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Linda Pardy

Dr. Linda Pardy

Associate Dean of Students, Associate Professor

Communications

Abbotsford campus, B315c

Phone: (604) 504-7441 ext. 4115

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As of September 2019, Dr. Linda Pardy will assume a five-year term as Associate Dean of Students in the College of Arts at UFV.

Dr. Pardy holds a BA in Adult Education from UFV, as well as a Master of Education in community and workplace learning and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Pardy has been an associate professor in communications since joining UFV in 2007. Prior to coming to UFV, she held a variety of leadership positions in student affairs, career, and community and corporate education with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is one of two original creators of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s (BCCAT) premier planning resource, EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), and has provided research, system development, consulting services and project management to the Ministry of Advanced Education and BCCAT over the past 20 years.

Dr. Pardy brings to this position a unique ability to draw on her student affairs, career development, and project management background to design learning that is linked to work/life readiness. Her work is focused on building student capacity towards life beyond university. As a UFV Teaching Excellence Award winner, her integrated approach to student success is recognized for improving inclusion, knowledge transfer, and experiential learning so that all students are prepared to meet their future work/life challenges. Her research and publications focus on transformative learning, student development, Indigenization, internationalization, and teaching and learning practices that enable underrepresented student populations to experience success and flourish.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/linda-pardy
Twitter: @linda_pardy

Biography

Linda’s passion for enabling learners to develop workplace-ready skills has been the focus of her administrative, student affairs, and instructional work. She has been with UFV for a little over 10 years, having come from a long career at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her research and practice incorporate experiential and workplace learning strategies, transformative learning, gamification, Indigenous world views and student 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-centered resource design, career development, experiential learning, faculty development, program evaluation. As one-of-two creators and producers of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s (BCCAT) premier planning resource, EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to understanding the student experience.

Linda has helped thousands of students transition from education to employment, and was awarded the University of the Fraser Valley Teaching Excellence Award in 2013

When not working or doing her own research, Linda likes to bike, SUB, run, do yoga, and cook. She enjoys spending time outdoors or watching movies with her family.

Education

University of Calgary (2010)
Degree: Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership
Dissertation: Collective Wisdom: A Heuristic Inquiry into the Essence of Being an Adult Student Considered At-Risk

University of Calgary
Degree: Master of Education in Adult, Community, and Workplace Learning
Thesis: Post-secondary Student Success: A Synthesis of Learning and Transformation

University of the Fraser Valley
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Adult Education

Vancouver Community College
Provincial Instructor Diploma

Memberships

Current Committee and Service Work

  • UFV Senate Sub-Committee for Teaching & Learning
  • UFV Learning Environment Committee
  • UFV Prior Learning Assessment Review Committee
  • Communications Curriculum Committee (Chair)
  • Communications Program Review Committee
  • BC Council on Admissions and Transfer, EducationPlannerBC, Project Lead
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Reviewer
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Doctoral Committee Member
  • BC Instructional Skills Workshop Trainer

Teaching Interests

  • Experiential Learning
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Indigenization
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Knowledge Practice Learning
  • Project Management
  • Workplace Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Courses

  • CMNS 125 - Introduction to Workplace Communications
  • CMNS 251 - Professional Report Writing
  • CMNS 235 - Oral Communications
  • CMNS 340 - Storytelling for Workplace Application
  • CMNS/ADED 345 - Instructional Skills for the Workplace
  • CMNS 351 - Professional Formal Research Report Writing
  • CMNS 380 - The Cross-Generational Workplace: Closing the CMNS Gap
  • CMNS 390 - End-User Documentation
  • CMNS 412 - Professional Communications Practicum
  • CMNS 420 - Virtual Team Communications
  • CMNS 430 - Project Management Communication in Action
  • CMNS/ADED 445 - Facilitation Skills for the Workplace
  • ADED 320 - Adult Learning
  • ADED 330n- Assessing Adult Learning

Research Interests

Current research projects:

  • Knowledge Practice and Experiential Learning Innovations in Teaching
  • Expanding Career Options for Arts Majors
  • Indigenization: Faculty development for non-Indigenous instructors
  • Teaching and Learning: Faculty Involvement in Student Development
  • Storytelling: Alternative Notions for Truth and Representation
  • Academic Advising in a Pan-Canadian Context

Presentations

Presentations (Peer reviewed or invited)

Pardy, L. (2017). White Racial Literacy, Adult Education, and Student Development: Indigenous Learner Success and Faculty Renewal. Society for the Study of Teaching and Learning. Halifax, NS.

Pardy, L., Carey, T., Arnold, C., Wiggers, R., & Penny-Light, T. (2017). Challenges in Practitioner Research on Developing Graduate Capability for Emerging Knowledge Practices. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Toronto. ON.

Pardy, L. & Pattridge, S. (2016). Teaching communications when you have “flipped”: Investigating the flipped classroom model. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Calgary, Alberta.

Pardy, L. (2016). Social change that changes lives: Why we teach. Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia. Keynote. Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

Pardy, L. (2016). Hard working hope: Learner success and faculty renewal. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Calgary, Alberta.

Pardy, L. (2016). Academic advising in the Canadian context. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Calgary, Alberta.

