Alenoush Saroyan

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 
Contact Information
Email address: 
alenoush.saroyan [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-5329
Fax number: 
514-398-6968
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., McGill University
M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago
B.A., Pahlavi University

Research areas: 
Improving teaching and learning
Area of expertise: 

Higher Education; Academic development; Quality of academic programs, quality assurance, and accreditation; Academic leadership

Office: 
Education Building, Room 531
Office hours: 

By appointment

Current research: 

Higher Education Learning Outcomes; Academic Development; Faculty well-being

Graduate supervision: 

My research and supervision interests are in academic development, academic leadership, higher education learning outcomes, faculty stress and well-being, quality assurance and accreditation.

Selected publications: 

Articles in refereed journals

Getahun, D., Saroyan, A., & Aulls, M. (2016). Examining undergraduate students’ conceptions of inquiry in terms of their epistemic belief differences. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46, 2, 181-205.

Saroyan, A., & Trigwell, K. (2015). Higher education teachers’ professional learning: Process and outcome. Studies in Higher Education, 46, 92-101. DOI:10.1016/j.stueduc.2015.03.008

Gebre, E., Saroyan, A., & Aulls, M. (2015). Conceptions of effective teaching and perceived use of computer technologies in active learning classrooms.  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 27, 2. On-line issue.

Sabagh, Z., & Saroyan, A. (2014). Professors’ perceived barriers and incentives for teaching improvement. International Education Research, 2(3), 18-40. DOI:10.12735/ier.v2i3p18.

Saroyan, A. (2014). Agency matters: Academic developers’ quest and achievements. International Journal of Academic Development, 19(1), 57-64. DOI:10.1080/1360144X.2013.862622.

Getahun, D., Aulls, M., & Saroyan, A. (2014). The nature of undergraduate students’ conceptions of inquiry. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 18(8).

Gebre, E., Saroyan, A., & Bracewell, R. (2014). Students' engagement in technology rich classrooms and its relationship to professors' conceptions of effective teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45, 1, 63-96. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12001

Thomas, A., Saroyan, A., & Lajoie, S. (2012). Creation of an evidence-based practice reference model: Findings from Occupational Therapy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(4), 311-328 (DOI:10.3109/09638288.2011.607210). Epub 2011.

Thomas, A., Saroyan, A., & Snider, L. (2012). Evidence-based practice behaviors: A comparison amongst occupational therapy students and clinicians. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79, 96-107 (DOI: 10.2182/cjot.2012.79.1.1).

Thomas, A., Saroyan, A, & Dauphine, D. (2011). Evidence-based practice: A review of theoretical assumptions and effectiveness of teaching and assessment interventions, Advances in Health Sciences Education,16(2), 253-76.

Saroyan, A., Dagenais, J., & Zhou, Y. (2009). Doctoral students’ conceptions of learning and teaching: Formation for change. Instructional Science, 37, 6, 579-600.

Laflamme, E., & Saroyan, A. (2009). Graduate students as consultants. International Journal of Learning, 16, 7-24.

Salmi, J. & Saroyan, A. (2007). League tables as policy instruments: Uses and misuses. Higher Education Management and Policy, 19, 2, 24-62.

Rahilly, T., and Saroyan, A. (1995). A job well done: Critical incidents of teaching of experienced and inexperienced faculty in Arts and Sciences. Higher Education Abstracts 1, 31, 46.

Articles under review

Sabagh, Z., Hall, N., & Saroyan (under review). Antecedents, correlates, and consequences of faculty burnout.

Sabagh, Z., & Saroyan, A. (under review). Professors’ motivational beliefs and engagement in the improvement of teaching: Exploring goal orientation and implicit theories.

Sternzus, R., Saroyan, A., & Steinert, Y. (under review). Describing medical student curiosity across a four-year curriculum: An exploratory study.

Liao, K., Snell., L., Wang, ,X., Huang, C., & Saroyan, A. (under review). From medical trainees to reflective practitioners: Understanding teaching and learning of reflection in medical education.

