Cheryl Jeffs

Educational Development Consultant

In the role of educational development consultant, Cheryl Jeffs supports excellence in teaching and learning through a range of research-informed educational development programs and initiatives, including workshops, consultations with faculty, and collaborative projects with academic units.

Cheryl brings to the University of Calgary a diverse background in professional and educational development, adult education and training. She holds a BA in family and nutritional science and a MA in adult education from the University of British Columbia. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership at Simon Fraser University. Cheryl has served on institutional, provincial and national boards and societies, and is currently a director of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) and Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE). Her research interests include blended learning, educational development practice and the advancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Jeffs, C. (2012). Teaching & learning career development practice: Students’ perspectives of blended learning. The Bulletin, Contact Point.
  • Jeffs, C. (2011). Blended Learning: Students' Perspectives. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education Chesapeake, VA:AACE, 687-691.
  • Jeffs, C. (2009). Unpublished doctoral thesis. Scholarly Activity in British Columbia’s community colleges: Senior administrators’ perspectives. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
  • Saremba, J. & Jeffs, C. (2007). (Re)Vision of the Career Development Practitioner Program: Report. New Westminster: Douglas College, Faculty of Child, Family and Community. Studies.
  • Jeffs, C., Carr, W., MacFadgen, S. L., Paynter, R., & Waterhouse, T. (2006). Renewal of the unspoken compact: Counteracting the impacts of globalization on higher education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, 3116-3117.
  • Jeffs, C. (2014, November). Exploring the Advancement of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through Educational Development. Proposal accepted to present at the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2014, June). Causing scholarship of teaching and learning: Advancement through educational development. Proposal accepted at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St Catherines ON.
  • 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.
  • Jeffs, C. (2014, May). Pinning down what we doExploring an assessment of an educational development centre. Poster presented at the 2014 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary AB.
  • Jeffs, C. (2013, June). BLEEP. What do we know? Blended Learning Enhancing Emerging Practice – Implications for faculty development. Presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Annual Conference, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria BC.