Our Teaching and Learning Team
Dr. Andrew Estefan
Associate Dean, Curriculum Development & Program Evaluation
"Welcome to the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. For almost 30 years, I have practiced, taught, and researched in nursing in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
When I arrived at the University of Calgary in 2008, I knew I could stop wandering; I had found my academic home. Whether you are an undergraduate or a more "seasoned" academic, each of you occupies a valuable place as a member of our community of scholars and clinicians. As we teach and learn together, we are enacting a vision for excellence, each of us bringing valuable knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for what we do.
There has never been a more exciting time to learn to become a nurse or an advanced practice nurse, and there has never been a more exciting and energizing time to teach in our profession.
Nurses are central to the clinical and social agendas of health-care delivery. We are carers, healers, technicians, clinicians, knowledge creators and brokers, theorists, and activists. There is no one singular description that can capture what nursing is, nor is there one singular identity or practice that defines nursing. With such diversity comes the need for educational programs that are health industry relevant, responsive to population need, visionary, daring, and that promote intellectual and practice growth.
I've worked in many places in my career and nowhere has the appetite for educational excellence been stronger than here at the University of Calgary."
Assistant Dean Faculty Development
"In my current role as Assistant Dean, Faculty Development, my primary purpose is to provide direction, guidance and support to all faculty members to enhance their teaching and learning knowledge, skills and capacity for enrichment of teaching and learning.
My approach involves being intentional around valuing people and building from their strengths to support sustained growth from a place of meaning; valuing learning and creating accessible and diverse opportunities for faculty to engage both individually and in learning communities; and valuing teaching competence through promoting evidence-informed practice and multi-dimensional evaluation of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
I’m looking forward to learning and working with you to foster excellence in nursing education through building capacity related to teaching and learning development, promoting educational leadership and advancing discipline based educational research."
Dr. Shelley Raffin Bouchal
Graduate Curriculum Coordinator
"My primary role in this position is to provide leadership and faculty support for ongoing re-development of the graduate programs to ensure alignment with current and future program intents and learner outcomes across the graduate curriculum. In my role, I work closely with the Associate Dean Graduate Programs and the Associate Dean Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation.
In this role, there are pertinent accountabilities that include: ongoing development and curriculum mapping of existing programs such as the Stackable Certificate, MN thesis and course based and PhD programs as well assistance with providing guidance for curriculum planning and proposal writing for curricular revisions. My role also involves guidance to graduate faculty for effective curriculum alignment and ongoing course development. I work closely with the Associate Dean Graduate Programs in completing program accreditation for the Nurse Practitioner Program (NEPAC) and University wide graduate curriculum review."
Technology Integrated Learning Team (TILT)
Our team supports technology-integrated learning in the Faculty of Nursing, from D2L and educational technologies to blended/online course design and teaching strategies.
Please don't hesitate to contact our office for teaching and learning technology support.