Ramos, D., Grad, R., Saroyan, A., & Nugus, P. (under review). Seeking "coherence" between "mobile learning" and the everyday lives of residents. Medical Education.

Articles/chapters in books and monographs

Wang, X., Saroyan, A., & Aulls, M. W. (2016). Epistemic dissonance encountered: Academic adaptation experiences of Chinese students in a Canadian university. In Bista, K. & Foster, C. (Eds.), International student mobility, services, and policy in higher education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Saggers, R., & Saroyan, A. (2011). Managers’ teaching and leading in the workplace: An exploratory field study. In A. McKee and M. Eraut (Eds.), Formation and transformation over the lifespan: Innovation and change (pp. 113-134). NewYork: Springer.

Saroyan, A. (2010). Applications of research on student learning to university teaching. In J. Mighty & J. Christensen (Eds.), Taking stock: Research on reaching and learning in higher education (pp. 95-110). Montreal, CA: McGill-Queen’s Press.

Saroyan, A., & Frenay, M. (2010). Preface: Context – FACDEV project. In A.Saroyan & M. Frenay (Eds.) Building teaching capacities in universities: From faculty development to educational development (pp. xi-xx). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Frenay, M., & Saroyan, A. (2010). A comparative study of faculty development in Europe and Canada. In A. Saroyan & M. Frenay (Eds.) Building teaching capacities in universities: From faculty development to educational development. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Frenay, M., Saroyan, A., Taylor, L.K., Clement, M., Bédard, D., Rege-Colet, N., Paul, J.J., Kolmos, A. (2010). Accompagner le développement pédagogique des enseignants universitaires : un cadre conceptuel pour formaliser les pratiques et développer des recherches ancrées, Revue Française de Pédagogie, 172, 63-76.

Saroyan, A, (2010). Applications of research on student learning to university teaching. In J. Mighty & J. Christensen (Eds.), Taking stock: Research on reaching and learning in higher education (pp. 95-110). Montreal, CA: McGill-Queen’s Press.

Saroyan, A., & Frenay, M. (2010). Preface: Context – FACDEV project. In A.Saroyan & M. Frenay (Eds.) Building teaching capacities in universities: From faculty development to educational development (pp. xi-xx). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bouchard, J. & Saroyan, A. (2007). Solving physics problems in a PBL environment for the first time. In A. Kolmos and E. de Graff (Eds.), (pp. 147-160). The Netherlands: Sense.

Salmi, J., & Saroyan, A. (2006). League tables as policy instruments: The political economy of accountability. In B. Sanyal and M. Martin (Eds.), Accreditation for Quality Assurance. What is at Stake? (pp. 79-95). GUNI publication, Palgrave.

Saroyan, A., Amundsen, C., McAlpine, L., Weston, C., Winer, L., & Gandell,T. (2006). Un modèle de développement pédagogique pour l'enseignement universitaire. In N. Rege Colet and M. Romainville (Eds.), La pratique enseignante en mutation dans l’enseignement supérieur (pp. 171-184). Bruxelles: De Boeck & Larcier.

Saroyan, A., Amundsen, C., McAlpine, L., Weston, C., Winer, L., & Gandell, T. (2006). Un modèle de développement pédagogique pour l'enseignement universitaire. In N. Rege Colet and M. Romainville (Eds.), (pp. 171-184). Bruxelles: De Boeck & Larcier.

