|| Katharine Janzen|
phone: (416) 978-1232
Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
• August 2009 – in progress - Principal Investigator for a “Case Study of an Innovative M.Ed. Program with a focus on Leadership in Higher Education”; Dr. Cicely Watson is Co-Investigator. Data collection is by mixed methods: on-line questionnaire survey of Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 completing the program and content analysis of interviews with a sample of these students, faculty and staff.
• Nov 1, 2006 to Oct 31, 2009 – founded and chaired the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII). At the end of the second year the network of 10 colleges led by Katharine had collectively completed 143 applied research projects in partnerships with 14 colleges and universities, that involved 740 students engaged in research under the direction of 230 faculty.
• June 2006 Principal Investigator for a study titled Professional Development Needs and Interests of Faculty in Canadian Colleges and Universities (n=3,500; response rate 12.5% overall; 26% for some groups)
• May 2006 – Principal Investigator - Professional Development Needs Assessment of Administrative Staff in Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario (n=247)
• September 2004 - March 2007 - Seneca Lead for an experimental project entitled “Enhancing Student Success in Post-Secondary Education” - Experimental study of the impact on student success of 4 intervention strategies related to the students’ self-assessed “at risk” factors.
• June 1999 - 2003 Principal Investigator - Internet based courses to teach Ontario secondary school teachers how to teach in broad based technology subjects
• 2002- 2003 - Seneca College Lead in the Mobile Learning Project
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) University of Toronto, Specialization: Higher Education (Educ of Professionals), 1990
Master of Education (M.Ed.) University of Toronto, Specialization: Education Administration, 1986
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) University of Toronto, 1974
Diploma in Nursing (R.N.) The Mack School of Nursing, St. Catharines, ON, 1970
Dr. Janzen has taught in higher education in Ontario for more than 35 years. She was Professor, Coordinator and Chair of the Nursing Program at Seneca College for 18 years; Director of Professional Development for 10 years and Associate vice President Research & Innovation for 8 years, also at Seneca. Between 1990 and 2007 she was a part-time Adjunct Professor at Brock University, as an Associate with the University of Toronto/OISE teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs. Her main areas of interest and expertise are: Curriculum Theory, Design and Development, Teaching/Learning strategies, Organization Development, Education Research, and Leadership and Change in education. She has supervised more than 35 students who have successfully completed their master's research projects and theses; she has served on numerous doctoral theses committees. Katharine has co-facilitated several year-long leadership academies for health professionals and college faculty, administrators and support staff.
1993 - present - Founding and Senior Editor of The College Quarterly - an academic journal that focuses on research and scholarly discussion of issues relevant to Canadian colleges. The journal includes both peer reviewed and editorial board reviewed scholarly papers. Initially published in print the journal is now published entirely on-line. http://collegequarterly.ca
2012 - consultant for the Education Program Standards for Funeral Services in Ontario
Roberts, J., Beke, N., Janzen, K., Mercer, D, and Soetaert, E. (2003). “Harvesting Fragments of Time. Mobile Learning Pilot Project”. Mobile Learning Consortium. http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/college/mlearning
Janzen. K. - Professional Competency Profile, Funeral Director - published by the Ontario Board of Funeral Services - (First Edition - May 21, 2003)
Janzen, K.R. - Standards for Diabetes Education in Canada (September 1995, revised 2000) published by the Diabetes Educators of the Canadian Diabetes Association and subsequently adopted as the International Standards for Diabetes Education.
Janzen, K.R. (1996) “Caring” as an Intended Learning Outcome. Curriculum Inquiry. Vol.26, No. 2, Summer 1996, pp.211-214.
Mitchell, A., Janzen, K., Pask, E. & Southwell, D. (1995) Assessment of Nursing Research Utilization Needs in Ontario Health Agencies. Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration, Vo.8, No. 1, January - February 1995, pp.77-91
Tiberius, R.G., Sackin, H.D., Janzen, K.R. & Preece, M. (1993). Alliances for Change: A Procedure for Improving Teaching Through Conversations with Learners and Partnerships with Colleagues. The Journal of Staff, Program and Organization Development, Vol. 11, No.1, 11- 23.Research Grants and Contracts
August 2009 – in progress - Principal Investigator for a “Case Study of an Innovative M.Ed. Program with a focus on Leadership in Higher Education”; Dr. Cicely Watson is Co-Investigator. The study is supported with a $3,000 Faculty Associates grant from the Centre for the Study of Students in PSE (OISE).
