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Dr. Nancy Turner PhD Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning

The Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning works in partnership with colleges/schools and other units to raise the profile of teaching and learning and the provision of support for evidence informed and inclusive teaching and learning practice, ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching, and student success as they pursue their learning, life and career goals. The AVP leads strategic developments in teaching and learning policy, practice and systems and related institutional change initiatives. The AVP also oversees the provision of strategic and constructive support to academic leaders, faculty and staff in building or advancing decolonization and indigenization educational initiatives. Additionally, the AVP is responsible for strategic planning, leadership, and oversight of four specialist units; Access and Equity Services, Career ServicesGwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Teaching and Learning (which includes the Prince Albert Campus).

Nancy returned to Saskatchewan and the University in 2013 after a decade working in London England. Her previous roles include Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London and Director of Educational Development at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Nancy's work for the past 16 years has focused on strategic leadership of learning and teaching enhancement including initial and continuing professional development of faculty and graduate students, technology enhanced learning, curriculum innovation and renewal, reward and recognition for teaching quality, student engagement in educational change, and open education. Her main areas of research are development of self-belief, informal and professional learning, and change in higher education. Nancy has taught for over two decades in Canadian and UK Higher Education in classroom, laboratory and online learning environments and has led curriculum design and delivery in both National contexts.

Nancy holds a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University, UK, and MSc and BSc degrees in Kinesiology and Health Studies.