Pardy, L. (2015). Academic advising as a learning hub. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services. Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. (2015). Work integrated learning (WIL): Strategies for any class. BCCampus Symposium: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-secondary. Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. (2015). Transformative intersections: When indigenization and internationalization meet. Learning at Intercultural Intersection Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

Pattridge, S., Pardy, L., LaFever, M. (2015). Communication internationalization and indigenization: One department’s engagement and leadership in institutional strategic directions. Poster Presentation at Intercultural Intersection Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

Pardy, L. (2015). Cross-pollinating expertise and research between practitioners, students, and researchers. Panel presentationCanadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Ottawa, Ontario.

Pardy, L. (2015). Academic advising from the student perspective. Panel presentation moderatorBritish Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer, Joint Annual Meeting. Richmond, BC.

Pardy, L. (2015). The world is open: A philosophy of sharing. Ignite Session. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Ottawa, Ontario

Pardy, L. (2014). Doing: Scholarship of teaching and learning. Keynote panelBCCampus Symposium: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-secondary. Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. & Leary, T. (2014). Engaging faculty: An essential part of strategic enrolment management (SEM). American Association of Collegiate Registrars: SEM Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Pardy, L. & Leary, T. (2014). When research informs practice: The benefits of blending adult learning and student development theory. International Higher Education Reform Conference. St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Pardy, L. & Pattridge, S. (2013). Technology and the flipped communications classroom. Canadian Communications Association. Victoria, BC.

Pardy, L. (2013). It’s a Juggle: Student success and Canadian’s first online student success centre. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services.McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Pardy, L. (2013). Students at-risk, learning and transitions to post-secondary. Ministry of Children and Families. Keynote. Langley, BC.

Pardy, L. (2012). Designing Juggle: A community of practice. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services. Montreal, Quebec. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario.

Pardy, L. (2011). Diversifying from the inside out. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Pardy, L. (2011). Teaching students at-risk. Is there an R in teaching? Is there a T in Research Conference? University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC.

Pardy, L. (2010). Listening and responding to the needs of adult learners. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services. Ryerson University, Toronto: Ontario.

Pardy, L. & Leary, T. (2010). How internationalized are you really? Canadian perspectives from coast to coast. Canadian Association for College and University Student Services. Ryerson University, Toronto: Ontario.

Pardy, L. (2010). Collective wisdom: Participant stories of being students at-risk. Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Pardy, L. (2008). Defining post-secondary at-risk students: Theorizing from the literature. Canadian Society for the Study of Education. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. (2008). Helping at-risk adult students become career ready. Community-University Partnership: Connecting for Change. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Pardy, L. (2008). Education Planner: The creation of collaborative resources. Community-University Partnership: Connecting for Change. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Pardy, L. (2008). BC’s collaborative approach to educational advising. National Academic Advising Association, Region 8 Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Pardy, L. (2008). Internationalization, higher education and adult learning. University of Calgary Academic Webinar series.

Pardy, L. & Gaber, D. (2005). Opening doors: An online admissions and advising tool. American Association of Collegiate Registrars. New York, NY.

Pardy, L. (2003). Career security by design. BC Career Development Conference. Surrey, BC. 

Publications

Publications (Peer reviewed)

Pardy, L. (2016).  Academic advising in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer.

Pardy, L. (2015). Conflict, learning, and transformation: Indigenization, intercultural intersections, and adult learning theory. Conference Proceedings. Western Region Research Conference on the Education of Adults. University of Alberta. Edmonton. Alberta.

Pardy, L., Pattridge, S., & Thomson, D. (2013). Social media in the Canadian post-secondary Classroom. In G. Mallia (Ed). The social classroom: Integrating social network use in education. Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Pardy, L. (2013). Higher learning, radical integration and adult education: Connecting disciplines. Conference Proceedings. Presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Victoria, BC.

Pardy, L. (2013). Introducing Juggle: A digital student service center. Communique. (Vol. 14, No 1).

Pardy, L. (2011). Diversifying our practice: Reflections from CACUSS 2011. Communique. (Vol. 12, No. 1). 7-8.

Pardy, L. (2010). Collective Wisdom: An inquiry into the essence of being an adult learner at risk. Conference Proceedings. Presented at the Canadian Association of the Studies of Adult Education, Montreal, Quebec.

Research reports (Funded)

Pardy, L. (2015). Students in our classrooms today: Who are they? Ministry of Advanced Education.

Pardy, L. (2015). UFV Advising: Engaging the 21st century student. University of the Fraser Valley.

Thomas, K., Dorr, S., & Pardy, L., (2013). Advising review report: External review committee. University of the Fraser Valley.

Pardy, L. (2011). Blue sky thinking: How to redesign Education Planner. BC Council on Admissions and Transfer.

Pardy, L. (2009). Industry Training Authority, Trades Training and Education Planner. BC Council on Admissions and Transfer.

Pardy, L. (2005). Integrating Education Planner, Work Futures, and PASBC. BC Campus.

Pardy, L. (2004). Work Futures: End User Evaluation. Ministry of Advanced Education.

Pardy, L. (2003). Transferring Opening Doors: CEISS to BCCAT. Centre for Education Information, Standards and Services

Pardy, L. (2002). Labour Marketing Information and Educational Advising. Centre for Education Information, Standards and Services

Pardy, L. (1998). Explore development plan and specifications. Centre for Education Information, Standards, and Services

Pardy, L. (1999). Labour market projections to 2005. Kwantlen University College

Pardy, L. (1997).  Cooperative education plan and specifications. Kwantlen University College

Pardy, L. (1996). Co-op education at Kwantlen University College: Labour market review and employment trends. Kwantlen University College.

 

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