Amundsen, C., Saroyan, A., & Donald, J. (2004). Analysis of course content. In A. Saroyan and C. Amundsen (Eds.), Rethinking teaching in higher education (pp. 33-52). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Saroyan, A., Amundsen, C., Weston, C., McAlpine, L., Winer, L., & Gandell, T. (2004). Assumptions underlying workshop activities. In A. Saroyan and C. Amundsen (Eds.), Rethinking teaching in higher education (pp. 15-30). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

McAlpine, L., Saroyan, A., & Winer, L. (2004). Development activities: Case descriptions from management and engineering. In A. Saroyan and C. Amundsen (Eds.), Rethinking teaching in higher education (233-250). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Saroyan, A., & Amundsen, C. Weston, C., McAlpine, L., Winer, L., Cowan, S., & Gandell, T. The course design and teaching workshop: Whay and what?. In A. Saroyan & C. Amundsen (Eds.) (pp. 3-14). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Saroyan, A., Weston, C., McAlpine, L. & Cowan, S. (2004). The final step: The evaluation of teaching. In A. Saroyan and C. Amundsen (Eds.), Rethinking teaching in higher education (115-130). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

McAlpine, L., & Saroyan, A. (2004). Toward a comprehensive framework of faculty development. In A. Saroyan and C. Amundsen (Eds.), Rethinking teaching in higher education (pp. 207-232). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Saroyan, A., & Jazvac, M. (2003). Teaching in higher education: International initiatives promoting quality and value. In F. Salili and R. Hoosain (Eds.), Research in teaching, learning, and student motivation in multicultural contexts: Vol. 3, Multicultural education and international perspectives (pp. 223-241). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Saroyan, A. (2001). Evaluation of teaching for improvement: A myth or a reality? In M. Rueda, F. Diaz Barriga, and M. Diaz (Eds.), Evaluar para comprender y mejorar la docencia en la educación superior. México: Universidad Autonoma Xochimilco.

Saroyan, A., & Amundsen, C. (2001). Evaluating university teaching: Time to take stock. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 26(4), 337-349.

Saroyan, A. (2000). Addressing the needs of large groups: The lecturer: Working with large groups. In J. Bess (Ed.), Teaching alone/teaching together: Transforming the structure of teams for teaching (pp. 87-107). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Saroyan, A. (1997). De la reconceptualisation de l'évaluation de l'enseignement universitaire. Res Academica, 15, 1 et 2, 97-116.

Saroyan, A., Amundsen, C., and Cao Li (1997). Incorporating theories of teacher growth and adult education in a faculty development program. To Improve the Academy,16 , 93-115.

Saroyan, A., and Snell, L. (1997). Variations in lecturing styles. Higher Education,33 , 85-104.

Amundsen, C., Saroyan, A., and Frankman, M. (1996). Changing methods and metaphors: A case study of growth in university teaching.Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 7(3), 3-42.

Saroyan, A., and Amundsen, C. (1995). The systematic design and implementation of a program for teaching assistants. Canadian Journal of Higher Education XXV(1), 1-18.

Saroyan, A., and Donald, J. (1994). Evaluating teaching performance in Canadian universities. Das Hochschulwesen. Forum für hochschulforschung, praxis und politik 6, 282-291.

Saroyan, A. (1993). Differences in expert practice: A case from formative evaluation. Instructional Science 21, 451-472.

Edited volumes

Saroyan, A., & Frenay, M. (Eds.) (2010). Building teaching capacity in universities: From faculty development to educational development. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Saroyan, A. & Amundsen, C. (Eds.)(2004). Rethinking teaching in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Invited Presentations

Saroyan, A. (July, 2016). Pedagogical and contextual considerations for active learning. Invited talk presented at Devising 21st Century Conference at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Saroyan, A. (June, 2016). Teaching for critical thinking. Invited presentation at The Critical Thinking Seminar at the OECD, Paris, FR.

Saroyan, A. (September, 2015). Rethinking teaching in higher education. Invited talk presented at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Saroyan, A. (June, 2015).  A Canadian perspective on university admissions. Invited talk presented at the Joint UNESCO-Ministry of Higher Education Workshop on Admissions Policies, held in Cairo, Egypt.

Saroyan, A. (June, 2015).  Governance and internal quality assurance: Perspectives from HEIs and QAAs. Chair and discussant at the Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Arab Region: Sustainability and Future Development, held in Cairo, Egypt.

