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Canadian postsecondary institutions are committed to providing students with high quality teaching and learning experiences. In recent years, provincial and institutional stakeholders have shifted their focus toward better supporting this effort and enhancing an evolving, teaching- and learning-centred institutional culture. As Cox, McIntosh, Reason, and Terenzini (2011) note, a culture with improved teaching quality is likely to lead to improved student engagement and learning. Researchers in the United States, Europe, and Australia have investigated institutional culture and its relationship to high quality teaching over the last 20 years (Aitken & Sorcinelli, 1994; Cox et al., 2011; Hodge, Nadler, Shore, & Taylor, 2011; Gosling, 2013; Harvey & Stensaker, 2008; Kallioinen, 2013; Hunt, 2013, Prosser, 2013); however, to date, there is little, if any, research done in this area in the Canadian context.
teaching and learning, institutional culture, teaching quality
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Kustra, Erika; Meadows, Ken N.; Dawson, Debra; Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Goff, Lori; Wolf, Peter; Ellis, Donna; Grose, Jill; Borin, Paola; and Hughes, Sandy E., "Teaching Culture Indicators: Enhancing Quality Teaching" (2014). Centre for Teaching and Learning Reports.