|Dr. David Slomp|
Educated at the University of Alberta, Slomp joined the U of L in 2011. His background includes classroom experience, both as a high school English teacher and a college instructor. At the U of L, he soon established himself as an outstanding teacher and researcher. Slomp rarely lectures, rather he assigns readings that contain the content he wants his students to explore and then invites students to take part in learning activities that help them examine the implications of the reading for their own practice.
His knowledge of evaluation and assessment allows him to create the kind of educational experiences that prepare his students to become leaders in the classrooms of the future. He is continually aware of his responsibility to craft and maintain an optimal learning environment, something he accomplishes by soliciting and reviewing feedback from students. Slomp has special expertise in writing assessment and his work in this area has made him an oft-cited authority across the province and beyond.
As the Board of Governor’s Teaching Chair, Slomp plans to use his expertise in the area of writing instruction and assessment design to support University programs and faculty. Slomp is committed not only to excellence in teaching, but also scholarship of teaching and leadership in education. One of his plans is to develop a Community Service Learning course series on writing grant proposals for community groups, where U of L students will partner with a community agency to assist them in writing grant proposals.