Saroyan, A. (2014, November). Innovative teaching for effective learning (ITEL) – Changing classrooms, changing teacher knowledge. Panel discussant. Invited International Conference on Innovation, Governance, and Reform in Education, OECD, Paris, FR.

Saroyan, A. (2014, June). Trends in university curricula and pedagogy. Invited presentation in the context of the Higher Education Reform Project of Nepali universities organized by the World Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal.Saroyan, A. (2014, June). Accreditation processes and practices. Invited presentation to the University Grants Council of Nepal in the context of the Higher Education Reform Project of Nepali universities organized by the World Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Saroyan, A. (2014, March). Centralized and discipline based teaching development initiatives to foster student learning. Invited presentation at the OECD/IMHE What Works Conference: Fostering quality teaching in higher education, OECD, Paris, FR.

Saroyan, A. (2013, March). Initiatives to promote and indicators to assess university teaching. Invited presentation at the Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Saroyan, A. (2012, November). Quality assurance and self-assessment. RANEPA Forum on Quality Assurance, Moscow, Russia.

Saroyan, A. (2012, June). Policies and practices to enhance university teaching: Perspectives from senior administrators, faculty and educational developers. Chair and organizer of panel session at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Montreal, QC.

Saroyan, A. (2011, December). Supporting quality teaching in higher education. Invited keynote at the Managing Quality Teaching Conference organized by the OECD/IMHE and CETYS Universidad in Mexicali, Mexico.

Saroyan, A. (2011, October). Implementing quality at the institutional level. Paper presented at the Strengthening Accountability at RANEPA: Quality Assurance and Performance workshop organized by the World Bank in Moscow, Russia.

Saroyan, A. (2011, October). Accreditation process and practices. Paper presented at the Strengthening Accountability at RANEPA: Quality Assurance and Performance workshop organized by the World Bank in Moscow, Russia.

Saroyan, A. (2010, November). International trends in quality assurance and accreditation in higher education and their implications for Ethiopia. Ethiopia Higher Education Conference organized by the World Bank, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Saroyan, A. (2009, October). League tables as policy instruments for quality.  Invited Keynote Speaker at the Trends in University Rankings and Its Impact on Higher Education Policy Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Saroyan, A. (2009, October). Learning our lessons: Review of Quality Teaching in Higher Education. Invited Keynote at the IMHE/OECD What Works Conference on Quality Teaching, Istanbul, Turkey.

Saroyan, A. (2008, December). Quality and relevance of teaching in higher education. Invited presentation in the workshop on Quality and relevance of teaching in higher education organized by the Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD) in Barcelona, Spain.

Saroyan, A. (2007, December). Quality assurance: Highlights and challenges. Invited presentation at the Regional Higher Education Conference: Strategic choices for higher education reform, organized by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Saroyan, A. (2007, October). Strategic management of quality assurance systems. Invited presentation at the International Forum on Higher Education Management, organized by the National Ministry of Education of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

Saroyan, A. (2007, June).  Quality assurance: An international perspective and implications for improvement. Invited presentation at the High Level Forum on Financing Post-Compulsory Education in China: Strategies and Options, organized by the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Saroyan, A. (2007, June). Quality and staff development. Invited presentation at the Strategic Development of Thailand’s Higher Education, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Thailand and The World Bank, Bangkok, Thailand.

Saroyan, A. (2006, December). Quality in higher education. Invited presentation at Malaysia and the Knowledge Economy: Building a world-class higher education system, organized by The Economic Planning Unit and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the World Bank, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Salmi, J., & Saroyan, A. (2006, November). Invited presentation of final draft of paper entitled League Tables as Policy Instruments:  The political economy of accountability in the 2nd International Barcelona Conference: Higher Education in the World 2007.  Accreditation for Quality Assurance.  What is at Stake?,  Global University Network for Innovations (GUNI) and UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain.

Saroyan, A. (2006, October). Quality assurance: Concepts, trends, and practices. Invited presentation in the Technical Workshop on Planning and Quality Assurance organized by UNESCO,  Tbilisi, Georgia.

