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Linda M. Pardy

 
Qualification
  • Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership
  • MEd. Adult and Workplace Learning
  • BA Adult Education
  • Provincial Instructors Diploma
  • Instructor and Facilitator (ISW) Certification
Biography

Linda’s passion for enabling learners to develop workplace ready skills has been the focus of her administrative, student affairs, and instructional work. Her research and practice incorporates workplace learning strategies, transformative learning, and work/life readiness development. She has an extensive background in instructional design, online learning, narrative inquiry, student services, project management, and corporate training. Linda is the co-founder of the Pardy Group specializing in student-centred resource design, work integrated learning (WIL), faculty development, and program/service planning. As one-of-two creators and producers of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s (BCCAT) premier planning resource, Education Planner, http://www.educationplanner.ca .

Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to understanding the student experience. Linda has helped thousands of students transition from education to employment.  She is excited to be involved with the first open digital student support centre designed to help students juggle all aspects of learning both inside and outside of the classroom. http://www.itsajuggle.ca

Linda was awarded the University of the Fraser Valley Teaching Excellence Award in 2013

When not working or doing her own research, Linda likes running, biking, yoga, and cooking. She enjoys spending time outdoors or watching movies with her family.

Teaching Interests
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Instructional Design and Strategies
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Project Management
  • Workplace Communications
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Adult Learning
Current Research Projects
  • Applications of student development theory in faculty teaching and learning praxis.
  • Beyond the lecture and the APA essay: Broadening the scope and application of Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
  • Placing teaching and learning at the centre of student success initiatives.
  • Evaluating the flipped classroom experience.
  • Student success and a critical review of co-curricular record programs.
  • Storytelling: Alternative notions for truth and representation.
  • Exploration of academic advising in the Canadian Context.
Current Committee and Service Work
  • Connecting Across Sectors for Research and Innovation Initiatives in Personal Learner Pathways & Portfolios – in Partnership with TRU and KPU.
  • BC Council on Admissions and Transfer, Education Planner Project Team
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Reviewer
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and International ACAC, International Universities Fair, Vancouver – Organizing Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Doctoral Committee Member
  • BC Instructional Skills Workshop Trainer
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