Educational Development As A Career

Online Resources

Membership in professional organizations:


  • STLHE: The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • EDC: Educational Developers Caucus
  • Consortium of Canadian Graduate Student Professional Development Administrators (CCGSPDA) (branch of Canadian Association for Graduate Studies)



  • HERDSA: Higher Educational Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • ICED: The International Consortium for Educational Development
  • ISSOTL: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • POD: Professional and Organizational Development
  • SEDA: The United Kingdom’s Staff and Educational Development Association


  • Dawson, D., Britnell J. & Hitchcock A. (2010). Developing competence models of faculty developers. In L. Nilson & J. Miller’s (Eds.), To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional and organizational development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Gibbs, G. (2013). Commentary: Reflections on the changing nature of educational development. International Journal for Academic Development, 18(1), 4-14.
  • Handal, G. (2008). Identities of academic developers: Critical friends of the academy? In R. Barnett & R. Di Napoli (Eds.), Changing identities in higher education: Voicing perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Kahn, P. & Baume, D. (Eds.). (2003). A guide to staff and educational development. London: SEDA and Kogan Page.
  • McDonald, J.L. & Stockley, D. (2010). Pathways to the Profession of Educational Development: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 122. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • McDonald, J.L. (2011). Becoming an Educational Developer: A Canadian University Perspective (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Toronto, Toronto.
  • University of Limerick. (NA). Educational Developer Career Framework: Role Profiles. University of Limerick.
  • Van Note Chism, N. (1998). The Role of Educational Developers in Institutional Change: From the Basement Office to the Front Office. To Improve the Academy. Paper 401, 17, 141-154.
  • Wilcox, S. (1998). The Role of the Educational Developer in the Improvement of University Teaching. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 28(1), 77-103.