Saroyan, A. (2006, October). Quality assurance and accreditation: An international perspective. Invited presentation in the Technical Workshop on Planning and Quality Assurance organized by UNESCO, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Saroyan, A. (2006, June). A typology of quality assurance systems. Invited presentation at the World Bank Learning Conference on Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education, Sèvres. France.

Salmi, J., & Saroyan, A. (2006, June). League tables as policy instruments: The political economy of accountability in tertiary education. Invited paper presented at the World Bank Learning Conference on Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education, Sèvres. France.

Salmi, J., & Saroyan, A.  (2006, May). League Tables as Policy Instruments:  The political economy of accountability. Invited paper presented at the Second Meeting of the International Rankings Expert Group (IREG), Berlin, Germany.

Saroyan, A. & Salmi, J. (2006, April). League tables as policy instruments: The political economy of accountability in tertiary education. Invited paper presented at The 1st International Barcelona Conference: Higher Education in the World 2007.  Accreditation for Quality Assurance.  What is at Stake?  Global University Network for Innovations (GUNI) and UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain.

Saroyan, A. (2004, November). Teaching for learning: Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. Invited keynote for the l'Association internationale de pédagogie universitaire Section Amérique: L'encadrement et l'intervention pédagogique à l'université, Université Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Saroyan, A. (2004, April). Higher education and research. Invited paper presented at the Europe of Knowledge 2020 Conference, organized by the European Commission, Liège, Belgium.

Saroyan, A. (2004, March, a). University teaching: Challenges and opportunities for the 21st century. Invited presentation at the Institut de Recherche en Economie de l’Education, Université de Bourgogne,  Dijon, France.

Saroyan, A. (2003, May). Discussant. The future of universities/Research relations. Symposium, organized by The European Commission, Corfu, Greece.

Saroyan, A. (2003, February). Pedagogical innovations for improvement and change. Paper presented at the Ministerial Conference on Tertiary Education Reform, organized by The World Bank Institute, Bangalore, India.

Saroyan, A. (2002, September). Why should teaching count? Paper presented at the Vision Forum for the Future of Education in Jordan, organized by The World Bank, Amman, Jordan.

Saroyan, A. (2002, June). Higher Education: Strategic choices for tertiary education reform. Discussant in conference organized by The World Bank and the World Bank Institute, Sèvres, FR.

Saroyan, A. (2002, May). Higher education in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and opportunities for the 21st century. Invited speaker and discussant in conference organized by the World Bank and the World Bank Institute, Paris, FR.

Saroyan, A. (2001, February). Accreditation and accountability. Invited speaker in seminar organized by the World Bank Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Saroyan, A. (2000, May). Défis, perspectives et strategies en pédagogies universitaire: l’experience nord-americaine. Keynote delivered for the inauguration of the position of Chaire en pédagogie universitaire at Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Conference presentations/papers

Getahun, D., Saroyan, A., & Aulls, M. (2016, April). Examining university students’ conceptions of inquiry: Relationship to epistemic beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.Saroyan, A. (June, 2015).  A Canadian perspective on university admissions. Invited talk presented at the Joint UNESCO-Ministry of Higher Education Workshop on Admissions Policies, held in Cairo, Egypt.

Sternzes, R., Saroyan, A., & Steinert, Y. (2016, April). Medical student curiosity: A descriptive study.  Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal, Quebec.

Ramos, D., Grad, R., & Saroyan, A. (2015, November) What is the usability of a mobile application to prepare residents for their board examination? Poster presented at the Family Medicine Forum 2015, Toronto, ON.

Salimzadeh, R., Sabagh, Z., Saxena, A., Kazemi, M., & Saroyan, A. (2015, April). Developing and using a framework for fostering reflection on teaching. Paper presented at the 2015 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Saroyan, A. (June, 2015).  Governance and internal quality assurance: Perspectives from HEIs and QAAs. Chair and discussant at the Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Arab Region: Sustainability and Future Development, held in Cairo, Egypt.