Nov 1, 2006 to Oct 31, 2009 – Katharine was the founder and Chair or Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) – CONII received a $3.5 million grant from the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation to conduct applied research in partnership with college faculty, students and small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s. In 2009, the Ontario Provincial awarded CONII an additional grant of $10 million over the next three years!
June 2006 Principal Investigator for a study titled Professional Development Needs and Interests of Faculty in Canadian Colleges and Universities (n=3,500). The study was sponsored and fully funded by The Institute for the Advancement of Teaching in Higher Education (IATHE)
May 2006 – Principal Investigator for a study titled Professional Development Needs Assessment of Administrative Staff in Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario (n=247). Sponsored and fully funded by the College Committee for Human Resource Development (CCHRD) of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario (ACAATO).
September 2004 - March 2007 - Seneca Lead on an experimental project entitled “Enhancing Student Success in Post Secondary Education” - Experimental study of the impact on student success of 4 intervention strategies related to the students’ self assessed “at risk” factors. Total value of the project $900,000 with funding support from Human Resource Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
Honours and Awards
May 28, 2007 Excellence in Leadership Award (2006-2007)- awarded by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Annual Conference, Montreal
Feb. 21, 2003: International Excellence in Leadership Award – presented by The Chair Academy, Mesa, Arizona – nominated by the Seneca Administrative, Faculty and Support Staff CPD Planning Committees
Feb. 15, 1999:Inaugural Doug Light Award for Administrative Excellence - awarded by The Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (representing the 25 Ontario Colleges)-"in recognition by her peers for her outstanding contribution to her college, her students, her community and the college system"
May 29, 1998: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Excellence in Innovation Award - awarded for the on-line certificate program Designing Curriculum Using Instructional Technology (CTC) - the program was initiated by Katharine who also chaired the CTC Curriculum Development Team
May 1998: The CONNY Award - exemplary approaches to Continuing Education - awarded for the on-line certificate program Designing Curriculum Using Instructional Technology which was initiated by Katharine who also chaired the CTC Curriculum Development Team - awarded by The Ontario Colleges' Continuing Education Faculties (committee of ACAATO)
Emory Award for Graduate Study – $2,000.00 - Awarded by the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing - July 22, 1974
Ontario Scholar – Awarded by the Government of Ontario - August 25, 1967
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMITTEE/BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
• LHAE (prev TPS) Representative on the U of T SSHE Research Ethics Board - Sept 2010 - Sept 2013
- Fellow, UT Senior College 2010- present
- The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) 2010 to present
- Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) membership 1992- 2002; reinstated June 2010.
• Member of the Executive Committee for the Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Colleges Ontario – 2009 to 2010
• Chair, Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) - 2006 to October 31, 2009
• Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham - member of the Board of Directors - 2004 to Dec 2005
• Chair, Research & Development Sub-Committee of the Polytechnics Canada (formerly the Association of Canadian Public Polytechnic Institutes) - 2004 to 2005
• York Region Biotech Cluster Consortium – Seneca College rep. on the working group for a consortium of York University, Seneca College, York Region and Markham Municipal governments and private sector partners – 2003 to Dec 31, 2005.
• Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA) – Working Group of the Toronto City Summit Alliance - May 2003 to Dec 2005
• Heads of Applied Research Committee, ACAATO/Colleges Ontario – February 2003 to Dec 2005
• Advisory Committee for the York-Seneca Institute for Math, Science and Technology Education (YSIMSTE) – 2000 to Dec 2010
• Advisory Committee for the OISE/UT Doctoral Program for Community College Leaders – 1999 to ~2003
On invitation, Katharine has worked with faculty and administrative staff in Jamaica, the Peoples Republic of China, Morocco and Brazil in the area of curriculum development, competency based education and the integration of technology in education.
Higher Education (including Community College Leadership) Leadership, Administration & Educational Change Research Methodologies and Practices (including Measurement, Evaluation, Assessment, & Knowledge Mobilization)