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Vicki Squires Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair, Educational Administration

Dr Squires' research and teaching areas include post-secondary education, leadership, assessment and evaluation, and organizational theory.

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Profile

Dr. Vicki Squires is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Vicki served as a special education teacher, classroom teacher, and vice principal in Saskatchewan Rivers School Division and Saskatoon Public Schools. After completing her doctoral studies, she worked in Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) at the University of Saskatchewan, as the Manager of Planning, Program Development, and Assessment. Vicki developed the Leadership in Post-secondary Education program, an undergraduate certificate program and a graduate level specialization within the Master’s of Education program. Her area of research specialization is leadership in post-secondary education and the impact of effective leadership practices and policy on student success. Vicki has presented at local, national and international conferences on policy and program development, student success in post-secondary education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and student mental health. 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • EADM 437 – Role of the Student and Student Services in Post-secondary Education
  • EADM 438 – Administration and Governance in Post-secondary Education
  • EADM 439 – Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education

Graduate Teaching

  • EADM 835 - Governance and Policy-Making in Education
  • EADM 837 – Role of the Student and Student Services in Post-secondary Education
  • EADM 838 – Administration and Governance in Post-secondary Education
  • EADM 839 – Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education
  • EADM 885 – Research Methodologies
  • EADM 991 – Educational Leadership Capstone Project

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Kalyn, B*., Lemisko, L., Squires, V., & Balzer, G.  (in press). Discourse communities of learning in graduate    school:  An authentic transformative experience. Innovative teaching and learning in higher education. Oxfordshire, UK.: Libri Publishing.

Squires, V. (2018). Growing flourishing schools through graduate leadership programs. In S. Cherkowski & K. Walker (Eds). Perspectives on flourishing schools (pp. 331-347). Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Lexington Books.

Squires, V. (2016). The assessment imperative: Evidence-based decision making in student affairs. In P. Newton & D. Burgess (Eds.) The best available evidence: Decision-making for educational improvement (pp. 113-128). Rotterdam, NL: SensePublishers.

Journal Articles

Blazieko, C., & Squires, V. (in press). Using network learning communities to create authentic collaboration opportunities for teachers. International Studies in Educational Administration.

Baldwin, S., & Squires, V.* (2018). Changing trends and emerging themes: Teaching and learning in post-secondary mathematics classrooms. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 16 (1), Article 5. Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol16/iss1/5

Squires, V. (2018). Using the 3E framework in promoting adult learners’ success in online environments. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 64, Summer 2018, 126-140.

Squires, V.,* & Disano, J. (2018). Painting a picture: students as parents. Journal of Global Educational Research, 1 (1), 1-8.

Nelson, T., & Squires, V.* (2017). Adaptive Leadership. Journal of Leadership Education, 16, 11-123.

Squires, V. (2015). Tackling complex educational challenges through adaptive leadership. Antistatis, 5(1), 15-18.

Conference Proceedings

Schmidt, M., Mousavi, A., Squires, V., & Wilson, K. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of automated personalized feedback in an undergraduate Biology course.  Proceedings of the Hawaii University International Conference on STEM/STEAM and Education. Waikiki, HawaiiJune 6 – 9. Available at: https://huichawaii.org/ssec/proceedings-programs/proceedings-steam-2018-1/

Squires, V., Turner, N., Bassendowski, S., Wilson, J., & Bens, S. (2017). Enhance, extend, empower: Understanding faculty use of e-learning technologies. Universitat Politechnica de Valencia, Valencia, 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd17.2017.5508

Vicki Squires and Tracy Spencer, “Addressing the New Reality: Violence Threat Assessment in Post-secondary Education in Elissa McCarron, Ed. CAPSLE 2017: in the Land of Living Skies: Expanding Horizons in Education and the Law. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 30 – May 2, 2017 (Toronto: CAPSLE, 2018).

Selected Conference Presentations

Squires, V. (2018). Being prepared for a new reality: The emergence of threat assessment teams in education. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). 46th Annual Conference. University of Regina, Regina, SK: May 27-30

Squires, V. (2018). Exploring Canadian students’ transition to post-secondary education: Hearing their stories. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). 46th Annual Conference. University of Regina, Regina, SK: May 27-30.

Bassendowski, S., Turner, N., Squires, V., Wilson, J., & Bens, S. (2018). Engagement with learning technologies: Video as a preferred teaching tool. Proceedings of the 7th International Nurse Education Conference, Banff, AB. May 6 -9.

Squires, V. (2018). Leveraging student voice in designing supports for mental health. Teaching and Learning Conference, Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. Calgary, AB. May 1-2

Dietrich Leurer, M., Kent-Wilkinson, A., Luimes, J., Ferguson, L., Murray, L., Squires, V., & Dell, C. (2018). Reflections and recommendations of previous study abroad undergraduate nursing students. Proceedings of the Commonwealth Federation of Nurses and Midwives. London, UK: Mar. 10-11.

Squires, V. (2018). Steering through the turbulent waters of academic leadership in Canadian higher education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education: Waikiki, HI, Jan. 4-8.

Kalyn, B., Lemisko, L., Squires, V., & Balzer, G. (2018). Returning to school: The impact of graduate studies on teacher professional practice. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education: Waikiki, HI, Jan. 4-8.

Squires, V. (2018). Exploring factors for successful student transition to post-secondary education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education: Waikiki, HI, Jan. 4-8.

Squires, V. (2017). A thousand points of whoa: An autoethnographic journey through leading a program innovation. Proceedings of the European Conference of Educational Research. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Aug. 23 – 26.

Squires, V. (2017). Childcare on campus: Supporting our diverse students. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). 45th Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ryerson University. May 27 – May 31.

Squires, V. (2016). Assessment in higher education: Policies, politics and practice.  Proceedings of the European Conference of Educational Research.  Dublin, Ireland. University College of Dublin. Aug. 21 – Aug. 25.

Squires, V. (2016). Achieving innovation on campus: Navigating the collegial and governance processes. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). 44th Annual Conference. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. University of Calgary. May 28 – June 1.