Cynthia KorpanCynthia Korpan will serve as a visiting fellow in the Centre for Teaching and Learning through July 28.

Visiting fellow returns to roots

For Cynthia Korpan the timing seemed perfect.

Korpan, an adjunct professor in educational psychology and leadership studies at the University of Victoria, usually visits her sister’s cottage near Rondeau Provincial Park every July. When the Centre for Teaching Learning invited her to be a visiting fellow, it made sense to come during her typical visit.

Korpan did her first degree at the University of Windsor. Now, as a former director of teaching excellence at University of Victoria, she is excited at the prospect at seeing how another centre runs.

“I’m really looking forward to those kind of exchanges with individuals who are doing the same kind of work, and just sharing ideas,” she said.

She brings 20 years of experience, expertise, and research into the learning process of graduate students and early career faculty learning how to teach in the academic workplace. Her full biography is available to read on the CTL’s website.

During her stay from July 4 to 28, she will meet with centre staff to discuss the similarities and differences in the programs they each run and provide guidance and feedback on current and new initiatives; she also plans to hold workshop for hands-on evaluating teaching dossiers.

During her stay, Korpan will be available for one-on-one consultation to anyone in the campus community on teaching and learning topics including teaching dossiers, course design, and assessment design. She can be reached at

Since 2007, the CTL has hosted more than 40 visiting fellows from the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, Australia, England, Belgium, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and China.