Gary Poole, PhD
From 2000 to 2010, Gary Poole was the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UBC. He is past-President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Gary has won a 3M Teaching Fellowship, which is a Canadian national teaching award, an Excellence in Teaching award from Simon Fraser University, and a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Higher Education. He is the co-author of “Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education,” and “The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective.” Gary is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Population and Public Health in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine
Gary is currently conducting research on faculty informal yet significant small networks and their effects on teaching practice. Specific areas of focus include the criteria faculty use to select their networks and the similarities they perceive between themselves and other network members.
Poole, G., Verwoord, R., & Iqbal, I. (2018). Small significant networks as birds of a feather. International Journal of Academic Development, 24(1), 61-72.
Verwoord, R. & Poole, G. (2016). The role of small significant networks and leadership in the institutional imbedding of SoTL. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No 146. Summer, 2016, 79-86.
Cassidy, A. & Poole, G. (2016). Using social network analysis to measure the impact and value of work that takes us beyond institutional boundaries. International Journal of Academic Development, 21(4), 323-336.
Simmons, N., & Poole, G. (2016). History of SoTL in Canada: Answering calls for action. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 146, 13-22.
Poole, G., & Simmons, N. (2015). Contributions of the scholarship of teaching and learning to quality enhancement in Canada. In R. Land & G. Gordon (Eds.) Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Poole, G. (2012). The coming and going: The work of educational developers when admission criteria and desired outcomes change simultaneously. International Journal of Academic Development, 1-12.
Poole, G. (2013). Square one: What is research? In K. McKinney (Ed.), The scholarship of teaching and learning in and across the disciplines. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.