Selkirk College, Attn: Neil Martin
820 Tenth Street, Nelson BC, V1L 3C7, Canada
Originally from Winnipeg, Neil has spent time working and attending school in three Canadian provinces and overseas. In addition to working as an education developer at both Selkirk College and a college in Winnipeg, Neil has been a classroom teacher. As well, he has held various positions in both the travel and golf industries. Neil’s history with Selkirk College goes back 20 years to when he was a student in the Golf Course Management & Operations Program.
Golf industry experience aside, Neil’s true calling has been in the education field. Interested in a position other than a classroom teacher, Neil pursued graduate work at Queen’s University where he earned a MEd degree in curriculum and instruction. Graduate school continued at Simon Fraser University, where he completed PhD coursework in curriculum theory.
Neil works continuously toward establishing the best possible learning environment for students. During his time at Selkirk College, Neil has been tasked to complete a program outcome review process, assist in the development of new programs, design professional development opportunities for instructors, implement an e-book delivery system and co-develop a new course outline template. In addition, he has been asked to review standing college policy, conduct a college-wide course outline review, manage an ongoing college-wide program review process, establish textbook inventory guidelines and sit on internal Education Council sub-committees. His areas of expertise include instructional design, assessment and evaluation, program development and review, governance, and process re-alignment.
While a son of the prairies, Neil’s many travels and experiences allow him to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of the West Kootenay.