Cheryl Jeffs

Educational Development Consultant

Academic & Research Team

EdD, Educational Leadership

Simon Fraser University

MA, Adult Education

University of British Columbia

BA, Family and Nutritional Sciences

University of British Columbia

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.5868

Role

Educational Development Consultant

Cheryl Jeffs is an educational development consultant and faculty member at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is through a range of research-informed educational programs and initiatives, courses, consultations and collaborative projects. With a diverse background in professional and educational development, Cheryl’s research interests include formative feedback for teaching development, and graduate student and postdoctoral scholar teaching development.

For the past six years, Cheryl was an academic chair of the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, and is the founder and current editor of Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. As academic lead for the Postdoctoral Certificate in University Teaching and Learning as well as two graduate student programs, Cheryl ensures participants have the best possible resources and guidance in developing teaching dossiers.

Current Initiatives
Formative Feedback for Teaching Development

Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching (PPLT)

Campus Mental Health Strategy grant: Fearful to Fearless: Giving and receiving feedback for teaching development. Research Team: Dr. Heather Addy (Biological Sciences), Dr. Kim Grant (Taylor Institute), Dr. Lorelli Nowell (Taylor Institute), Brit Paris (Werklund School of Education), Nazia Viceer (Werklund School of Education), Nancy Nelson (Schulich School of Engineering), Research Assistant.

University of Calgary Teaching and Learning SoTL Grant: Indigenizing Library Learning Spaces: A Photovoice Exploratory Study of Indigenous Students’ Learning Experiences. Principal Investigator: K. Alix Hayden, Libraries and Cultural Resources. Collaborator: Susan Beatty, Libraries and Cultural Resources. Collaborator: Cheryl Jeffs, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.


Publications

Recent Publications

Jeffs, C., Hirst, S. P., & Paris, B. M. (2019). Students as creators, drivers, innovators, and collaborators. Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Proceedings of the University of Calgary Conference on Learning and Teaching, 3, i-iii. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/pplt/article/view/68035/51902.

Jeffs, C., Berenson, C., Dyjur, P., Grant, K., Kalu, F., Kenny, N., Mikita, K., Mueller, R., & Nowell, L. (2019). Writing within an academic microculture: Making our practice visible. In Nicola Simons (ed.) Critical Communities: Academic Writing partnerships, groups, and retreats. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishing.

Hirst, S., Jeffs, C., Paris, B., Arcellana-Panlilio, M., Charles, A., Hill, L. & Hilman, B. (2019).  Something to say: Writing for publication. Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 3, 9-16. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/pplt/article/view/53137.

Addy, H. & Jeffs, C. (2018). Case study: Applying the CARRA Model. The National Teaching & Learning Forum, 27(4), 5-7. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ntlf.30158.

Jeffs, C., Paris, B., & Piera, Y. (2018). CARRA: Formative feedback & teaching development. The National Teaching & Learning Forum, 27(4), 4-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/ntlf.30157.

Kalu, F., Dyjur, P. , Berenson, C. , Grant, K. A., Jeffs, C. , Kenny, N. & Mueller, R. (2018), Seven Voices, Seven developers, seven one things that guide our practice. To Improve the Academy, 37: 111-127. https://doi/full/10.1002/tia2.20066.

Hirst, S., Jeffs, C., & Paris, B. (2017). Starting conversations that matter. Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2, i-iii. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/pplt/article/view/43146.

Jeffs, C. (2016). Reflections on the chapters of a book club: Implications for a community of practice. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Transformative%20Dialogues/TD.9.1.4_Jeffs_Reflections_on_Chapters.pdf.

Recent Presentations

Jeffs, C., Grant, K.A., Nelson, N., Nowell, L., Paris, B., & Viceer, N. (2019, October). Towards an institutional culture of feedback literacy. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Atlanta, GA.

Jeffs, C., Grant, K.A., Nelson, N., Nowell, L., Paris, B., & Viceer, N. (2019, June). Exploring feedback literacy for academic development. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, BC.

Nelson, N., Jeffs, C., Nowell, L., Grant, K.A., Paris, B., & Viceer, N. (2019, April). Fearful to fear less: Experiencing feedback for teaching development. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.

Jeffs, C., Paris, B., Piera, Y. (2018, October). Formative feedback for teaching development processes: Survey findings essential to SoTL. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Bergen, NO.

Hirst, S., Jeffs, C., Paris, B., Arcellana-Panillio, M., Charles, A., Hilman, B., & Hill, L. (2018, May). Something to Say: Writing for publication. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.

Jeffs, C., Addy, H., Chang, D. (2018, May). Class Reps: Collaborating with students to enhance teaching and learning. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.

Jeffs, C., & Piera, Y. (2017, February). Revisiting, refocusing, and reinvigorating formative feedback for teaching development. Workshop presented at the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Annual Conference, Guelph ON.

Jeffs, C. (2016, May). Teaching development through formative feedback. Roundtable presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary AB.

Jeffs, C. (2016, May). Graduate student teaching development: Creating opportunities for learning. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.

Paris, B., Jeffs, C., Powell, J., & Ruddock, K. (2016, May). Forging creative partnerships: The creation of an open access publication. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.

Jeffs, C., & Hayden, A. (2015, November). Collaborat/ion/ive/ing to enhance and advance the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. Poster presented at the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff AB.

Jeffs, C. (2015, June). The PEARLS Model: educational developers as collaborators in enhancing teaching and learning. Digital poster presented at ICD Continental Symposium, Victoria, BC.

Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Reflective practice: Being intentional and explicit in graduate student teaching assistant development. Session accepted at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa, ON.

Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Reading and discussing teaching and learning: A book club experience. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.

Hayden, A. & Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Two disciplines, one common goal. Session presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.

Jeffs, C. (2015, February). Taking a leap from graduate student teaching assistant: Can reflective practice be taught. Roundtable session presented at the EDC Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Jeffs, C. (2015, January). Enhancing the advancement of scholarship of teaching and learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Jeffs, C., Berenson, C., & Mueller, R. (2015, January). Preparing for the now, preparing for the future: Graduate student teaching development. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Jeffs, C., Matheos, K., Vaughn, G., & Wuetherick, B. (2014, April). Inspiring and implementing change across the institution. Invited Panel Presentation, sponsored by COHERE, at the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, Halifax NS.

Blog Postings
Jeffs, C., & Piera, Y., (2017, March). A Gallery Walk of formative feedback for teaching development: Strategies and techniques. TI Connections. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning http://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2017/03/14/a-gallery-walk-of-formative-feedback-for-teaching-development-strategies-and-techniques/.

Jeffs, C. (2015, October). Taking the time to reflect: Reflections on a reflective practice workshop. University of Calgary Blogs. http://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2015/10/30/taking-the-time-to-reflect-reflections-on-a-reflective-practice-workshop/.

Jeffs, C. (2015, May). Reading, learning, teaching: A book club experience. University of Calgary Blogs. http://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/.