About the Chair

As part of the Destination 2020 strategic plan, the University of Ottawa’s Chairs in University Teaching underscore the University’s commitment to instructional excellence by:

  • Promoting innovative teaching and learning practices that will benefit the wider University community;
  • Recognizing the value of educational leadership and excellence in University Teaching; and
  • Supporting professors committed to the scholarly investigation of teaching and learning, translating to University wide transformation of instructional practices.

In 2013, Jenepher Lennox Terrion was selected as Chairholder of the University of Ottawa Chair in University Teaching. Her project is described here:

Given the place of large classes in today’s universities, understanding how they can be best delivered is significant. The development of positive relationships between instructor and students through the professor’s verbal and nonverbal communication, or teacher immediacy, is important to learning. Therefore, this study will assess the degree to which highly rated professors of large classes demonstrate teacher immediacy and catalogue how they do it. The study will produce guidelines for teaching large classes focused specifically on building teacher immediacy and, ultimately, positive classroom relationships.

About Prof. Jenepher Lennox Terrion

Jenepher Lennox Terrion, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses. She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Organizational Communication (IRGOC).  Jenepher is a Senior Researcher with the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services and holds a cross appointment to the Ph.D. in Population Health Program.

View Prof. Jenepher Lennox Terrion’s curriculum vitae.


Read about Prof. Lennox Terrion’s research interests and teaching philosophy.

About the Team

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