Saxena, A. & Saroyan, A. (2014, September). Improving pedagogical practice by using a computer based learning environment to scaffold educator self-reflection. Paper accepted at the 2nd International Conference on Metacognition (Metacog 2014), Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Saxena, A., Saroyan, A., Agnew, L. & Segura, A. (2014, June). Transforming external scaffolding to educator self-reflection by using advanced learning technologies. Paper presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Malaty Kostandi, I., Snell. L., & Saroyan, A. (2013, August). Factors influencing the scholarship of teaching and learning in a medical Faculty. Poster presented at 2nd the International Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wang, X., Aulls, M., Saroyan, A. (2013, April). Chinese students in Canadian graduate programs: Encountering the epistemic dissonance. Paper presented at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Gebre, E., Saroyan, A., & Getahun, D. (2013, April). Developing an instrument for assessing student engagement in technology rich classrooms. Paper presented at the 2013 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Saroyan, A. (2012, June). Policies and practices to enhance university teaching: Perspectives from senior administrators, faculty and educational developers. Chair and organizer of panel session at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Montreal, QC.

Saroyan, A., & Bateman, D. (2012, June). The concept of pedagogical expertise. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Montreal, QC.

Gebre, E., Bracewell, R., & Saroyan, A. (2012, April). Students’ engagement in technology rich classrooms and professors’ views of effective teaching. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Laflamme, E. & Saroyan, A. (2012, April). Consultation models in educational development: A literature review. Round table paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Saroyan, A., & Bateman, D. (2012, June). Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Montreal, QC.

Thomas, A., & Saroyan, A. (2011, April). Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Gebre, E., Asrat, D., & Saroyan, A. (2011, April). Perceptions of good university teaching: Faculty and department chairs’ perspectives. Round table paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Saroyan, A., Asrat, D., & Gebre, E. (2011, April). . Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Hum, G., Saroyan, A. (2010, May). Practical university teaching knowledge used during exemplary teaching incidents: A model and comparison across demographic, contextual, and evaluative variables. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Saroyan, A., Zhou, Y., & Dagenais, J. (2009, April). . Paper presented at the American Educational Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Saroyan, A. & Salmi, J. (2006, April). . Invited paper presented at The 1st International Barcelona Conference: Higher Education in the World 2007. Accreditation for Quality Assurance. What is at Stake? Global University Network for Innovations (GUNI) and UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain.

Salmi, J., & Saroyan, A. (2006, May). Invited paper presented at the Second Meeting of the International Rankings Expert Group (IREG), Berlin, Germany.

Saroyan, A., & Arcuri, L. (2005, April). Leadership for teaching. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Amundsen, C., Saroyan, A., Weston, C., & McAlpine, L. (2004, June). Learning to teach in higher education: A working model. Paper presented at The International Consortium for Educational Development Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Saroyan, A., & Arcuri, N. (2003, April). Academic leadership and the effective teaching and learning environment. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Jazvac, M., & Saroyan, A. (2003, August). Disciplinary differences in university professors’ conceptions of teaching. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction, Padova, Italy.

Saroyan, A., Amundsen, C., Jazvac, M., & Bouchard, J. (2001, April). Professors' conceptions of teaching in higher education: Variety and shifts of views. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Saroyan, A. (2000, July). Allocating time to academic tasks. Paper presented at the 25th Improving University Teaching and Learning conference, Frankfurt, Germany.

Saroyan, A., & Bouchard, J. (2000, May). Preparing graduate students for a teaching career. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education in Edmonton, AB.

 

Professional activities: 

I am a consultant to international organizations including the OECD, The World Bank and UNESCO on higher education projects, providing expertise on matters related to quality, quality assurance and academic development. In this capacity, I have worked in a number of countries including Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Russia, Armenia, Iran, Nepal, Georgia, India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.

Specialization: 

Higher education; quality of academic programs; academic development; quality assurance