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Laurier appoints Pat Rogers to new role of AVP: Teaching & Learning
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Jun 28/11| For Immediate Release
Deborah MacLatchy, Vice-President, Academic & Provost
Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Patricia (Pat) Rogers to the new role of Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning, for a five-year term starting Oct. 11, 2011.
“I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Pat Rogers to Laurier as Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning,” said Deborah MacLatchy, Laurier Vice-President: Academic & Provost. “Laurier is one of Canada's best universities because of our integrative and engaged approach to learning. Having someone of Pat's experience leading us as we strive to be even more excellent in our teaching and learning activities is a wonderful opportunity for us.”
Reporting jointly to Laurier’s Vice-President: Academic & Provost and the Vice-President: Student Affairs, the Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning will provide senior leadership and support to the institutional vision of excellence in teaching and learning as one of the two main pillars of the university. Promoting the integration of researched-based teaching pedagogy, and student learning and development best practices, Rogers will collaborate with academic and professional colleagues to achieve student learning and development outcomes complementary to Laurier’s mission of integrated and engaged learning.
Rogers comes to Laurier from the University of Windsor, where she was dean of the Faculty of Education for two terms. With a BA, M.Sc. and PhD in mathematics (from Oxford University, the University of Toronto and the University of London, respectively), Rogers previously spent several years in various roles at York University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Faculty of Education. At York, she was also the founding director of the Centre for the Support of Teaching, where she was responsible for assessing needs and establishing a centre to provide professional development and advocacy of teaching to more than 3,000 faculty members.
Rogers is also the recipient of a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s highest award for teaching excellence at universities.
“I am very excited to be joining Wilfrid Laurier University,” said Rogers. “Laurier is a dynamic university and I am very impressed with the dedicated and enthusiastic academic and professional personnel I have met. I am looking forward to shaping this new position and to collaborating with colleagues across the university to influence a teaching and learning culture that supports faculty and staff as they provide the best possible integrated and engaged learning experience for students.”