006 Member, Undergraduate Awards & Scholarship Committee – Science

   

University Service (2001-present)

2012 Member, President’s Task Force on Student Engagement
2010-2011 Member, Institutional Quality Assurance Process Policy Team
2010- Director, Centre for Leadership in Learning
2009- Member, Senior Management Team
2009 Acting Director, Centre for Leadership in Learning
2009 Member, Centre for Leadership in Learning Review Implementation Team
2009 Project Champion, Certificate in Advance Leadership Management Enhancing Campus Community
2008-2011  Member, Provost Task Force on Teaching & Learning
2006-2009 Member, Managers Group – Campus Career Centres
2007 Member, Refining Directions: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
2005-2007 Member, Refining Directions: Undergraduate Education – Recognitionof Teaching Committee
2005-2007 Member, Refining Directions:  Undergraduate Education – CurriculumCommittee
2005 Member, Burlington Campus Environmental Program Curriculum Committee


Other

2010-2011 Co-supervisor, Council of Ontario Universities, Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations Special Project
2009- Member, South-western Ontario Directors, Teaching and Learning Centre Group
2009 - Member, Southern Ontario Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group
2009-2011 Lead, Canadian Association of Geographers Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.
2009-2010 Member, Ontario College and University Task Force (OCUL) on Teaching and Learning